Washington gets back to normal today as as celebrities fly back to the sets of the reality TV shows from which they came and the haze of Hilton wine fades. The 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner is a memory now, but we’ll always have these tweets to remind us of the ridiculous conversations, awkward moments, bruised egos and moments of clarity that happen when journalists hang with celebrities.

At #WHCD, Lohan & Kardashians mobbed at table 63; Adm Bill McRaven, planner of bin Laden raid, ignored at table 46: washingtonpost.com/politics/white…

— Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) April 29, 2012

My lovely colleague Karen Tumulty and her guest, Adm. Bill McRaven, who led the raid on Osama bin Laden oneinstagr.am/p/J-1CqqM1dY/

— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) April 28, 2012

Funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday #nerdprom

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 29, 2012

I ask one question every year & do so again: who are all these people? Didn’t see any of them covering Pres at Ft Stewart yesterday. #WHCD

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 28, 2012

.@maddow making a drink for Valerie Jarrett at MSNBC party. #whcd #nerdprom twitter.com/aterkel/status…

— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) April 29, 2012

Looking forward to seeing what @DarrenCriss and @SenRandPaul will talk about tonight at the WHCD.

— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) April 28, 2012

Diane Keaton. Very cute. twitter.com/EmilyMiller/st…

— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) April 29, 2012

To Sandra Fluke: who are you wearing? SF: Macy’s! #WHCD

— Katherine Boyle (@KTmBoyle) April 28, 2012

Too much tinsel at #whcd? Dakota Fanning’s dress just got caught on Arianna’s (via @KTmBoyle) yfrog.com/g0qy5fyj

— Amy Argetsinger (@ReliableSource) April 28, 2012

RT @TV_Agent: Overheard: Kim Kardashian to Roger Ailes: “What exactly do you do at FOX?”#WHCD

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 29, 2012

Kate Hudson is sitting next to Colin Powell and Mitch McConnell at #WHCD

— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) April 29, 2012

George Clooney just told me, “oh, that little story?” Also, he introduces himself as George. #classy #WHCD

— Sara Ganim (@sganim) April 29, 2012

View Photo Gallery: The famous and the powerful mingle at the 98th annual dinner in Washington.