Well! I wasn’t wrong when I said I’d have a good time at The Toast’s one-year anniversary party on Wednesday evening, and by the looks of things, most everyone else did too.
I dressed up a little in one of my new pieces of clothing from Vienna, and at the party, I added a fancy hat and quite a lot of sweat! The latter was unintentional, but when you pack a great number of enthusiastic people into a bar, these things are bound to happen.
I met so many great readers, commenters, and contributors to the site and made some new friends; I’ve only contributed one piece to The Toast so far–my first-ever paid work of fiction!–but the community has really been a wonderful presence in my life through the past year. I’m looking forward to working hard and putting more stories into the world, and in turn reading all the great articles and pieces of fiction that Mallory, Nicole, and Nick continue to publish. You’re all right, you three, and the rest of you too.
(P.S. I’ll be at a conference for most of next week and will be taking the week off from blogging. See everyone in August! Or not, if you choose to stay in July forever. I wouldn’t blame you, it’s nice here.)