Life: Inaugural staff ball

Living in the DC metro area, I get to do a lot of cool things. There are the museums, memorials, trails, and all the cool stuff that just comes with living in a bustling city. Last night, I got to attend the staff inaugural ball!

I got to feel like a pretty princess in a fantastic dress from ModCloth:

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I got to see the President & Mrs. Obama give a speech, in person. As in, breathing the same air:

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And to end the evening, I saw Lady Gaga perform with Tony Bennett, singing ‘The lady is a tramp’:

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All in all, it was a great night and I felt really lucky to be a part of it. I also came away with a sense (and reassurance) that it’s more than ok to not fit in with the typical DC politico type. I think sometimes, especially at these sort of events, people get caught up in what they do here in DC and that it defines them. And more often times than not, if you don’t fit in with their definition you can find yourself on the outside of an awkward adult social clique.

I’m lucky in the friends and the company I keep to know that I have no problem standing on the outside. I get a better view of who I am.

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5 Comments»

  crankypants wrote @

So how did you get a ticket to that? Someone else I saw who went said basically the same thing about not fitting in to that culture. You looked great and really stand out in that fantastic dress!

  zigzagmags wrote @

my friend to the right in the top pic works at the WH (same one that got me the holiday tour) and she bought an extra ticket to take me. i think they get a +1 or something? our friend to the left of the pic was able to join us last minute bc one of her co-workers was sick and offered up his ticket.

thanks – i felt pretty. it’s always fun to get dressed up 🙂

  crankypants wrote @

Ah, cool. Good to know people in high places sometimes!

  zigzagmags wrote @

agreed though i almost feel sorry for her that she has to work with some of those people all the time. i just get it in doses lol.

  doranyc wrote @

OH MY GOD I AM SOOOO JEAL JEAL!!!!!!!!!!! Gaga posted a video of her performance, I haven’t watched it yet.


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