Sunday, November 04, 2007

owowowow!

You know, the thing about alcohol is you don't feel the pain until the alcohol wears off......
And ten pin bowling when drinking on Prozac is a recipe for disaster......

So......somewhere about the 5th vodka or half way though the bottle of Jacques fruit cider, I twisted my left knee. I think I did it because I overcompensated when I got a twinge in my right knee. It was uncomfortable last night, but today it's agony.......

mmm alcohol......[waits while stomach settles]

Anyway, a good time was had by all I think.

Me and Cyberkitten and SleepyPete went to see Elizabeth, The Golden Age. hmm - lovely frocks and hair, but a little light really. Too much preparation and the battle with the Spanish was a bit rushed at the end.

Then we went next door to wait for the tenpin bowling booking. The bowling alley has a bar!! So by the time the rest of the Crazies arrived I was on vodka number four - I think........
The boys won the bowling - somehow when Aginoth and RCA were setting up the computer they decided it would be a battle of the sexes - and us girls struggled to get anywhere near 100!
But the opportunity to let my hair down with my best friends was fantastic. I caught up on lots of missed hugs with RCA and K (now they live in London), had a couple of screaming matches with Mrs Aginoth (we love screaming abuse at each other - very therapeutic), worried Aginoth when me and Mrs Aginoth start chuckling and pointing at him, lots of jokes and cuddles with mah boys (SleepyPete, Cyberkitten and Bionicdwarf).

HUUUUUUUUUUGE dinner at the local bar and grill. Mrs Aginoth indulged in Sex on the Beach and RCA managed to masticaste her way through a half-dead cow.
K and I did the girly thing and went to the toilets together. A very nice lady joined us and we quietened down (very slightly!), explaining to her that one of us was drunk and the other was gay. She laughed and said that she was neither but was totally understanding of both conditions.....

Once dinner was over we all loaded into the Aginoth's huge tanky car van thing and went home to Bionicdwarf's little house. Eight adults really, really fill a small lounge! More pressies came out of various cupboards and cars and we put Bulletproof Monk on the DVD player and then all slipped into catatonia........

I got lots of lovely presents, books, DVDs and a beautiful jewelry box. I got a huge surprise all the way from Hollywood - all seven seasons of The West Wing, which RCA and K then spent all evening recommending, including singling out certain episodes for huge praise and even begging my to start watching it instantly......thank you, Naomi. As it has been unanimously praised, I am in for a treat.

The Aginoths finally poured me home at 1230am and I then lay in bed with the room spinning, my stomach churning and my knee screaming.

An EXCELLENT day - thank you to everyone...........

And happy birthday to me today.....!

cq

23 comments:

Bilbo said...

Yes, Happy Birthday to You! I have decided I'm not going to bowl any more. I hadn't been in a bowling alley for years before being dragged there by my son and his family back in July. In the last line, I was beaten by my eight year-old granddaughter, which does not bode well for future tenpin excellence. Oh, well...

kenju said...

I hope you have a great birthday, CQ, and it sounds as if you have a head start on that! I have not been bowling in at least 30 years, but I used to enjoy it once in a while. I don't see how you could do it while drinking vodka....LOL

Michele says have a happy one!

LadyBugCrossing said...

Sounds like today will be a day of rest... and recuperation...
Happy Birthday!!
xoxo
LBC

Nanny A said...

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

CyberKitten said...

'Twas fun wasn't it. I managed to get a strike (just the one) on my last throw so didn't leave *too* disapointed.

Elizabeth was OK. Well filmed and all but a bit slow in places. Bess *was* beautiful though which perked me up a bit... to say nothing of the waitress in the Bar & Grill [laughs].

..and I wasn't put off at all (much) by the blood coming out of RCA's steak......[grin].

Glad you had a great time. Hope your stomach has recovered by now..

david santos said...

Please!
Send an email to the Brazil embassj your country and repor the injustice that the brazilian courts are making with this girl

The resignation is to stop the evolution. (David Santos in times without end)

Thank you

Jerry in Tampa said...

Happy Birthday my lady craziequeen.....

May it be your best ever!!!

Hello, Michele sent me.


Jerry in Tampa

aka_Monty said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I wish I could've been there to get drunk with you, even though I'm the world's crappiest bowler (I just typoed that into "blower" and it made me laugh).

Have a fabulous day, Oh Crazie One!
xoxoxoxox

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy Birthday, CQ! I'm off to see The Golden Age on Tuesday, so will forward to that.

Some of us went bowling a couple of weeks ago. My muscles did ache afterwards!

Michele sent me.

.:mar said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to youuuuu!
haven't been bowling in ages.
It's your bday and you can do whatever you want to!
Cheers, my dear!

gautami tripathy said...

I love bowling! And a very happy birthday to you!

Michele too wishes you along with me!

ribbiticus said...

happy, happy birthday sweetie! glad you had loads of fun! i hope you get everything (and more) that your heart desires! ;)

donna said...

We are in different time zones and countries, but I think we share the same day...so Happy Birthday to you...mine was very blessed this morning as my sweet grandbaby for the first time said "Nana" on our way to worship Jesus.....

May your year be filled with abundant joy and blessings....

donna

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sooooo glad to hear you had a FABULOUS (though Drunken) TIME! LOL! Our stomachs always pay, don't they...UGH!
Hope you are having a lovely recovery day, my dear...relax and be very very good to yourself...It sure sounds like it was great great fun!
HAAPY BIRTHDAY, My Dear Pal....And Many Many More....!

Sara said...

Hello, Michele sent me to wish you a Very Happy Birthday!!!! Sounds like a good time was had by all...

BreadBox said...

Happy Birthday CQ! And enjoy the fireworks tomorrow!

N.

carli said...

Happy Birthday, belatedly!
I got drunk w/Prozac last week. . . I didn't hurt myself, but "coming down" was a bummer. And I wish I was bowling at the time!
First time I ever got drunk: broke bone in wrist. I couldn't feel any pain.

Happy birthday again, CQ. Enjoy all your loot!

Here from Michele.

Aginoth said...

Pictures will follow shortly on my blog....

hopefully tomorrow :)

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Happy Birthday!!

I do hope your head feels better now. Sounds like you a great time.

Visiting from Michele's

Dawn said...

Awesome awesome post hon!

Sorry to hear about your knee, but your birthday celebrations sound like you had a riot and I'm so so happy for you.

Sometimes when things seem as though they're falling apart, something much better happens to be just around the corner.

Happy birthday to you from across the pond :)

RCA said...

1) West Wing is the best series in the world ever.

2) Steak should be eaten blue - I'm a lapsed vegitarian and their is no zealot like a convert!

3) My dire, awful and non-existent bowling skills are not improved by alcohol.

4) It was YOUR idea CQ to pour Vodka into the cider so I hold you wholly responsible for your pain and mine!

David said...

sounds like a very full night, glad you came through in one piece
Happy birthday to you, CQ

rashbre said...

Hey - Happy Birthday from one Scorpio to another!