Oh, you know me. Another weekend, another fabulous benefit.
This one was at the racetrack!
I love Del Mar. Have we discussed this? It's the epitome of summer out there, such a gorgeous venue and festive atmosphere. I love the horseys and the wee baby jockeys and crusty old gamblers and the fabulous hats. Not necessarily in that order.
The benefit was held in a fancy room on the 6th floor of the grandstand. The views were spectacular.
Here's Shannon, have you ever seen a girl so happy to be working a charity event?
There was a raffle pull in between each race, wherein women in large lids enlisted small children to choose tickets. It was awesome due to the "snooze you loose" factor. It was almost as cutthroat as mail call at Casa Ravioli Simmons.
Oh, and look at the blimp!
|In honor of nerdicon, occuring concurrently in San Diego on this particular weekend.|
Anyhoo. There was a lovely luncheon and a lovely bar, and lots of lovely people to meet and greet.
|and there were baskets and bid sheets, natch|
|His name was Bert. Or Bud? Buddy?|
|He was awesome, he had lots and lots and lots of helpful information about all of the horseys.|
|But he was so shweet. (bastard)|
And there were hats! So many hats. So many poorly photographed hats.
|This one won the hat contest.|
Only the VIPs were invited to visit the paddock with Bert/Buddy
|livin the dream|
|There's an inappropriate joke in here about being escorted by the handicapper to the handicapped section of the paddock....|
But winning isn't everything! It was a beautiful day at the races.
Next benefit is for me, to recover the losses.