Well, New Year's Eve 2010 will go down as very memorable for Blondie and me. We went to a friend's house where he and his wife were hosting a party for many of their friends. The evening started out great; we met many new friends and enjoyed visiting with them. I even played Deadmau5 for the night; I appreciated that our hosts let me play some great dance music for their party.
As with any great party, there was alcohol available so Blondie and I decided to partake for the evening. We brought gin and cranberry juice, which makes for a very tasty drink. Throughout the evening, we made a few of those drinks for ourselves and were feeling pretty good. We ended up sitting at a table with our good friend Urban Koda and his wife along with some other partygoers. As you might expect, drinks and shots started floating around the table. We were trying shots of various alcohols and enjoying the tastes. We even had a shot of authentic tequila from Mexico that had a worm in the bottle.
The last shot that put us out was a straight vodka shot. After this, I hit rock-star status; I could no longer sit upright. I ended up lying down on the dining room floor and I was done! Blondie was able to stay upright and had people asking her if I was okay. Before midnight, I was barely coherent and fortunate enough to have a garbage can nearby because along with being unable to sit up, I puked multiple times into the can. Midnight came, and I remember hearing people saying "Happy New Year" along with party horns, but that is about it.
After a while, Blondie was able to get me to walk up the stairs to a bedroom and I crashed on the mattress. I was able to sleep for a little while, but by morning, the nausea started coming on strong. I had easy access to a bathroom, which enabled me to keep my friend's room clean. After multiple trips to the bathroom for both Blondie and I, we finally felt good enough to say goodbye to our friends and drive home at about 11 am Saturday morning. Even on the drive home, Blondie and I both puked, oh the memories, lol! We came home, immediately went to bed, and slept for the rest of the day before we started to feel better in the evening.
Today, I had the opportunity to tell my friend at work about our experience and he was proud of us. He said that we had certainly hit rock-star status with a party like that. I thought that was pretty funny. I will tell ya though; going through an experience like that makes us not want to drink again for a very long time. Just remembering the drinks and shots while on our way home was nausea inducing.
The funny thing is that we are not the first ones to experience too much drinking and a hangover. I guess we are just the novices. While driving home, we listened to our favorite radio station X96 and they played the perfect song for us. The Offspring with The Worst Hangover Ever.
I think I'll let the rock-stars live the rock-star lifestyle. It was fun to try out, but not something I want do again. Live and learn, right?