"So, is the inaugural ball you're going to the night of the inauguration?" TogetherBeth asked.
"It's the night of the 19th," I said. "There are inaugural balls all that week."
"Of course," Jana-who-Creates put in "So people can go to MULTIPLE inaugural balls"
"Well, yeah," I said. "That way you can amortize the cost of the dress across multiple events."*
"You think that people who go to MULTIPLE BALLS wear the SAME DRESS?" Jana asks.
"I was planning to, if I went to two," I said.
"Maybe they have friends who are the same size and trade dresses with them." Jana suggested.
Eventually, we started talking about YRUU.
*It's a testament to my nerdiness that when I talk like this, nobody bats an eyelash.