Thursday, February 12, 2015

Having a Ball

Ball season is in full swing in Vienna.  It is also referred to as "Vienna's Glorious Ball Season" on one of the tourism websites.  There are hundreds of events to choose from - including these tantalizing opportunities:  The Vienna Coffee House Owner's Ball, The Ball of Legal Professionals and BonBon Ball.  In fact, tonight is the famous Vienna Opera Ball, where red carpet entrances are covered like the Oscars and year after year a skeevy eighty-something mall millionaire pays "starlets" hundreds of thousands of dollars to be his date.  Last year his victim was none other than "happy to take the money, honey" Kim Kardashian.  This year, he will have George Clooney-ex Elisabetta Canalis on his arm along with his 24 year old Playboy model wife.

Kim Earning Her Salary (Web Photo)

On a more sedate note, we just attended our second annual Staff Association Ball hosted by dear husband's employer.  The evening was very elegant.  There was a program of excellent entertainment, philanthropy, and the presentation of debutantes who waltzed beautifully with their escorts.  Following the formal program, it was a huge party with separate stations for eating and drinking, along with dancing in the rooms of Vienna's Imperial Palace, the Hofburg.  When in Vienna.....