Last Wednesday night I had the opportunity to head up to Yamashiro, a wonderful Japanese restaurant in Hollywood, for the second annual Blogger Prom. With my spotty blogging record over the course of the past year, I didn’t manage to make the guest list myself. Instead, the ever-gracious greenLAgirl was kind enough to let me come along as her +1.
My original plan was to show up with Travis, but unfortunately she ended up being sick that day and couldn’t attend. I was nervous about showing up by myself, but luckily it turned out that Moye would be there, and of course Joz. After being pleasantly surprised not to have to pay four bucks for a club soda at the open bar (as I had last year), I got in line for some tacos, where I found Joz. We made small talk as we slowly crept toward the serving station, and eventually some waiters walked past with ribs and ahi tuna to tide us over. They were DELICIOUS, especially the ribs, whose meat melted off the bone. Moye and her friend Lisa caught up to us while we were in line, so I grabbed some tacos with them and we found a table to eat together.
We had a nice time catching up on everything we’ve done eaten since last year’s Blogger Prom. Soon my friend Lucinda showed up, having been delayed slightly by work, and joined in our merriment as we heard the announcement that Joz was named prom queen.
On my way out, I made sure to pick up a swag bag, unlike last year when I lost my ticket. This year they had wrist bands, which even I couldn’t lose. David Markland, who I originally met when he was still at blogging.la, was handing out the bags. It was nice to see him again.
All in all, it was a very nice evening. Of the various swag, I’m most looking forward to cashing in on the free movie vouchers for American Cinematheque and the Border Grill gift certificates. And then I had the joy of getting up the next morning and hopping on a plane to Dallas for the weekend. And I’m not going to bother trying to blog about that. Suffice to say, if you’re ever in Dallas, go to Big Racks for some banana pudding. It’s so good, you’ll think it was homemade.