This photo is part of my attempt to take at least one photograph a day in 2011.
At the NYC meet-up at Radegast Hall & Biergarten, we had easily more than 100 folks show up. At one point, we pretty much OWNED half the hall,* taking up three-plus tables.
These two women were sitting at one of the SE tables, and I sat down across from them, attempting to be an affable host. They had a box, which I began pawing. “What’s in here?!?”
“Cupcakes. It’s her birthday,” says the one on the left.
“Oh, wow! Happy birthday!”
How cool, I thought, that an SE’r would choose to celebrate her birthday with us during ISEDay.
“Did you make them?!?”
“Um, yeah. Do you want to see them?”
The one on the left opens the box, and I start shooting pictures. I thank them and leave.
I AM MORTIFIED.
“It’s OK,” Carey’s BF says, “I explained to them what was going on. But they were pretty freaked out at first.”
So, if you’re reading this, ladies, I’m sorry for bugging you and freaking you out. My birthday gift to you is the weird story you had to tell your friends later that day.
* Many thanks to Radegast, whose hospitality in the face of such unexpected numbers was impeccable. The beer and food were great, too!