IT’S THE ALCOHOL, DARLING
M.C. Nugget and I spent the night at my girlfriend Brit’s house after she threw me a wonderfully fantastic birthday dinner party. Brit and her fiancé recently moved up into the hills above Mulholland drive and have a gorgeous home with three large bedrooms (one of which is now “my” bedroom – thank you!), a beautiful swimming pool and back yard, and a view of the valley below that could make you sing God Bless America.
I won’t go into the details of the party (which was a dinner party for four couples), because, well, it just can’t be properly recapped, but here are just a few highlights with a couple of photos below):
From the thai fusion food (prepared by her Cordon Bleu trained beau), Asian themed cocktails (including fresh lichee martinis – “you can only get fresh lichees one month a year” – yay for me!), the “Pink Martini” channel on Pandora, the impromptu dancing and Latin dance lessons that ensued afterward, all the way to my favorite birthday cake (yep, I had a huge slice), made THIS birthday an incredibly beautiful, memorable one. I was and am extremely blessed to have such a wonderful friend who is like a sister to me.
Nuggie and I planned to sleep over, knowing we wouldn’t be driving after the party. We passed out in her over-stuffed, poofy, comfy guest bed. I imagine I’ll spend many nights in that bed in the future, and I’ll dream about being a jet-setting billionaire-ess, famous author, wise sage or something.
Brit and I both rose at about 6AM. I did a little yoga on the patio (she had serene spa music playing softly on the outdoor speakers that basically SCREAMED at me “GET OUT HERE AND DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOUR BODY DRUNKY!”), and she began to clean up and regroup for the day ahead (which included the four of us lounging by the pool).
Then I pulled out my camera from the night before and Brit was amazed. She was so glad I’d documented the fabulous party. We chuckled, oohed and ahhh-d as we recalled various moments.
Then she laid this on me:
“What is it about life’s great moments that we can’t always remember them until we see the photos?” (you can ask this on twitter)
Now, I’m not often given these kinds of opportunities in my world…the perfect set up…. the kind that invites you to participate in the making of a quote for the annals of history (or for here on the blog at least),
I answered her immediately and compassionately… “… it’s the alcohol, darling.” (you can tweet that)
Hey, life’s great moments may get a little foggy for some when mixed with alcohol, but I remember it all (of course, I followed my own best advice – hydrate, hydrate, hydrate). And I wouldn’t change a thing.
The God Bless America View
The photo that sums it all up. “It’s the alcohol, darling.”
Elyse Salpeter says
Ha! That’s right, blame the poor lychee martinis for the blurry picture! Sounds like a fantastic night.
Hey — I wasn’t blaming no stinkin’ martinis! I actually remembered everything! BAHAHA!
Diane Rapp says
When we took a cruise to research my last cruise ship mystery, I wondered how many people would remember their trips if the cameras were broken? Do we see everything through a tiny lens instead of drinking in the atmosphere. It’s time we all put down the camera and took a look around. 🙂
I agree. There is a time for enjoying it with our senses and putting the equipment down.
Bob Nailor says
Actually, we can remember those moments, but a picture helps to focus on the event and clarifies the field of vision for it – even if the picture is out of focus. Glad you had fun on your birthday.
You even remember those moments when completely inebriated Bob? GOOD JOB! That was the main point of my post… it’s the alcohol that keeps us from remembering what went on. SEE?
Onisha Ellis says
Following your hydrate, hydrate, hydrate advice, wouldn’t a bartender who watered down the drinks just be looking out for his customers health?
Ms. Cheevious says
BAHAHA! Well Onisha, I suppose he would. But I think people would know… and they’d be upset. They *like* the flavor of their potent drinks… So the trick is to get them to be just as smart on their own. Or tell the bartender to require people to drink water before getting another drink!
I’ve had that experience even without the alcohol, what does that say about me?
That says “Step AWAYYY from any alcohol!!!” LOL – Thanks for your comment, Tara!
WHAT FUN! HOPE YOU TOOK MORE PHOTOS THAN THOSE 😉
Happy wonderful birthday a couple of days late…you are the BOMB, or is it “YOU WERE BOMBED” hehe xoxo
HA! Yes and yes, Judy! XO
My drinking career may be on a long hiatus….but some of the greatest laughs and most memorable times I experienced were alcohol induced. Glad u had so much fun over ur bday weekend. You’ve earned it!
Hi HW! I did have a great weekend!!! Thank you for asking! XX
James Prescott says
I’ve never been drunk in my entire life (I’m 37 years old) – partly for medical reasons (I’m epileptic), so I can vouch that good times can be had with very little or no alcohol…but in this case, it was definitely the alcohol! Glad you had fun!!
Ms. Cheevious says
Thanks James! 🙂
I have to say with the invention of the smartphone most of our best nights will never again be lost! Happy Birthday, Beautiful!
Ms. Cheevious says
awe thank you gorgeous!
Single Dating Diva says
Those blurry memories are always the best ones because you KNOW you had fun!! Glad it was a good time!! Happy Birthday!! XOXO
Ms. Cheevious says
You’ve got that right Diva-licious! Thank you lovey. XOXO
OMG – I missed your Bday! Happy Birthday girl! And, yes…. a lot of times those pics are alcohol infused but the key to taking great pics is start doing it before you are drunk! LOL