Hello my long lost blog readers! It feels as though it has been forever, probably because it has, but for very good reason! I have to say that Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday, unfortunately I didn’t get to celebrate last year due to being in rehab, so I decided to make up for that this year.
Let me start off by saying that it is practically almost Wednesday and I have yet to fully recover from my weekend festivities. Apparently I am not young anymore and cannot handle four days of straight drinking with no consequences. Who knew? Haha. Halloween was a Thursday this year and even though I have the pleasure of working a day job I decided to go out to a small house party. I didn’t know anyone there, or plan on staying long, didn’t even think I’d drink much (ha good joke Kara). Within fifteen minutes I had made two new best friends and I was taking shots of tequila. In between shots I was sipping on a margarita and some wine (because mixing is always a good idea right?) and didn’t end up in my bed until 2:30am.
My alarm went off at 6:30am the following morning and my Halloween celebration did not cut me any slack as far as hangovers were concerned. I sat in my cubicle trying my best to get through the day without throwing up because let’s face it no one wants to be that person at work. All I could think about was going home, crawling into bed, and sleeping for ten hours. Somehow before the day ended I accidentally agreed to go out to Hollywood with my coworkers for drinks. I was totally dreading it until I got home and took the hottest shower ever (amazing what that can do) because then I was ready to go! We began our casual evening with drinks at Lexington Social House which is a lovely place. Lovely meaning pretentious employees and over priced drinks! It really didn’t matter how the place looked considering a previous dealer of mine used to live nearby and all I could think about was whether or not he still lived there. Not because I wanted drugs, I didn’t, but because he was really quite the character and the idea of him still living there after all these years was really humorous to me. Our laid back night quickly turned into something different when we ended up at Drai’s Hollywood, six shots of Jack Daniels later and I was done for. The evening ended with my beautiful friend Marilyn walking me into my house, helping me take my boots off, and me passing out on my futon.
Eyes open bright and early Saturday morning 8am thanks to my natural alarm clock. I could taste Jack Daniels in my mouth and my head was pounding I wasn’t sure id be able to fall back asleep so I took a Tylenol PM and slept til noon. At 1pm I ventured out to Keira’s house (so excited) and we leave with Lauren to get coffee. I’m not sure what it is about being hungover that makes everything so funny but I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life. Lauren was filling us in on her current relationship situation with a guy who had a plan (ya, deal breaker) and we went over all the Disney movies and how they teach such horrible examples to young girls: “if you get drugged, pass out, and wake up to a strange man kissing you, marry him”. Thanks Sleeping Beauty. Afterwards we ate burritos then Keira and I went back to her house to get ready for Kristin’s party. We arrived on time (first time ever) and immediately began taking shots of cake flavored vodka. Guests continued to arrive and we continued to get drunk and dance and smoke cigarettes. I stood on a chair to give a champagne toast to Kristin, because let’s face it, that girl is a gem of a hostess! Around 5am everyone began trickling into sleeping areas, couches, floors, or if you’re Keira Steve and Hannah a bed to squeeze into haha.
The following morning we all woke up around 9:30-10am. Keira and I spent about an hour creatively thinking of different ways we could kill ourselves to ease the pain of our hangovers, but even laying down in the street seemed to require too much energy, it did turn into a pretty fun game though. We all decided to cook breakfast and Hannah went to the store with Keira returning with six bottles of champagne. I went ahead and skipped the whole eating idea, went straight to drinking with the hopes that my hangover would go away, either that or I’d get drunk and forget I was hungover. Over the next few hours everyone ended up being wasted again and it was extremely entertaining but at the same time very confusing. I found myself sitting there wondering how on earth people were acting so normal and okay but I felt closer to death than the ghost decorations hanging from the trees. I was literally at a point where I felt I had to conserve my laughter because I wasn’t sure how many breaths I had left hahaha!
The afternoon ended for me when my sister picked me up and I got to do laundry at a laundromat with her. Yeah, if you didn’t think those places were dull and depressing before, try going to one of them completely dead and hungover lol.
Now here I am, days later and still barely recovered, finally able to muster up enough energy to write this blog. Hope you all got the most out of your Halloween holiday like I did!