Toroa Masquerade Ball 2005

The night of the 30th was Toroa’s Masquerade Ball. I was asked to be MC, which means I got to tell people when to get food and when to be quiet for short uninteresting speeches. Apparently I was good at this from a few compliments I received – looks like I’m well suited to a job in middle management. yay.

The evening was the standard ball fare: talk, eat, talk, dessert, photos, dancing, leave. It was a fun night and the food was quite good for once, though we did pay 7 times more for this ball than last one ($35 vs $5) so we deserved better food.

Here are a few pics from the evening:

Our table at dinner. From left to right: Sam, me, Elliott, Marcus, Anna, Margo, Prashna, Erin

Tyler, a post grad student and viticulture expert, discusses the subtle hint of oak taste in the house wine.

Prashna discovers a long white hair in her food.

Jeff, Esperanza, and Tom pose with Tom’s new portable PocketGarden™

Mae showcases our dessert options. Sugar-induced hyperactivity ensued.

This is Jeff’s normal expression.

Manly men asserting our manliness.

Mae and Blanca, our resident ornithologists, used feathers from their collection of taxidermied birds to make these masks by hand.


  1. kelly August 13, 2005 at 15:47 #

    jeff and egbert’s masks are terrifying. your school has swanky get togethers! uea’s were like high school dances but with people puking due to excess alcohol consumption and making out with randoms due to excess alchol consumption. this is good because it made it easy for us to sneak in at the end of the night instead of paying for tickets.

  2. Vania August 14, 2005 at 22:32 #

    hey you snygging, how come the pictures look so much mor fun on your website than on my laptop? älskar dig ;) /v

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