While you are at home Well, well, well, well, well! "Tis the season for parties, is it not? The upper crusty side of Indianapolis has been doing its part by putting on quite a gaggle of society fetes, and don"t you just wish you had been invited to any one of them! Well, you weren"t. But I, holding the enviable position of society-editor-type-person, have consistently placed myself on the ragged edge of just about every social event in the city. Although invitations aren"t always sent to me directly or on purpose, I often find myself on some pretty heavy-hitting guest lists. As a writer, naturally I embrace any opportunity to eat at someone else"s expense. So I go to everything. And that, dear readers, is why I am able to enlighten you, the not-so-often-invited, about the gala celebrations that go on while you are at home, watching reruns of Cheers, drinking undated beer and eating your hearts out. Let"s just peek in to a few of the more prominent revels.
Birthday bash Prominent plastic surgeon Dr. Sherman Moygal threw an exquisite garden party to celebrate the 25th birthday of his bride, Tiffany Hackett-Moygal, or, as she is known in area department stores, "Don"t you know who I am?" The party was held at their lavish estate, which is located near the home of Steve and Tomisue Hilbert. This exclusive event was by invitation only, so you can be sure the family Dobermans were kept busy! The fare was simple, consisting of the bride"s favorite foods: appetizers of Ritz crackers with Cheez Whiz, fried bologna sandwiches, cheese doodles and an astonishing ginger-ale punch surrounding a fabulous green sherbet sculpture of Elvis. TrÈs chic! All evening Dr. Moygal called his wife by the pet name he gave her on their first meeting, "The Implants in Room 8." Mrs. Dr. Moygal (as she loves to be called) was in her trademark leather miniskirt and fishnet sweater. A wonderful time (and Mrs. Dr. Moygal, we"re told) was had by all! Attorneys at play Local attorneys, at their annual "Stop and Sue the Roses" pageant, turned up in, well, law suits (ha ha!). No, seriously, they were elegant in black tie, sequins, with lots of cleavage to spare. The event, hosted by the prestigious firm of Scheister & Sons, was held at the Rapidly-Aging-Republicans Club. Although Sen. and Mrs. Richard Lugar were invited, it seems that he had let his membership lapse and was turned away at the door. Rules, after all, are rules! Ms. Francine Moygal (the former Mrs. Sherman Moygal) arrived in style in her sleek black Lexus. Everyone enjoyed the whimsical vanity plate, "WASHIS"! An elegant dinner was served, and the lovely refrains of the baroque string quartet were interrupted only by the occasional cell phone. For a fun twist, the guests split into teams to play children"s games. Such favorites as Pin the Blame on the Democrat, Musical Judicial Seats and Hide and Go Extradite livened up the event. It was a delightful evening, even with that unfortunate incident when a guest apparently misunderstood the rules of Duck, Duck, Goose. We all wish Ms. Moygal a speedy recovery! So you see, dear reader, there is much more going on out there than even you can imagine. We will leave you now because we must make ready for the annual "Fur Flying Fest" of our local "First Wives" Club" (motto: "We made money the old-fashioned way Ö we divorced it!"). Tune in for further festivities to which you won"t be invited. There will be many! Ta ta!