Last September, Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., better known as rapper Lil Wayne, celebrated his 26th birthday in style. The bash featured ice sculptures with frozen c-notes and, from fellow rapper Birdman, a gift of a suitcase containing $1 million in cash.
This was an obvious challenge to Wayne-rival Christine Gregoire, who has remained mysteriously quiet...until now. The Seattle Times is reporting that Gregoire's inaugural ball will contain ice sculptures "the size of big screen TVs" (no word yet on whether they'll contain cold cash), a chocolate fondue fountain, and, among other delicacies, geoduck sashimi. If Gary Locke shows up carrying a briefcase, we'll know it's on.