Some of the attendees went all out - guys decked out with tophats and canes ... women in floor-length gowns/dresses or figure-flattering traditional Chinese cheongsams (hubba hubba hubba!) ... and the event was packed wall-to-wall with eye-candy.
Most of us ended up staying until 2am, and I got to talk face to face with a few people I originally met through the Rice Bowl Journals. W00T!
I've always viewed my pathetically low alcohol tolerance as a blessing in disguise: I can get seriously sloshed on an extremely tight budget. Saturday proved to be no exception - my bar tab for the entire evening, with tip, came in under $16:
1. Sierra Nevada Pale AleHoo-yah!
2. Jack & Sour
3. Jack & Coke
4. Soda water
Enough fun to last me a while. Time to get back to work.