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Sunday, 6 April 2014

My Wonderful Weekend

"I always say don't make plans, make options."
Jennifer Aniston

So, I headed out last night with my sister again. And I guess it didn't exactly go to plan. I mean, it was a good night and all. However, the bar was a little claustrophobic. At one point there was a total bromance going on behind my sister and they were bumping into her back while they were hugging. She said she felt like she was part of a ménage à trois. When my sister left me to go to the bathroom, the dude almost knocked my drink over and I ended up elbowing him in the back to stop him walking backwards into my wheelchair. Gosh, got to love drunk people. To be honest, I was kind of proud of the fact I didn't totally panic. It was irritating more than anything.

We got our usual drinks, a cocktail called an Amy Winehouse. I'm not really sure what's in it, if I'm honest. If you're wondering why the cocktail was called an Amy Winehouse, basically all their cocktails are named after dead musicians. Also, they're all served in jam jars. Nifty, huh?

The band was alright. They didn't really play any music that Eva and I like, or well.. knew. And I hate that. But they weren't terrible. I just like being able to sing along. The crowd was also a little old. It's kind of a mixture of ages there most of the time anyway, but the crowd had a different feel last night. The bar staff were lovely as ever. The glass collector that had shown us his art and told me to bring some of mine to show him asked me about my art again. I obviously hadn't brought any with me. He also showed us a picture of this amazing cape thing he'd made. The more of his stuff I see, the more certain I am that I will never show him anything I've done. He's properly talented.

By 11pm I was still drinking my first drink, despite the fact we arrived there around 9:30pm. I tend to do that. I can get through a night drinking two drinks, three at the most. And I can get drunk even with that small amount. I was put off drinking too much after a couple of scares. On two occasions I ended up making myself vomit, which to most people isn't a big deal. However I'm more at risk of choking than the average person, so throwing up scares the hell out of me. The first time it happened, my older sister had to find somewhere to let us in because we were on the street and I was sick all down myself. Classy, I know. I hadn't even seen it coming. That's what I get for drinking two Jack Daniels and Cola's in the space of ten minutes. Luckily the restaurant my sister worked in at the time had just closed, and the restaurant manager let us in to use the bathroom. It was a very scary night, it's a bit of a hazy memory but I remember crying and repeatedly saying I didn't want to die. What can I say, we're a dramatic family? My sister ended up having to strip me and give me her clothes. It was one of the few times we had a third person with us and he let Jann wear his hoody. Luckily I was well enough after I threw up to drive my wheelchair home. I kind of go on autopilot when I'm drunk.

The second time I was with my little sister and we were in The Goats Toe. I was even more shocked that time because after it happened the first time, I thought I had learned my limit and therefore it wouldn't happen again. It had even taken me quite a while before I trusted alcohol again. My parents ended up having to come and collect me from the bar. Which wasn't embarrassing.. at all. That time I blame the fact I hadn't eaten and they were serving food. I mean I don't usually eat before I go out drinking and usually I'm fine, but for some reason if they serve food or I think about food too much and get hungry, I end up feeling really sick. Luckily that time it was all liquid that came up, so there was less chance of me choking. The first time I was going through a vegetable chow mein phase, which funnily enough quickly ended after that fateful night.

So back to last night... basically out of nowhere at around 11pm I started feeling really sick. Like the kind of sick where you feel warm and cold at the same time, and your skin kind of feels like it's crawling. All I could think was 'I am going to throw up all down myself right at the bar.. in front of everyone'. I would never be able to show my face again! I told Eva and despite it being quite crowded, we quickly got outside and then to the bathroom. There's steps up to where the bathroom is, so you have to go outside and round to another door to get to it. Once I was out of the bar I started to feel better and luckily avoided being sick, but once I was back in the bar again I just didn't feel right. I'd ordered half a pint of Guinness, and I couldn't even touch it and it was only my second drink! So we decided to leave. I felt bad wasting the Guinness. I even took a photo of it...

The lonely abandoned half pint.

To be fair though, the decision to leave was made a lot easier by the fact I'd ordered Dominos earlier in the night to be delivered around 11pm. I think thinking about the Dominos waiting for us was partly what made the nausea come on. We got home around 11:30pm to this...

Tower Of Dominos.

It looks more than it is. It's actually a small pizza (six slices) for my sister and I to share, and two portions of chicken and wedges. We're hella small eaters. We ended up settling down and watching some Parks and Recreation while we ate. Not exactly what we'd planned, but it was a nice way to end the evening. Not to mention the fact we had enough left over for an extra two sittings of Dominos! To be honest, we'd make great girlfriends. We'd be such cheap dates.

Today has been pretty relaxing. I wasn't even hungover when I woke up, which was good. I was expecting to wake up during the night feeling sick. My aunt Karen always visits on a Sunday for a catch up. And although it was long overdue, it finally happened.. 

We finally watched Frozen! Gosh, it was well worth the wait. It was amazing. I mean I thought it was going to be, but I was worried it would be an anticlimax after the build up it had. I needn't have been concerned. I mean, how could it be anything less than amazing with such a cast? Idina Menzel is one of my favourite singers. Rent and Wicked are two of my favourite musicals. She was proper flawless. I'm also a big fan of Jonathan Groff, I'd marry him. I don't even care he's gay. And I love Kristen Bell. Veronica Mars is one of my favourite female characters ever. I had no idea she could sing until recently. She's proper amazing. And let's not forget Josh Gad as Olaf. I've not seen it, but I'm also a big Book Of Mormon fan. So the cast really couldn't have been more perfect for me. It was a bit of an emotional roller coaster though. The humour was brilliant and I loved it, but it was also quite sad. Eva and my Aunt Karen were both crying! But yeah. If you're yet to see it, I really recommend it. The songs are also really great too, I only stopped listening to them to write this because I can't write and listen to lyrics at the same time. Funfact: I can only listen to instrumental when I write.

Eva and I enjoyed drawing parallels between Frozen and our own lives. We agreed the song Do You Want To Build A Snowman where Ana is trying to coax Elsa out from her room, is like when I got a desk in my room and started staying in there all the time instead of the kitchen. And then I said Let It Go was how I felt about my independence. Particularly bits like this:

"It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
I'm free!"

We found it very amusing, not sure my aunt appreciated our chatter though. 

Anyway like I said, Eva and I had pizza left over from last night so we kind of stuffed out faces during Frozen. Most people just have popcorn and a drink, we had a mini feast!

I think being such a small eater will come in really handy I'm living by myself and having to make my money go further. Though I guess I might have to cut back on the Dominos. Hopefully I'll be over my addiction by then. It's a little pricey. Another thing I'll have to cut back on is random online shopping sprees! I ended up buying more stuff from Bomb Cosmetics today. I got myself two more candles, some more tea lights and I got Eva a candle because I'm a lovely sister. That will be it for a while though, mostly because I don't have any more room for more candles.

Anyway too finish this post off, a little bit about the week ahead. Nothing super exciting is happening. No change there, am I right? Aha. Well, tomorrow I have a doctors appointment. I've been advised by a couple of people to see if I can be referred to a speech and language person in relation to the fact I'm choking so much. On Wednesday I have a hospital appointment to have my loose screw x-rayed. That's a bit of a long story, I'll probably elaborate on that on Wednesday. On Thursday I have a dentist appointment. Just a check up. Seems like I'm having a lot of hospital type stuff lately, but it's not usually like that. Things just seem to happen all around the same time for some reason. Most of my appointments are annually. 

Well, hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. 


  1. Awwww love the little ps, thanks so much Sara! You're fabulous :) and ofcourse were friends doofus! Glad to see Eva's joined the bandwagon too! We will all definitely have to get a night out soon!

    1. You're welcome! Aha, I dunno why I felt weird saying that. Lucky Eva's not possessive over her friends. Lol. But yeah, it will be cool if she sticks at it. She's her own worst critic though. Yep, for sure! :)


    1. OMG. xD That's good! Because I totally don't trust people who don't like Rent, Wicked.. and now Frozen. :D You pass the BBF test! Lol.


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