Weekend Winks – Holiday Spirits Style

I welcome Nashville weekends filled with festive felines, bawling babies and parties with open arms. Especially if holiday spirits are (heavily) involved.

Hating life.

My Christmas Bear hating life.

‘Tis the season to drink among colleagues and friends, so what better way to kick off a holiday celebration Friday night than with a quick shot of Fireball?

Festive Fireball

Let the festivities begin!

Tastes like heaven, burns like hell.

Tastes like heaven, burns like hell.

The first shot was so damn delicious, we decided to have another.

So good we'll have another.

My boss and his lush of a work wife.

While I was busy sleeping off the previous night’s libations, my niece and nephew were meeting the man in a red suit for the first time up in Iowa Saturday morning.

Love at first sight.

Love at first sight.

Ever been to Opryland Resort to see the Christmas lights?

If not, go. But bring a cooler in the car as you will be sitting in traffic for a good hour, going 1 mph waiting to park in the hotel lot, as everyone else in the surrounding area of Nashville will be going the same night you do.

Light it up.

The wait will be so worth it.

Another perk of the hotel is being able to carry your drinks around as you ooh and ah over the lights. And since I had a cocktail or two, I felt completely at ease stopping foot traffic, trying to take pictures of none other than yours truly.

Excuse me, I have a blog to capture images for. Traffic stopper.

Excuse me, I have a blog to capture images for, so you’ll have to wait to cross.

I kept wishing my purse was big enough to stuff decor in – like this tree full of teddy bears. I mean, my little fur ball needs this, don’t you think?

Put in my purse?

This 90 foot tree wouldn’t be missed, right?

Doing my best to stay on Santa’s naughty list, I crept off the beaten path for a photo shoot.

Oh what fun it is to be!

I just can’t help myself, Santa!

Glancing at the dark water across the hotel, the thought crossed my mind to test the temperature (and the patience of hotel security).

To swim or not to swim?

To swim or not to swim?

But a Skinny Pirate and a cushy seat (and my immediate laziness as my ass hit the chair) deterred my swimming expedition.

Thinking face.

I think I’ll just have another cocktail, thanks.

Teddy was beyond exhausted upon my return home, nestled in the tidings of gift wrapping joy.

Hurry up and get over.

Why do I even bother buying real cat beds?

You’d think I’d take a cue from Tedstar and just laze around on Sunday but I had one more party to squeeze in before the clock struck midnight and I turned into a working girl (that didn’t sound right…9 to 5er) again on Monday.

The first best part about Sunday?

This. Served warm.

This. Served straight up and warm. Go get some. Now.

The second best part about Sunday evening?

A bathroom that looked like it came straight out of the movie The Shining.

And the very best part of Sunday’s party?

Moonshine shots with friends.

Holiday Holla!

Holiday Holla!

I mean, how else would one spend a Sunday night before a work week?

Cheers to a fabulous Monday for you!

CBXB

CBXB!

33 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – Holiday Spirits Style

  1. The Regular Guy NYC says:

    Looks like you are enjoying a lushful holiday season!

  2. markbialczak says:

    I don’t know which of the faces is more amusing, CBXB, your boss beaming to share a cocktail with his work wife, or your twinsies meeting the man in the red suit for the first time. Oh, yes, you are a traffic-stopper in your own right at the hotel. Wink-wink.

  3. Opryland Hotel is just the coolest. I was there a few years back and would go back in a heart beat. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. That is the funniest photo with santa we’ve ever seen! You look beautiful in all the yummy festive photos and ted well… he just looks pawesome! =^.^=

  5. Phil Lanoue says:

    That Winter Jack looks excellent! Must purchase some SOON!
    Ted looks absolutely thrilled in that first photo.

  6. I felt like I was right there, but without the next day hangover! Great photos. Ted looks quite ticked.

  7. I know it’s been said before but we really need to meet up and co-write the blog posting of all blog postings! And when we do, I need some shooter recipes please!
    ps best photo by far is you behind the palm tree!

    • GIRL. Our meeting (and subsequent posts) will be epic! I will pack all of my shooter recipes (and ingredients) and we will be on our merry way.
      Glad you like the palm tree pick…I was about 8 feet off of the ‘path’ we were supposed to be on. Worth the shot! :)

  8. FreeUrCloset says:

    We love flash and cocktails..think we need to take a trip to Nashville next Christmas, no? ;)
    P.S. Loveee your pink fur vest.
    xoxo N&N

  9. stylentonic says:

    Cheers to you and your super cute cat! Fab in this purple fur! Kiss

  10. Such a beautiful kitty! The Santa and the crying little ones is such a cute and funny photo :-D xx

    http://www.sweetcandydreamer.com

  11. VivBlogs says:

    Tennessee Cider? I don’t know what it is but I’ll try it on your word.

  12. kellisamson says:

    Fireball whiskey is the bomb! And I laughed out lout for real at the pic of your niece and nephew – the best one I’ve ever seen of the meeting with Santa!!!

  13. rynolexson says:

    This was your Sunday Night?! Damn, I need to find new friends…Moonshine, Fireball, Jack Daniels Cider? Seriously, sounds like my kind of Holiday. The Santa picture was by far one of the best I have seen…your niece and nephew are adorable!

    • This was my weekend of drinking – not just my Sunday night – I’d be in the hospital if it was! But moonshine was NOT the smart way to end the weekend, I must say!
      Thanks for the compliments on my niece and nephew – I couldn’t agree with you more! :)

  14. You look gorgeous on that picture with your boss. It’s so weird how all kids get freaked out when they see Santa first time in person. I always wonder what’s going on in their little brain.

  15. SerachShiro says:

    That was a splendid weekend, fireballs whenever you want…..I think I need one after the great cold here……..you be back on earth directly and the twin, how they react on Santa………love a :) sight :) ! I was admiring the lights of Opryland, fantastic and the exotic photo from you behind the Palm three, so fun :) ! You had a blast that weekend ! <3

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