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Thu, Jul. 7th, 2005, 04:03 pm
And Some People Are Bizarre

As I've mentioned before, I'm hooked into this weird arts-media-technology-hipster community here in New York, which means I occasionally get invited to bizarre events. (My favorite? The guy who wanted me to help him test his jet-engine-powered motorbike. I said no, as I don't want to DIE HORRIBLY. It sounded like a neat project, though.)

Recently, though, I've also been getting invitations from a much swankier set, which just culminated in an invite to what sounds like a party where I would be horribly uncomfortable. The guy is renting out a SoHo loft, catering (with full bar), getting two fairly famous DJs, and putting everything on his company's expense account for what he calls a "small, private, intimate, swank" going-away party. Did I mention he's only leaving for two months? Part of me really wants to go; the other part reminds me that these people are not my tribe, even if part of me kind of wishes I were much hipper and much swankier than I actually am.

The weird part is, I'm not sure why these people are at all interested in me. The art-media-tech folks I can understand - but this organizer of this party dates models and spends his time working the party scene. What he wants with a fairly geeky game designer, I couldn't tell you. Maybe he just knows that I'm super-cutting-edge. (Ha.)

Thu, Jul. 7th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
arib

the other part reminds me that these people are not my tribe, even if part of me kind of wishes I were much hipper and much swankier than I actually am.

You're hip! Heck, you're so hip I'm surprised you don't need to get your pants custom made... :-)

Thu, Jul. 7th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
boffo9

The weird part is, I'm not sure why these people are at all interested in me. The art-media-tech folks I can understand - but this organizer of this party dates models and spends his time working the party scene. What he wants with a fairly geeky game designer, I couldn't tell you. Maybe he just knows that I'm super-cutting-edge. (Ha.)

Ah... but you see, every swank party needs a young, attractive female philosopher!

Thu, Jul. 7th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
theczech

Just for the record, just being a wallflower at a party like that would make you fifty times hipper than I am. It can be fun to see how the "other people" live.

Thu, Jul. 7th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
ikeeverett

Hey, I got invited to that party, too. I'm pretty sure it's a scam, but if you want to go, I'd be happy to go with you. Let me know!

isaac

Thu, Jul. 7th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
kleenestar

Oh, really? I thought this was part of the new-media-mafia thing that I got invited to last week, though I guess now that I think about it they don't have that much money.

And you know me: voluntarily going to a party? No way! :)