Tonight is our biggest event of the year at Washington Life magazine – our annual Young and the Guest list party. This is the soirée where we toast the who’s who of under 40 Washington. It actually gets a lot of press and a ton of people try to crash. We even had a talk in our last meeting on what to do if the Salahis try to come, as they attended last year before all the White House brouhaha. My vote was to let them in with open arms! But my grand idea was shot down.
I’m very excited for tonight’s event because it’s going to be the first time that Craig and Grey meet. So insane. Stacey and I have been blogging for five months now and they still have not met. Also excited that Stacey will be there and many of my wonderful former interns too. Also thankful that this year we were able to borrow dresses from our sponsor Karen Millen, which saved me a nice wad of cash. The only bad news is that I can’t drink a drop because of my marathon Saturday, so I have to rub elbows cold sober. Oh the woes of running.
Of course I shouldn’t complain, for while I post this and the rest of the staff starts the spray tanning, hair straightening, spanks wearing that goes with this kind of event, Kelly Fisher is still stuck in the big bad world of spreadsheets and RSVPs. In fact as I type she is on the phone going “wo, wo, wo calm down. Can I confirm that those are not plus ones? All individuals?” She sounds really scary. She should probably be hired alongside enormous bouncers at prestigious clubs, or be appointed White House social secretary.
You cannot begin to imagine the amount of people who try to fake RSVP to the event. And sadly, the last organizing of any guest list at Washington Life falls on Kelly’s shoulders. It’s a pretty thankless but very very important job and I just want to say THANKS KEL for being the muscle behind the list. As we learned from Crashergate, two wrong guests can get you top billing on CNN as the social disaster of the season. But not with Kelly “the muscle” Fisher at the helm.