Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The ALA Student Chapter officers for 2010-2011 recently got together for some sophisticated fun. As these photos reveal, these student leaders know how to look good while talking shop. The event took place in a Santa Monica apartment belonging to one of the Co-Presidents (moi!). Guests were asked to bring a potluck dish as well as a very important accessory. Can you guess? That's right, this was an ol' fashioned political wig party- like the British Parliament, only much more colorful (and less wild). Upon arrival, guests were presented with hand crafted stationary, which outlined The Rules. Co-President, Britt Foster was responsible for the creation and crafty dissemination of the rules. In case you're interested in hosting your own wig party in the near future, here they are:
1. The first rule of wig party is never mention wig party (unless your blogging about it, of course).
2. Don't mention wigs, either.
3. In fact, don't even mention anything rhyming with wig.
4. And while we're at it, don't say a word about e-books, either. We're sick of hearing about them.
5. The same goes for Harry Potter. Geeze. Can't everybody just shut up about that kid already?
Failure to abide by these rules will result in some strange punishment drawn from The Great and Mystical Jar of Mysteries. Your Madame Presidents reserve the right to force The Great and Mystical Jar of Mysteries on anyone at anytime, for any infraction or the rules above, a stellar cocktail, or an amazing...you know. That thing on your head.
Violators drew from a jar of question slips and were required to answer "what if" type questions before the assembly. Surprisingly, the party's chief planners were also the chief transgressors. It's harder than you'd think to not say "wig," especially when everyone in the room is wearing one. The food was delicious and the guests looked smashing. Most attendees confessed to mysterious head itching, likely as a result of all that intense ALA Student Chapter event planning. Stay tuned for the results of this powerful think tank!
Posted by Stevie Lemons Hartford at 5:12 PM