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Tonight I was able to attend two very cool events. The first was the holiday party for Pulp's free-lance writers. It was at the Iguana Grill on the South Side, which was a decent enough place. I got to talk to Shanley for the first time in weeks, talked to Cindy for a bit, got free drinks, and my paycheck! Can't beat that. I didn't really know any of the other free-lancers by looking at them, but recognized a few names. The boyfriend was being a good little wife and stood off to the side while I talked business with the “office folk.” ;-p\
After that most of us headed to the Lava Lounge for the LUPEC event, which was so, so fun. We were only there for about an hour and some change, but as soon as we walked in we were greeted by Shanley's wife, Jennie, who handed us our own tiaras and information about the different cocktails being feature that evening. The theme of the night was royalty and focused around a woman named Doris Mercer who was from E. Liberty but became the Princess of Persia through marriage. They created a special drink for her tonight that was called…uh…I can't remember but it had some Chambord, some Crown Royal and something else and a cherry. It wasn't the tastiest thing ever but it did a number on my speech abilities. I spent a good bit of time talking to Robert Isenberg who writes for Pulp and a couple of other publications in the city. He told me that I looked like Cate Blanchett, so I said, “Thanks.” Then we talked about our favorite writers and whatnot. The boyfriend had a good bit of fun, too, which pleased me. He wore his tiara like a true lady and sipped on his fancy cocktail. Yinz guys shoulda come aht. Apparently was there but I was a tad tipsy so I didn't really notice. Sorry, Jen. :-)\
In addition to the tiaras and whatnot, we got some gaudy rings and beads and cookies. We got home at 9 and my mom and son, knowing that we'd only been out for about 2 and 1/2 hours wondered what the hell we had gotten into.\
Anyway, the baby and my mom are in bed, the boyfriend is at Havana and I'm all curled up in bed and watching Roseanne. Life is good. I definitely needed a decent night out since my son has been being very…two and fighting a head cold. I really needed to be around adults who didn't need me to change their diapers or suck the boogers out of their noses.\
Ahhh….

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