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)


Anonymous said...

Every once in awhile it's a great idea to blow off steam, drink too much, stay up too late and rub shoulders with celebrities. I salute you!

Geraldo's pink glasses??? Please explain?

Anonymous said...

wow. the glitter in the photos is just about as far away from Graulhet as I can imagine. And the pink shades on Rivera? Priceless.

Anonymous said...

I simply cannot picture you drinking too much, or being wild in any way - it's just not my mental image of Steve. ;-) Do you have a wild side? If you do - GOOD BOY! I must admit I gave up reading Kenneth's blog a while ago - it was a tad too egotistical for me (it seems like Kenneth would fit in well here in Seattle where the men with attitude - for no reason - make the guys in LA look warm and fuzzy) - then again, I only know him through his blog. *WINK*

Anonymous said...

yakking - such a good expression
(tho what did the yaks do to deserve it?)

have a great (recuperative?) weekend steve.

Anonymous said...

Steve, if only I had known you were going, you could have slipped Meridith V. a note informing her that I might be in love with her.