Friday, March 14, 2008
I went on Wednesday to the annual New York fundraiser of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, which this year was held at the new headquarters of my employer. We started with a cocktail reception and then had dinner, followed by an unofficial afterparty at which I drank too much and stayed too long. I got home sometime in the wee hours of the morning - I’m not even sure when - and somehow struggled through a workday yesterday. I was so happy to be able to go to sleep last night!
Some photos from the event are at my friend Kenneth’s blog, featuring some of our special celebrity guests, as well as yours truly. I didn’t talk to, or even see, many of the celebrities. I was too busy yakking with friends, I guess. (Kenneth, on the other hand, is a celebrity magnet.) I did have a chance to tell Judy Shepard, Matt's mother, how glad I was that she could attend.
It was a lot of fun to catch up with friends and acquaintances I haven't seen in ages -- even the ones I didn't have a chance to talk to, but just spotted across the room. Nice to know everyone is still out there and apparently doing well!
(Photo: Red Hook, Brooklyn, Feb. 2008)