I would just like to say how happy it makes me to have a social circle that can spend 9 hours of generalized mingling and socialization on a baby shower. Really, it's more like we just have these standard hang-out-together parties every so often, and there's some event that's the excuse, but mostly it's about our self-defined community being together.
As a special bonus, Alice is feeling better enough to leave her house now, and spent the whole time there! She ate food, even!
We brought Monkey's gamecube to help bolster the testosterone levels. I think I got pictures of just about everyone. It was all very good.