Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Spring Break - 1983

Not sure why this popped into my head but here it is. I will give you the Reader's Digest version.

My older sister, my good friend Tina and I headed to the Florida Keys. Knowing that we had a 22 hour drive back starting at 6 am - yes we drove from Maryland to the Keys - we decided it would be a great idea to go to the local nightclub our last night. We were young and invincible and stupid, you all have been there. The locals were raving about the band that plays there so how could we go wrong? Well the evening involved fantastic music, great company and an endless amount of banana shake-esque libations that the Bartender was creating.

At 2 am we decided we needed to go. We each hopped off our barstools and to my dismay I found both my sister and Tina in a heap at the base of their respective stools. I was able to drag each of them to the elevator. Did I mention we are on the top floor? Well we were. Did you know that the elevator does this bouncy thing before starting it’s descent? Well it did. Which accelerated both my sister's and Tina's spewing. I am telling you we had non -stop action from those 2 all night long. At around 3:30 I decided one of us needed to be able to operate the vehicle for the journey home so I went to bed. When the alarm went off at 5:30, you guessed it, they were still sick. I drove from the Keys to the Georgia/South Carolina border. I was plagued with the worst hangover I had ever or since experienced. Thankfully, they were both feeling up to driving by then. I hopped in the back seat and awoke in my parent’s driveway.

The lesson learned from this? Well many lessons. The most important one for me was stay away from sweet, banana flavored drinks for life.


Anonymous said...

The memory of that night is giving me a hellacious re-hangover and I must make tracks to calm my stomache now! We did have fun though! Still, to this day, you can hold your liquor better than me, guess I'm a lightweight in that department :( ......Nutcrackersweet

HotForSimon said...

So, what you're basically saying is, no banana daiquiris on the deck this weekend???

Awwww, man!!!!! (((LOL)))

Wicked H said...

Nutcrackersweet: Don't forget, there are many memorable stories from that trip. I certainly cannot forget about Bruno. You know I am going to have to write about him...

HFS: If banana flavored is what you want, I will oblige. Just don't expect me to indulge.

HotForSimon said...

I don't really care for banana...and J won't drink them cause of the carb we'll have to find an alternative.

Hell, with all the good drugs we're on, who needs alcohol anyway?

Anonymous said...

I think that there is a lesson in there for us all!