The Accidental Drunk

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.

the instigator

Big Mistake.

My choice in liquor for the evening led to an impromptu photo shoot outside the bathroom.

leading to the mauling of a pin up

Mauling of a pin-up.

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).

Casablanca on the wall

Movies on the wall? I want to move in!

How does this work?

Blonde moment 341…how will this flat sink not get water all over my dry jeans?

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.


Why would you pay $40 for an elegant steak when you can get a complete meal at Robert’s for $5!?

A fun tidbit from a bumper sticker – somehow Nashvillians can make bashful and Nashville rhyme.

Somehow Nashvillians can make Bashful and Nashville rhyme...

Making Nashville sound like it’s spelled Nashful. Now that’s talent!

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).


Mouth party!

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 –


Can’t I eat any faster?

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!


Burger modeling in my future? Yes please!

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.”

Crisis averted.



45 thoughts on “The Accidental Drunk

  1. shiroknowes says:

    Loved this post and cool pictures !

  2. kellisamson says:

    Sounds like a really fun night! It’s been too long since I’ve had one of those!

  3. fiammisday says:

    Funny and different blog!! I’m following you!!! A big kiss from Italy!!!

  4. I have not had a night like that since college.

  5. Crikey, I can see you’ll be needing a refill, soon! Um, drinks and vegemite…

  6. Elli Agars says:

    Hahaha the burgers! Now your making me stuffing my face with cupcakes look positively darling. Ive taken photos of nice bathrooms before (after some serious sake sampling). I think nothing says ‘welcome and enjoy your stay’ like a hard to use space aged sink! Also: nothing wrong with being the only one dancing – it just means every one else is in awe of your skill. (I think). 😛

    • Yes, cupcake frosting on the chin is WAY more darling than mayo and ketchup, I must say! HA! Isn’t it funny how sake (and in my case, bourbon) can make everything more interestingly fabulous? And I’m not too sure if folks were in awe or achingly embarrassed for me. But either way, it was fun!

  7. 1EarthUnited says:

    Reunions with you are a blast! It’s amazing you have the dedication & clarity of mind to take (decent) pictures and post about it. So enjoy your drink and have fun, I don’t see any problems with that. Cheers ♥

  8. Lol, that very well may be me next week. If you can still feel your lips, you ain’t having enough fun. Just read Kid will be back at Bridgestone in April. The All For the Hall concert.

  9. FreeUrCloset says:

    Sounds like a heck of a night. Lucky you can rely on Vegemite 😉 … and what an amazing bathroom (I’m moving in there with you lol) … Party on girlfriend!

    XOXO Nensi

  10. Not sure I like your choice of cocktail – tried raspberry sambucca once and had no feeling in my lips for about two hours

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