Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Misadventures of 2 Women & 2 Girls

To forewarn you dear reader the title is the most glamorous of the entire post, the more appropriate name for it should have been 'Blame it on the Wino. But I couldn't resist.

I will not start at the beginning but with a digression as I usually do, my new blogmate Sandip introduced me to this site where you can make postcards. So yesterday being an insomniac and not a little crazy, I stayed up all night checking out the site. Browsing my photo gallery for pictures to make an introductory postcard, I thought why not capture a mid-day-going-into-early night madness at my best friend's friends house.

She had her sister & sister-in-law over, during college holidays, so I thought we'd spend time together as they were leaving in a week's time. She picked me up Saturday before last and I took two bottles of wine thinking we'd cook and eat. Her mom and kid had gone to her brother's house so we had the house to ourselves. Well, the evening started innocently enough with her cooking and trying to teach me as well. She's an excellent cook and I, well I, just manage to get by.



We sat in her kitchen, the light was excellent, we thought we'd take some pictures. Not realizing I had not eaten the whole day, actually none of us had, we merrily sipped away at our wine as if there was no tomorrow. Very soon mild inebriation was setting in but we were still composed so to speak. Her younger brother who doesn't drink, came in gave us a disgusted look and left, because by now grown women were screaming and doing obscene things and laughing maniacally.

From the kitchen we went into the bathroom to smoke as there is no smoking in her house. Very soon my hubby [who was working on a Saturday] and hers [who had gone Scuba Diving] came back, mine before his. We insisted we wanted more wine, they desisted but could not say no.

Now drunk, food was forgotten, a lot of merriment ensued, but then her mom came back. Being wise and clever, the girls stayed in the room. I don't know what got into me [I have a problem I always think I have more control than I usually do] I actually had the nerve to go out and make polite conversation, at least try.

What a conversation, this was certainly like no less than the out of body experience that Quasar9 wrote about, when you are watching yourself make a fool of yourself and a voice inside is saying get out, get out now, yet you persist, you sit. I don't know what I was talking about so passionately and incoherently I might add, but I could see through the haze, the slightly pained expression on my husband's face, which signifies that I was just babbling.

Anyway the evening came to an end and I woke up in the morning with a hangover.

I wonder what happened to all that delicious food we cooked. And of course I have not gone to her house in two weeks...how will I face her mom again, I'm beyond mortified. But ahh! what fun was had by all!

If you want to see the postcard more clearly you can check it out the site, this was just a picture I took of it, as the posting to blog feature is not there yet - the postcard pictures

P.S: I FIGURED HOW TO TAKE A SCREEN SHOT ON MY MAC SO NOW IT'S THAT AND NOT THE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SCREEN

21 comments:

Amel's Realm said...

WOW!!!

What a night! Plus the hangover. I never drank enough to make me drunk, so I don't know how it feels to be drunk.

Well, at least you had fun! ;-D I read the post smiling and wincing at some points he he he...

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh I just love a god girls night. I am sure her mom thinks you are ADORABLE!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

All that misbehaving! Tsk, tsk!

Sandip Maiti said...

Hey, try this screen capture program to grab your postcard. http://www.faststone.org Taking a picture of a postcard..impressed with yr innovation..the wine must have done the trick

HollyGL said...

Oh what fun!!! I'm sure Meleah is right, I'm sure everyone around you thought you were just adorable.

Random Magus said...

Amel's Realm:
I still wince when I remember.. it's a very good thing you don't get drunk.

meleah rebeccah:
It was all great fun but trust me I'm not at all adorable when I'm dunk...promise

Jean-Luc Picard:
I know - I still blush in shame

Sandip Maiti:
I figured how to do the screen grab - so replaced the photograph. But still the clarity is not the same. I am breathlessly waiting for the post-to-blog option. It's a cool site

HollyGL:
Hey Steph, I made these really cool posters for the Fab 4 meme which will be posted soon.

Titania Starlight said...

What is important is that you all had a great time. :o)

That postcard was funny.

Blur Ting said...

Oh this is so hilarious! It looks so fun, I wish I were there too! It's nice to see this side of you :-)

Blur Ting said...

And the captions on the postcard are so witty and funny. I love it! Oh, it's time for a girls night out!

E-Babe said...
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Matty said...

What fun! Let it go...we all need our space...that's what good memories are made of.

QUASAR9 said...

lol Random,
a lot of wine can produce that effect, where you can see yourself in wharever embarrassing situation (as if from outside your body) but you have no 'power' to pull the body away ...
without going into details that is how a lot of girls end up with a guy on top, and some guys (and gals) end up making a fool of themselves in the streets - public cctv is full of such incidents.

And it frequently happens in road accidents, where someone can almost see the crash happening, but you cannot avoid it, you are strapped in for the ride.

QUASAR9 said...

like being on a roller coaster, and suddenly you get that vertigo feeling - but try to put on a brave smile ...

but life is a roller coaster of emotions, its a roller coaster of fun turned to thrills, thrills turn to high risk, high risk turned to danger ... and like rolling down a snowy mountain, once the avalanche starts, one has to grin and bear it, and hope one is alive when one reaches the bottom of the hill or the avalanche subsides.

Ever been caught in a rip-tide?

paisley said...

just wanted to let you know i saw your interview on blog interview... good show... it was my first time there.. and i don't know if i will be doing an interview or not,, i returned a few questions and well see how that goes...

Random Magus said...

Titania Starlight:
It was fun I just wish it had ended on a fun note as well!

Blur Ting:
It was hilarious, you should have been there, a strange kind of insanity was prevailing alright.
I have a real wacky side

E-Babe:
She's very religious...

Matty:
The good, the bad and the ugly...

QUASAR9:
That it is and I have a love hate relationship with roller coasters as well. But what would life be without innocent thrills right? As long as one's thrill is not causing anyone else but themselves a bit of embarrassment and misery!

paisley:
Thanks for checking it out... I didn't get the chance to blog about it and I have now.

the domestic minx said...

I am mortified to admit that most of my girlfriend/cooking/wine experiences end up in much the same manner, concluding appropriately with me speaking in tongues...
I'm quite fluent...and deluded.

I'm convinced you're adorable when you're drunk.
You naughty, naughty girl!!!

xox

Josie Two Shoes said...

Sounds like a crazy and fun evening, Amber. Everybody needs one of those once in awhile. Ah yes, might wanna wear a paper bag over your head next time you go visiting when her Mom is around. Isn't it amazing how witty and wise we think we are when under the influence?! :-)

Random Magus said...

the domestic minx: I like you have this irresistible passion for wine. And am very quick to get light headed on it but I love he feeling

Josie two shoes: And the funniest thing is that we talk with such passion and seriousness. When you try to recall the next day you really do want that paper bag over your head.

Ricardo said...

Great images and I have a mac myself. A great little machine. I've had drunken moments like this and have made a spectacle of myself. It happens to us all. In fact I'm long overdue for another episode like this. thanks for reminding me.

Random Magus said...

Ricardo: I am practicing abstinence these day :(

Ricardo said...

NO! Drink to your hearts content. We need more pictures like this.