You know how you intend to have one after work cocktail and then all hell breaks loose? Yeah, me too.
Last night I met up with pals I haven’t seen in a long time … and one drink turned into three, which led to bourbon and late night honky tonkin’, resulting in a groggy Thursday morning.
It all started at a fancy restaurant where I decided to go out on a limb and deviate from my typical Skinny Pirate, vodka and wine. I chose the “Keith It Simple” cocktail which included Corsair Absinthe, Old Forrester 100 Proof, house infused with vanilla bean, fresh lemon…there was nothing simple about this concoction.
My choice in liquor for the evening led to an impromptu photo shoot outside the bathroom.
And because I typically stick to dive bars, I was ultra impressed with the actual bathroom and started snapping photos in front of other customers (class act, right here).
After making an ass out of myself (and deciding the joint was too pricy for our food tastes), we decided to head to my favorite honky-tonk – Robert’s Western World.
A fun tidbit from a bumper sticker – somehow Nashvillians can make bashful and Nashville rhyme.
Our versions of ‘gourmet’… late night burgers and fried bologna sandwiches, accompanied by the always kick ass Don Kelley Band (who granted my request and played one of my all time favorite songs, which of course required me to get up and dance…alone on the dance floor…constantly finding ways to make an ass of myself).
After my personal Dancing With the Stars premiere, a dude at the table next to me watched me eat my cheese burger like a creeper – probably because I was shoveling the burger into my mouth like this –
But then he paid me with what I thought was the best compliment ever – “you eating that there burger reminds me of the models on the Hardee’s or Carl’s Jr. commercials.” Who me? A MODEL!!
And then realizing I looked like an eating train wreck, he must have meant I look like the male burger models with mayo running down their chinny chin chins. Just trying to keep it classy, folks!
All of these shenanigans had me reaching for my jar of much-needed Vegemite (the Australian hangover cure) this morning. And when I wondered aloud if readers were going to start trying to “sponsor” me due the constant advertising of my bad habits, a friend (a true one) said, “Alcoholics go to meetings. Drunks go to parties.”
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Uh, behind here, and being a native of Nashville, I don’t see the big deal. Nashville does indeed rhyme with Bashful. Duh!
OMG. You’re really stretching the vowels there! 🙂
I think I want a night out with you! Sounds fab.
C’mon down to Nashville and we’ll have some honky tonkin’ fun! And maybe become Hardee’s burger models together.
“Honky tonkin fun” certainly sounds like a fabulous idea. Little far to go for a night out though. If you are ever passing Henley On Thames give me a shout and I will take you out for some Pimms! 🙂
It’s a deal!
OK I must be blonde under my brunette – how IS the flat sink not going to get water all over your jeans? It’s got a faucet sticking out of the wall I can see it. What’s wrong with me?
Ha! Nothing is wrong with you – something is wrong with that damn sink! I used it and still couldn’t figure it out! 🙂
hahahahahahahaha, that is HILARIOUS. Guys think anything is sexy so don’t worry about it, to him you probably were a super model. Hey, he was in the same honky tonk ,he probably couldn’t see to well anyway, right?
I LOVE the way you think! Yes – same honky tonk equals total blindness to my pigging out! Fingers crossed, anyhow. 🙂
LOL! Awesome…and I love those Carl’s Jr. Burger modeling commercials…awesome post!
You sound like you would be a blast to hang out with! One day, if I’m ever down south you can show me how to rock it up southern style and if your ever up north I’ll return the favor. 😀
It’s ON! I’m always trying to find the party and the fun in everything. The door is always open, Girl!
Laughing so hard right now. I love the bathroom 🙂
I obviously loved the bathroom, too! WHO TAKES PICS IN PUBLIC BATHROOMS?! Apparently, moi! Ha!
I am so proud of you after reading this. Honored in fact.
Thank you – it took a lot out of me to make this happen. You know, I did it for my readers. I hope your heart is bursting with pride. 🙂
Just woke up and here you are making me laugh. Thank you C&C!
Happy! Happy! Happy to help make you laugh!