The scene: The fabulous BlogHer Community Keynote, wherein 21 bloggers read posts to the assembled audience of over 1000 of their peers.
For the intro of each blogger, emcee M. Kennedy would mention a few of the person's favorite things.
Introducing Sheri Reed of Today Is Pretty, Mrs. K said her favorite drink was gin and tonic.
"Woo Hoo!" I shouted. I mean, no one loves the gin and tonic more than me, and I had to represent, right?
"....from which she has abstained for eight years," Mrs. Kennedy continued. The reader is a recovering alcoholic.
Those around me shifted nervously away. I moaned and put my head in my hands. Sheri then took the stage and proceeded to read this beautiful post about making amends.
Never let it be said that I go small when making an ass of myself.
Photo of Sheri by Heather Kennedy.