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Masquerade Queen
Masquerade Queen

Well the Masquerade Ball was a blast! Everyone looked fantastic, the majority of the outfits were red and black, mine included. The party was held on a private floor at a swank little club called Modo. Foo foo cocktails were served 2 for 1 at the bar, yay I love cocktails! There wasn't a lot of dancing, mostly lounging in dark corners under the red lights chatting about this and that, then swirling across the floor to chat with someone else. A lot of picture taking! We're all obsessed with collecting photos for facebook, got to snap the best profile pic. There was dancing however in the fabulous co-ed loo! And would you believe it? I was crowned Masquerade Queen! Some girls get their crowns later in life. I was also presented with a pretty bouquet of pink carnations - sweet! my favorite flower!

Phantom Anna & Tanya's Masquerade Ball Happy Birthday Anna & Tanya Black & Red Waiting for a Taxi

So this weekend's book plans are to finish Les Misérables, perhaps The Lonely Londoners and start Mitford's The Pursuit of Love. I've got quite a bit of proofreading to do as well. I volunteered to look over and correct a fellow scholar's dissertation, it's taking a bit longer than I expected and it's got to be done by the 10th of May. Thankfully I'm getting paid!

Wow! Last night's Lost was fantastic! I just love that show so very much!

. listening . heroine . from first to last . heroine .

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At 25 April 2008 at 13:58, Blogger Carl V. said...

A masquerade? How cool is that?!?! I've longed to go to a masquerade ball ever since the first time I saw the film Labyrinth. They just seem like such a magical event. Just seeing the word written down has the Phantom of the Opera song flowing through my head. That is one of my favorite scenes in the musical. I'm glad you had fun, great pics!

At 26 April 2008 at 21:20, OpenID steeldreams said...

YAY! Congrats!

At 26 April 2008 at 21:27, Blogger alisonwonderland said...

hi! i'm visiting from Weekly Geeks! you've got a lot of fun things going on over here!

At 28 April 2008 at 16:16, Blogger Heather said...

Look at you, you hottie!!

You are just the absolute coolest.

I'm still plowing through Les Mis...but much slower than you. I read the abridged version in high school, so this unabridged version is daunting! But I loved it then and I'm loving it even more now. Hugo was such a great writer.

At 28 April 2008 at 17:39, Blogger Danielle said...

Cool mask. I've never been to anything like this, but it sounds like fun.

At 29 April 2008 at 01:32, Blogger Ashleigh said...

Thank you everyone for the compliments, I suggest if you're ever invited to a masquerade - GO! Or if you need a party idea, consider hosting one! :)


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    1: egyptologist; currently living in the uk attempting to obtain a phd in egyptology, hoping in the end there will be a job.
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