Posted by Joke at 10:02 AM
posted at 12:17 PM, July 24, 2010
I am envious. That sounds fun.
Paola posted at 12:28 PM, July 24, 2010
I wish I could go to TotC!!!
blackbird posted at 3:06 PM, July 24, 2010
(See how I made you write another whole post? Clever, ain't I?)
Yeah, but you guys all get cozy in the evening and stay up real late talking about sex whilst wearing adorable boxer shorts, right?
PS: Blogher chez Poppy includes nearly as much alcohol. We begin at 8:30 with champagne and by 2:00am we've broken into the pantry for the brown liquors.
Joke posted at 3:55 PM, July 24, 2010
1- You are a VERY clever girl. Having spent all these years hermetically sealed in a vat of testosterone you have learned how to maneuver like a ninja. You are to be feared and respected.
2- You've seen the pix of the men with vests (or silk bowling shirts) and very strange facial hair. Do you realllllly think any of them have cute boxer shorts?
My supposition is that any discussion of sex among them might run to numerical exaggeration. Although to be absolutely fair, perhaps after hours -- and what is defined as after-hours in New Orleans during a colossal mass bender is open to vigorous discussion -- there have been such discussions...but, um, intelligibility has not been exactly a hallmark.
Incidentally, I am surprised at the relatively high percentage of women attending. Not quite half, but that's a damned sight better than I would have assumed.
3- Were I a younger and less attached man, I would seriously contemplate (without the slightest chemical trace of shame or compunction) infiltrating such an event as you describe. For utterly unworthy and ignoble motives.
4- Poppy has an original 1st Edition copy of Trader Vic's bartending guide. She occasionally allows me to venerate it. THIS event, and (I vehemently state) no other was tailor-made for her.
She is too modest and self-effacing to admit it, but I know that only maternal duty and spousal affection keep her away from New Orleans during TotC. She won't give voice to it, but she is currently suffering the torments of the damned at not being in attendance.
Next up: "Art of the Aperitif: Exploring Pre-Prandial Spirits, Wines and Cocktails" in 35 minutes.