This is a photo of Elizabeth explaining Lady Gaga’s sartorial journey as a school metaphor to us. It was one of the funniest things I have ever experienced. Also, Sean rapped (!) and Emily sang a PG-rated version of “Flower” with Supercute. I know I am prone to saying everything is amazing, but trust me on this one: it was all amazing. Afterwards I spent several hours hugging friends and stroking their hair and telling them how much I love them. Effusiveness is really 2010, guys.
when she says effusive she means it.
real things emailed among effusive friends last night:
i’m so excited to take this 2010 JOURNEY with you
You guys, 2010 is about taking journies together. For real.
i dont want to start crying, but i am totally journeying.
Journeys or journies? Everything looks wrong. Together! Friend love!
let’s all help each other be great this year.
LETS. just tell me what to do.
elizabeth was AMAZING. i kept telling everyone i “discovered” her, which actually means that i met her when we worked together at the nyt and then at some point introduced her to marisa. (nevertheless, i want credit for my awesome taste in friends.)
accused oversharer emily gould singing accused oversharer (though we didnt call it that in the 90s) liz phair was totally inspired and emilys book is clearly going to be awesome.
listening to sean reminded me why i think music writers are the best writers. plus, afterward, we had a bonding moment when he told me about his life-changing first time meeting jon and i told him about my life-changing first time meeting marisa.
which helps explain the effusive emails sent later, and for some of us, drunker that night.