WEDNESDAY NIGHT: I was getting sick, the last Hillary/Trump debate was on (#ImWithHer just in case there’s any confusion), and it was raining out. But the deadline for this column had come and gone, so I willed myself to suck it up and attend a Danner Boots party for the launch of their Portland Select collection. It might not seem like it, since the persona I’ve inadvertently created is that of a get-up-and-go fun-lovin’ party gal—but going out all the time is hard, guys. And walking into a party alone and stone-cold sober is one of my LEAST favorite things to do. Thank god for open bars. I walked up and asked for a pinot noir; the bartender grabbed a can, cracked it, and said “Enjoy.” FREE UNDERWOOD WINE, PEOPLE! After taking a few sips and running into folks I knew, I realized, “Hey. This party isn’t so bad. And hey, there’s some pretty cool-looking people here, I should get to snappin’.” So I did, and here’s what I got.
(Pro-tip: Be careful with those free cans of wine—if you have two that’s a whole bottle!)