Answer the following yes or no questions about yesterday evening:
1. Were you were wearing a ball gown? 2. Did you rub elbows with Rihanna, Madonna, and/or Beyoncé? 3. Did you stay up to watch the sun rise above the East River? 4. Did you drink Champagne? 5. Did you eat meatballs?
If you answered yes to 4 or 5 of the above questions, congratulations: You were at the Met Ball, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual gala to benefit its Costume Institute.
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If you answered yes to at least question 5 and preferably one of the other questions (i.e. ate meatballs, met Beyoncé; ate meatballs, wore a ballgown; ate meatballs, drank Champagne), then you probably didn't miss out on the Met Ball anyway.
These other not-Met Ball(s) will remind you that life's a ball (even if you're not invited to the Met Gala):
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.