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It's Not the Golden Globes ...

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But I sure am acting like it. Tonight is The Root ball at the Smithsonian. Spike Lee is supposed to be there. And there’s a rumor that a certain other powerful O‚ will show up. This is one of the hottest unofficial ball tickets in town. I didn’t make it to the Lincoln Memorial concert, been following Chicagoans who are in town and squeezing in eye drops to fight an infection. Let’s hope my dress - yes, it looks like a medieval frock but not in person - gets the wrinkles out via bathroom steam. I really had to step my dress game up because my style icon has RSVPd for the ball tonight. Here’s hoping she approves...

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