The Bloggomist: Today’s Dish/Yesterday’s Spam
When I was 16, I got really drunk while studying abroad in France, threw up in my friend’s suitcase, and ended up the next day with a hangover and a pair of angry parents, who were thankfully 4,000 miles away.
Fortunately for me, digital cameras weren’t around back then, and at any rate, my loyal barf-case friend was not the type to take my drunken picture and post it online.
Some people, however, are not so lucky.
Meet Katie Natopolis, creator of the blog Sorry I Missed Your Party. At any given time, someplace in New York, Katie Natopolis is scouring through Flickr photos to post on her website, which now has approximately 4,000 visitors per day.
The idea struck Katie (pictured above) one day as she was debating a friend about which state was the “worst state in the United States.”
“I figured the best measure would be the worst state to party in,” Katie said. “My guess was Delaware . . . I was really into punctuating all my emails with embedding links to Flickr pictures found from searches of that word so I was doing a lot of searching around Flickr. So I started trying to do searches for ‘the worst state to party in’ and just ended up with lots of pictures of parties. So then I was like, hey, let’s start a blog of just pictures of other people’s parties.”
A year and a half later, the site is archived with pictures of “keg,” “dancing,” “sausage fest,” and other festive categories. I asked Katie about the “babes,” “sluts” and “sausage fest” groupings, as well as Man Day Thursday, and Katie pointed out that the blog “is about about making fun of people for being idiots, and that’s genderless.” The blog is regularly updated everyday with one or two new pictures.
Some more of my favorite posts:
So after looking through 500-plus pictures to make sure I wasn’t in any of them, I can now recommend this site to you.
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