You know, I completely glossed over how we spent New Year's Eve, our 9th wedding anniversary. We attended a big radio station party thrown by Jack 96.5 FM. They were doing a 007 James Bond theme with costume contests, special Bon martini's (shaken, not stirred) and a huge fantasy casino. Well, we went to the pre-gala dinner first actually. We were the youngest people at our table. And I must finally be all grown up and self-confident because for the first time in my life I ENJOYED sitting down at a table with 10 strangers and making conversation. The dinner was pretty nice, too.
One of the women we enjoyed dinner with was fascinating - and in the jewelry business. She is the one who took this photo of us upside down. When I asked her why she did that, she explained that by holding the camera upside down, the flash is at the bottom and throw light up under your face - erasing unflattering shadows!! I was amazed...look at this picture! I decided sitting at the same table with her was my good fortune for the year and this little tid-bit, something I never thought of, well worth the price of admission!
We had a pretty good time, and played blackjack for hours. I got a real kick out of all the Bond costumes and stayed until almost 1 AM to find out who won first prize in each category. We even danced a little bit.
And at midnight we counted down with all the others and then watched out the window of the Bell Harbor Conference Center to see the fireworks at the top of the Space Needle. We had a super time!
I hope you found a memorable way to celebrate the beginning of 2007!