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14 September 2013, Saturday
10 AM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
TODAY IS THE DAY
Sorry east coasters, but the party doesn’t start til
I WALK IN
no, it starts at 9
but you can always catch up on Sunday
just track #projectdizzie or keep following this twitter
Me & Lizzie & Jane & Charlotte & Mary are all going for mani/pedis now, a little sushi, a nap, and then Jane’s gonna style us for the PARTAY
(@ggdarcy if you want Jane to do you too you can come by)

10:07 AM PST
text Lydia B to Gigi Darcy
Text Lizzie when you get to the hotel
She’ll totally invite you to come get ready with us
I have to pretend I didn’t already
Because of SECRETS

same, 10:11 AM PST
text Gigi Darcy to Lydia B
Good call, will do

same, 10:19 AM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to William Darcy
Girl time, girl time, so much girl time. Manis and pedis and sisters and bffs and cousins, it’s going to be a ridiculous girly kind of day.
Hope your brunches and lunches are going to plan.

same, 10:23 AM PST
text William Darcy to Lizzie Bennet
It’s hard to surreptitiously check your pocket watch under the table without raising suspicion but the constant influx of texts make it easy to keep track of the time.

same, 10:25 AM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to William Darcy
Is that a hint to stop texting so much? Or to text more?

same, 10:28 AM PST
text William Darcy to Lizzie Bennet
Neither. There’s a meeting at PD today I can’t conference into, so one of my associates is keeping me apprised as it takes place.

same, 10:32 AM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to William Darcy
Well, aren’t you the very model of a modern businessman?
I’ll let you get back to it.
See you tonight.

same, 10:36 AM PST
text William Darcy to Lizzie Bennet
‘Tis twenty years til then.

same, 10:39 AM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to William Darcy
You did NOT just text me in the words of Juliet

same, 10:42 AM PST
text William Darcy to Lizzie Bennet
No, of course not. I suppose what I meant to say was
Hasta la vista, baby.

same, 10:44 AM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to William Darcy
Dork ;)
Come, civil night
Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-brow'd night
(It would be unkind to my sisters and my bff and my cousin to call this day tedious, as she did, so. I won’t.)

same, 10:50 AM PST
text William Darcy to Lizzie Bennet
I’ll be in touch.
(Anon?)

same, 10:52 AM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to William Darcy
Yes, good.

same, 12:39 PM PST
@thelydiabennet tweets
Sparkly fingernails, sparkly toes! Getting glammed up with @thelizziebennet @looksbyjane @thecharlottelu @themarybennet
Drinking mimosas, feeling super fancy
Are you getting ready for @bingsbdaypartay?

same, 12:44 PM PST
@ggdarcy tweets
Heading down to LA for @bingsbdaypartay! Who’s excited?

same, 1:19 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
Post-sushi update: whenever we try to get Lizzie to talk about Darcy she just says she’s looking forward to seeing him tonight
With like the dumbest googly-eyed smile ever
We’re getting all “tell me more tell me more” Pink Lady style but that’s all she’ll say
NAPTIME THEN GLAMTIME

same, 2:28 PM PST
text William Darcy to Lizzie Bennet
En route to the airport

same, 2:30 PM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to William Darcy
Huzzah

same, 2:23 PM PST
text Gigi D to Lizzie
Hey, I just got here, I want to say hi!

same, 2:27 PM PST
text Lizzie to Gigi D
Yay!!! Yes, yes, yes come say hi! We’re in 819!
You should come get ready with us when it’s time, Jane’s going to be our hair and makeup guru, we’d love you to join us.
I SPEAK FOR EVERYONE IN THIS HOTEL

same, 2:31 PM PST
text Gigi D to Lizzie
FUN. Let me drop my stuff and I’ll be right down.

same, 2:49 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
So. Much. HUGGING.
Oh hi @ggdarcy, nice to meet you, you are a stranger to me
.@thelydiabennet Delighted to make your acquaintance, person I’ve never spoken to before

same, 3:53 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
Lizzie’s phone is ringing… Boo, she’s stepping into the hall.
NO
DARCEFACE’S PLANE IS DELAYED
NOOOOOOOOO
WHYYYYYYYYYYY
Ugh, just spoke with him, mechanical problems. They’re deplaning and will be boarded again soon. Doesn’t mean he’s not going to make it. But it is a bummer.
Not saying Lizzie was hiding her sad in the hallway or anything but by the time she came back in D had already called Gigi to tell her too
She says it doesn’t matter when he gets here because she knows she’ll see him either way
Like yeah Lizzie but WE HAVE A PLAN

same, 4:12 PM PST
@fitzonthefitz tweets
@bingsbdaypartay @ggdarcy He’s pacing. That’s never good.

same, 4:14 PM PST
@ggdarcy tweets
@fitzonthefitz Are you worried you won’t make it in time?

same, 4:16 PM PST
@fitzonthefitz tweets
@ggdarcy I never worry! It’s less than a 5 hour flight, we’ve got plenty of time.
@ggdarcy You know your bro, he hates when things don’t go according to schedule

same, 4:18 PM PST
@ggdarcy tweets
@fitzonthefitz Seriously. I’ll tell Lizzie what you said, though, she’ll be happy to hear it.

same, 4:27 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
Okay, we’re going to have some snacks, watch some tv, and chill
Dialing down the DRAMZ until the actual DRAMZ begin as PLANNED
We will not be thwarted, airline we will not name

same, 5:24 PM PST
text Fitz to Gigi
BOARDING

same, 5:27 PM PST
text William Darcy to Lizzie Bennet
If there’s anything wrong with this plane, hang the expense, I’ll rent a private one and land directly on top of the hotel

same, 5:29 PM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to William Darcy
I do appreciate a dramatic entrance

same, 5:31 PM PST
text William Darcy to Lizzie Bennet
Noted

same, 5:33 PM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to William Darcy
It would put kind of a damper on the party though
Seeing as it’s on the roof

same, 5:35 PM PST
text William Darcy to Lizzie Bennet
I would warn you first
Otherwise that would defeat the entire purpose of my gesture

same, 5:37 PM PST
text Lizzie Bennet to WIlliam Darcy
I anxiously await said warning

same, 8:58 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
Getting ready! Getting pretty! Too many ladies in too many various states of undress to take pics!
THE PARTY IS STARTING BITCHEZZZZZZZZZ
WITH CHAMPAGNE AND SELFIES IN THE ROOOOOOOOOM
TO BE LATERGRAMMED LATERZ
(Note to selves: livetweeting is a responsibility and too much of the bubbly will interfere with said responsibility.)
THAT’S HALF THE FUN
And we are heading downstairs for the fun to begin #projectdizzie
William and Fitz are on the plane, btw, should be here in a little while #projectdizzie
Until then we are going to enjoy this party and try to get Lizzie to talk about William #projectdizzie
Mary would like the world to know that this party is sort of ridiculous
Not like in a feed a 3rd world village way but in a is that a champagne fountain why isn’t anyone getting married or bat mitvahd kind of way
It IS super glitz
Just asked Lizzie what she thought about this compared to last year and she said and I quote
Anything would have been better than last year #projectdizzie
(It did end up being kind of a bummer but Jane says whatever bridge under troubled water or something)

same, 9:23 PM PST
text Charlotte to Lydia
You need to be more stealth with the tweeting
Pace yourself, she’s going to notice

same, 9:26 PM PST
text Lydia to Charlotte
She keeps looking over her shoulder every five seconds, she’s not going to notice

same, 9:48 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
@that_caroline looks AMAZING btw.
We all look amazing!
Caroline did really turn it out. And Lizzie, too. She’s definitely super fancified. William’s going to swallow his tongue. #projectdizzie
Which I told Lizzie and she rolled her eyes but she was blushing pretty intensely. #projectdizzie
So asked Lizzie what she would have said if she were going to a video diary about this tomorrow
And she says there’s not a whole lot more you can say about a Lee party
Except that they do know how to throw one
And I was like not about THAT #projectdizzie
And she pretended she needed a napkin #projectdizzie
For a second there when she came back I thought we were busted #projectdizzie
She was like who do you keep texting? And I was like, I am trying to win concert tickets!
Which would have worked but then she asked for who and I said the Beatles
And then Mary said it was a project for my new media class and that I didn’t want to tell Lizzie because of expectations
Because Mary is a GENIUS
And then Lizzie said something dumb and really did have to get a napkin cuz she got all teary
(Lizzie says she’s super proud of how seriously Lydia’s taking her coursework and it’s so nice to see her invested like that. —@ggdarcy)
SHUT UUUUUURP

10:58 PM PST
text Fitz to Gigi
Your bro’s cell is mysteriously dead? How did that happen. I certainly have no idea.
Just getting a cab. And my dancing shoes!

same, 11:01 PM PST
Gigi to Fitz
Hm, these phone issues are very troublesome. ;)
Can’t wait to see you!

same, 11:06 PM PST
text Lydia to Charlotte
ALERT ALERT ALERT
THEY’RE ON THE GROUND
IT’S GONNA BE ANY MINUTE

same, 11:09 PM PST
text Charlotte to Lydia
Got it. We’re assuming our positions.

same, 11:13 PM PST
text JANE! to Lydia
We’re at the bar. Are you sure this isn’t mean?

same, 11:15 PM PST
text Lydia to JANE!
WE’RE MAKING IT MEMORABLE FOR THEM
CHARLOTTE’S GOT THE DOOR
MARY AND I HAVE LIZZIE
THIS
IS
HAPPENING

same, 11:23 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
Okay, #lbd lovers, active agents are undertaking surveillance posts with William’s arrival imminent #projectdizzie
Mary and Lydia are keeping Lizzie away from the door, which Charlotte has covered for the signal. #projectdizzie
Jane and Bing are at the bar to ensure total observation of the subjects. Gigi is positioned to tweet THE MOMENT itself. #projectdizzie
God help us if there’s traffic. But it’s after 11. There’s no traffic at this time, right? RIGHT? #projectdizzie
I’m so nervous you’d think I’m seeing the love of my life for the first time in months, too. #projectdizzie
OMG, Mary got Lizzie started on what her consulting thing was like and it’s soooooo boring I mean I love her but zzzzzz

same, 11:49 PM PST
@thecharlottelu tweets
THE TIGER IS IN THE ZOO #projectdizzie
(I really hate that I just tweeted that)

same, 11:52 PM PST
@looksbyjane tweets
The tiger looks really nervous! So cute!
He just walked past @thecharlottelu without even seeing her, he is definitely looking for Lizzie. The eagle, I mean. #projectdizzie

same, 11:55 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
GIANT FRAT DUDE WE DON’T KNOW YOU BUT WE WILL HAVE YOU REMOVED FROM THIS ESTABLISHMENT IF YOU DON’T LET GO D’S ARM AND STOP TALKING TO HIM
god so many people keep stopping him to say hi this is like the third person to grab him
YOU ARE ALL THE WORST WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE MAGIC HERE
Lizzie and Mary are now getting into some serious discussion about the Strand I can’t even
and the D is looking around trying to escape this convo
@fitzonthefitz ASSISTANCE REQUIRED

15 September 2013, Sunday
12:03 AM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
@fitzonthefitz has just extracted William from a woman who has clearly been overserved and won’t shut up
YOU GUYS
THIS IS HAPPENING
@fitzonthefitz has pointed William in the right direction!
THE TIGER HAS SPOTTED THE EAGLE AND IS ADJUSTING HIS TIE BEFORE MAKING HIS APPROACH
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMG
THE TIGER LOOKS LIKE HE’S GONNA PASS OUT
AND THE EAGLE IS JUST TALKING TO HER COUSIN BECAUSE THE TIGER IS BEHIND HER AND SHE CAN’T SEEEEEEEEE HIM
MARY AND LYDIA CAN THOUGH AND THEY HAVE TO STOP ELBOWING EACH OTHER OR BLOW IT
“Excuse me, Lizzie.”
Oof, poor Mary just got hair-whipped in the face.
Lizzie almost dropped her drink! She’s all stuttery, she thought he was going to call when he landed!
But his phone is dead!
Can they speak privately a moment?!!!
OMG YOU GUYS SHOULD HAVE SEEN LIZZIE’S FACE
SHE WENT EVEN WHITER THAN USUAL
SHE WAS LIKE OH HI OH WHAT THIS IS HI I THOUGHT YOU’D CALL
AND HE WAS LIKE I COULDN’T BUT PERHAPS WE CAN TALK A MOMENT BY OURSELVES
WHO KNEW DARCEFACE COULD SMILE
AND LIZZIE WAS LIKE YES HERE LYDIA TAKE THIS
SHE JUST GAVE ME HER DRINK
IT IS DELICIOUS
OMG they could not have been farther apart when they were leaving the room you guys
They were like opposite magnets

same, 12:12 AM PST
@thecharlottelu tweets
And that’s the last we’ll see of the eagle and the tiger tonight, no?

same, 12:13 AM PST
text Lydia B to Gigi Darcy
DID YOU SEE WHERE THEY WENT

same, 12:14 AM PST
text Gigi Darcy to Lydia B
THE COATCHECK? IDK IDK
THE LOBBY MAYBE?
God this hotel is too big we have to track them down

same, 12:16 AM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
you guys we’re trying to figure out where they went
they are def not on the roof
going down to the lobby

same, 12:28 AM PST
Note to the Standard, your concierge cannot be bribed like good for you but that gives us nothing
OMG if they came down to the lobby they were in the elevator together at least
What if they just went to his room?
WHAT IS HAPPENING EVEN RIGHT NOW WHY ARE WE TRYING TO FIND THEM?

same, 12:41 AM PST
@ggdarcy has convinced someone she needs her bro for an emergency and he’s taken over the firepit!
Which means they are outside right now!
We are totes going to sneak over there
@ggdarcy might have to go on a date with this night clerk at this point in exchange for all the info but he’s not uncute so
(I will not, I’m just letting him think that (I gave him Caroline’s number))
APPROACHING THE FIREPIT SPYING IS HARD FROM THIS VANTAGE POINT
Shit, this hotel is beautiful, Caroline has such good taste, but no Lizzie/Darcy we can see
Which means either they are making out horizontally near the fire pit or they have removed to make out horizontally elsewhere
BACK TO THE CONCIERGE
HE SAYS D JUST CHECKED IN
AND A REDHEAD WAS WITH HIM
HE SAYS SHE WAS V SHY AND KEPT HIDING HER FACE IN HIS SHOULDER
THEY ARE SUCH NERDS
He was so anxious to get upstairs to see her he didn’t even check in when he got here! That’s too cute.
Bet they stay up talking all night about who’s prettier
I LOVE YOU NO I LOVE YOU NO I LOVE YOU
And then like SO MUCH KISSING
You guys, we love you if you’ve been following this whole time but we cannot go stalk them up to D’s room
They obvs want to be alone (we don’t blame them) but we are confident there has been much mooning and making out
and declarations of undying dork love
so we will pick this up tomorrow and go back to the party
I’m gonna make @themarybennet dance
More reports as situations develop, #lbd lovers! We love you!

15 September 2013, Sunday
10:12 AM PST
text Charlotte to Lydia
Hey, can you tell Lizzie she left her phone in my room with the rest of her stuff? When are you guys going downstairs for brunch?

same, 10:14 AM PST
text Lydia to Charlotte
IDK about brunch. And Lizzie’s not here. She didn’t go back to yours either huh?

same, 10:16 AM PST
text Charlotte to Lydia
Nope

same, 10:18 AM PST
text Lydia to Charlotte
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH
BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH
Well, I guess THAT happened
I mean we figured but now it’s like PROOF
You never really want to know the things you think you do
Jane just called, brunch in a half hour?

same, 10:24 AM PST
text Charlotte to Lydia
Sounds good.
You’re not going to tweet this, are you?

same, 10:26 AM PST
text Lydia to Charlotte
Please, Charlotte, I do have SOME restraint

same, 10:29 AM PST
text Charlotte to Lydia
And there is the knock on my door
See you in a bit

same, 10:31 AM PST
text Lydia to Charlotte
Tell her she missed a pretty good party

same, 10:37 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
Hey
I forgot what room Charlotte’s in and got all turned around trying to find it after that goodbye

same, 10:39 AM PST
text Will to Lizzie
Not goodbye
Just until later
But it was quite a moment
Thank you for last night

same, 10:41 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
You have already thanked me
Unnecessarily but enthusiastically
And repeatedly
I am not complaining, I thoroughly enjoyed being thanked
I have several reasons to thank you as well, you know
We’re going to have to come back here, I think. I never did get a good look around the fire pit.

same, 10:42 AM PST
text Will to Lizzie
No, there was too much to take in really to get a sense of the ambience.
You did make a thorough study of the elevator walls, however.

same, 10:43 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
I was nervous! I didn’t know if there were cameras! Otherwise we might not have made it OUT of the elevator.

same, 10:45 AM PST
text Will to Lizzie
I would not have changed a moment.

same, 10:46 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
Me neither.
Come get me in an hour? Charlotte’s about to start assaulting me with shoes if I don’t put my phone away for a bit.
Room 1012

same, 10:48 AM PST
text Will to Lizzie
My apologies to Charlotte

same, 10:49 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
She’s had a monopoly on me for 25 years, she can spare me a minute for you
Although she says having a conversation via text five minutes after seeing each other is gross

same, 10:51 AM PST
text Will to Lizzie
I’m afraid to ask what she’d think of the last several months of texting

same, 10:52 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
Also gross

same, 10:53 AM PST
text Will to Lizzie
I will leave you to yourselves and come for you in an hour

same, 10:57 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
Hey

same, 10:58 AM PST
text Will to Lizzie
Yes?

same, 11:01 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
Last night was
Perfect

same, 11:02 AM PST
text Will to LIzzie
For me, too
I meant every word. Every moment.

same, 11:03
text Lizzie to Will
I know. I did, too.

same, 11:04
text Will to Lizzie
I only wish it could have lasted longer.

same, 11:05 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
You should appreciate this feeling. You’ll be sick of me before you know it.
Give me a month and you’ll be begging Charlotte to take me off your hands.

same, 11:07 AM PST
text Will to Lizzie
This is probably true. It will have been nice while it lasted.

same, 11:08 AM PST
text Lizzie to Will
At least that, yes. ;)
See you soon
Soon soon soon (I love knowing that’s true)

same, 11:32 AM PST
text Charlotte to Lydia
Your sister is currently passed out in my room. I think she’ll be late for brunch

same, 11:34 AM PST
text Lydia to Charlotte
Hungover passed out or what

same, 11:36 AM PST
text Charlotte to Lydia
Up all night talking passed out (among other things including apparently quantities of champagne and room service)
(among other other things)

same, 11:40 AM PST
text Lydia to Charlotte
Weirdos, man

same, 12:13 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
Okay, kittens, thanks for following along
It is safe to say that #projectdizzie was a resounding success
@bingliest says he tried to call William when the cake came out but his phone was still off
We haven’t seen them yet today but have it on good authority (@thecharlottelu) that they were thoroughly and disgustingly cute this AM
Already texting and they’re in the same building
I guess distance really does make the heart grow fonder
(and super dorkier)

same, 1:21 PM PST
@bingsbdaypartay tweets
You guys! They’re so cute!
Lizzie and William just came down to brunch holding hands! Their faces! AW YOU GUYS THEY ARE SO INTO EACH OTHER.
Lots of whispering and Lizzie’s face is probably going to freeze in that big dopey smile.
Those crazy kids.
DORKS
#projectdizzie forever, lbd lovers. As it should be.

same, 4:43 PM PST
text Lizzie to Will
Lydia and I just pulled in. Dinner with parents and then sleep and then tomorrow I start making calls about apartments. I’m hoping for an October 1 move in but might have to settle for the 15th, depending on availability.

same, 4:45 PM PST
text Will to Lizzie
You can always stay with me in that event, should you want to come up before the place (whichever one you find) is ready.

same, 4:47 PM PST
text Lizzie to Will
We’ll have to work that out, now that I’ve swindled you into making the drive up with me. ;)

same, 4:49 PM PST
text Will to Lizzie
A four or five hour drive with you is not exactly a hardship.

same, 4:42 PM PST
text Lizzie to Will
No, that would be the meeting my parents beforehand part.

same, 4:45 PM PST
text Will to Lizzie
I look forward to that, believe it or not.

same, 4:47 PM PST
text Lizzie to Will
You are very good to say so.
Can I xoxo you, or is that too cutesy?

same, 4:50 PM PST
text Will to Lizzie
I wish you could xoxo me, but distance at the moment makes it impossible.

same, 4:52 PM PST
text Lizzie to Will
Funny.
I’ll call you before I go to sleep, yes?

same, 4:54 PM PST
text Will to Lizzie
Yes. Always yes.