The first thing I learned at my first ABA event was that lawyers love to party! Seriously. I had anticipated a few networking events, but nothing to the extent of what the ABA's Young Lawyers Division pulled off. The first night there was a welcome reception at the Wild Horse Saloon, which was conveniently located next to the store where I bought my 4 pairs of boots earlier in the day. This of course prompted me to tell everyone I met that night about the amazing sale and I was then branded the crazy girl from New Jersey who bought 4 pairs of boots in Nashville. Which, I rationalized, is better than being known as just a crazy girl.
The Wild Horse Saloon was a blast and although I wasn't yet comfortable enough with a roomful of strangers to learn how to line dance, I did get dressed to the nines. I knew going to the conference that the social events were "Country Snappy" attire so I packed to the best of my ability. Knowing that I would be purchasing cowboy boots, I packed several short dresses that would be no less than freaking adorable paired with my new footwear and prayed that I wouldn't be the only one who took the dress code so seriously. Thankfully I wasn't the only one dressed up and I found myself sucking back Jack and Cokes with lawyers from all over the country dressed in cowboy boots, cowboy hats, thick belts and plaid shirts.
|Inside Tootsie's between sets|
|It's Miller time|
I was enjoying the music and had even made a new friend who was in town from Las Vegas when a
|I'm shameless, I know|
|You can't see, but he's looking deep into my eyes|
|Wall of Records|
|Hair of the dog...|
|Just a sign, there was no soliciting, discreetly or not, done that night|