Sunday, January 04, 2009

It's a Small, Drunken World After All

New Year’s Eve went well. We hosted our traditional party and I got trashed, just like I said I wouldn’t do, then I woke up and flew to Florida for work. On the way there, I tried sleeping on my tray table on the plane. Unfortunately, the lady in front of me also tried sleeping, except she did it the normal way, by putting her seat back. Her seat back collided with my sleeping head. Her seat back won. (I'm not even sure it knew there was a battle.) If my head had not been aching before, it certainly was after said collision. I have a lump.

My coworkers were completely unsympathetic to me and my lump, having drunk more and slept less, so they greeted me with a yummy cocktail including a floating, glowing ice cube. They are much more hard-core than I am. And I do not turn down floating glowing ice cubes. After working, we drank our way through EPCOT, (managed to find and pound alcoholic beverages in five countries before they closed the park) and then continued on to a dueling piano bar where we drank drinks of unnatural colors.

Then yesterday we worked and managed to squeeze in a trip to Magic Kingdom. Odd, after a week of drinking too much I started feeling a little ill. But that did not deter me from getting on Splash Mountain. In January. At night. Wearing a t-shirt. As a kid, I disliked roller coasters. I was scared of them, and refused to even try. Last night, I looked at them and was like, “Could be fun.” I was unaffected. And so I went on roller coasters for the first time in my life. I had a blast. Space Mountain may be the coolest thing ever, and it only took me twenty-nine-ish years to figure that out.

Today I was all-out sick. But the show must go on, so I worked and partied and schmoozed, and drank Sprite and told people it was a gin & tonic. And popped throat lozenges between the chicken skewers and tri-colored tortellini. Then snuck back to my hotel room while my coworkers debated between Disney karaoke and a dance club with no DJ. I feel I am not missing out on too much this evening.

6 comments:

Snark Scribe said...

Happy new year! I have no personal drunken stories, but my friend's mom decided to down half a bottle of champagne and tell people why she divorced her husband.

Nick, Holly and Maren said...

I didn't know they served alcohol in Epcot! ha.
Hope you start feeling better.
And roller coasters? seriously?? I can't believe you never rode one! I love them, because they scare me to death. I can't wait to go on one again. You should SEE this sick one I went on a 6 flags in NJ.....

Diane said...

Space Mountain is my favorite ride at Disneyland!

Leah said...

I am soooo jealous! I wanna be at Disney World! Since we were with family, we were not able to drink our way around Epcot, but it is definitely a goal I have in the future. And I LOOOOOOOVE Space Mountain!!!!!!!!!!!

Ramblin' Red said...

I always smile at your stories, girl, even if I can't relate in the slightest, lol.

Wickedly Scarlett said...

I just heart Disney World--Space and Splash Mountains in particular! Did you do the Tower of Terror? That one is my all time favorite ;) Hope you get to feeling better soon!