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Blogger Bingo

You know an event is good when it has its own hashtag. Enter Nuffnang’s #bloggerbingo.

photo courtesy Nuffnang

photo courtesy Nuffnang

Nuffnang is a blogging network, and they invited their Melbourne bloggers — and friends — to an evening at The Cullen (one of the Art Series Hotels) on 26 November. We were treated to endless nibbles and free-flowing drinks thanks to the in-room bartender, while hostess with the mostess Super Kawaii Mama MCed the old-style bingo. She even had a ball-spinny thingamabob (not its real name), and we had real, actual bingo cards, the exact same kind the bluehairs use.

photo courtesy Nuffnang

photo courtesy Nuffnang

Ruki and I had partied a wee bit too much at the Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards the night before. So yours truly stuck to Everyday Sunday‘s non-alcoholic offerings, alongside fellow Bar Awards attendee Melb Dan. They kept our wits sharp as we attempted to win one of the 10 rounds of bingo. Alas, winning was not in the cards for me on Tuesday. Some of the other lucky ladies even walked away with multiple rounds’ worth of prizes!

I knew I was lookin’ good for the Best Dressed award, though, since as I walked up to The Cullen I got cat-called by an adorable group of middle-aged gay men. (“You know you’re looking good when…”) But how could I possibly have won when blogger Teer Wayde showed up in this va-va-voom outfit? Dan and I both picked her to win, and she did, walking off with a gorgeous painting of a woman by Mike McLean that I was hoping to hang on my boyfriend’s living room wall and pretend it was me… Alas once more.

photo courtesy @MelbTown

photo courtesy @MelbTown

Not scoring a prize or two didn’t matter, though, as I had a heckuva time hanging out with Melb Dan — and walking home with one of the best gift bags I’ve ever seen. Nuffnang’s Community Manager, Valissa, did a bang-up job scoring all kinds of loot, from a bottle of cider to a voucher for The Kodiak Club‘s famous wings.

At #bloggerbingo, everyone was a winner.

-Theresa

Disclosure: Theresa was a guest of Nuffnang.

About Theresa

An American vagabond in the bottom left-hand corner of the Pacific.

6 comments on “Blogger Bingo

  1. seasonedplate
    November 29, 2013

    Sounds like a great event!

    • Theresa
      November 29, 2013

      It sure was — bingo is totally gonna make a comeback, I can tell.

      Just checked out your ‘About’ page and saw you drove all the way from Toronto to try Pizzeria Uno. It’s one of the places I always recommend (well, its sister restaurant Due is) when people visit Chicago!

      • seasonedplate
        November 29, 2013

        Yea, I love the place. They do pizza like no other. Not to mention Chicago being a great city! I really enjoyed the pizza and the city!

        Food is one my main reasons for travelling. It allows me the chance to try something new and explore culture.

      • Theresa
        November 30, 2013

        I hear ya — one of the best things I do when I travel is to try the local food. And the local drinks. Helllo, unicum and palinka in Hungary, or schnapps in Switzerland!

      • seasonedplate
        November 30, 2013

        So true. Thanks for sharing!

      • seasonedplate
        November 29, 2013

        And how do they do pizza like that? It really is mind-blowing. I remember asking for the medium, but our server so kindly stated that I couldn’t handle it, so I went for the small and was completely stuffed when I walked out of the joint.

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