Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Too Much Wine Night...or...Pick the Date for Lobster Night More Carefully

As much as I enjoy my cold beverages, this year my stomach was not liking them very much for some reason (No, Carrie, not pregnant). Try as I might to achieve that vacation buzz, it eluded me. I really didn't care too much, I was on the Cape. The air was intoxicating enough...until Thursday...
If you recall, I wrote a post about how I was starting to get edgy now that my time was half up there. So I decided to find a wine I like to drink and relax a little and hopefully my stomach would not complain. I also decided that this night should be our annual Lobster Night. I figured some good food and wine would lift my spirits.

I grabbed a bottle of Big House White, something I keep on hand at home for those nights when you don't want to crack open something that costs more than $10 and stuck it in the fridge for later.

Now, I am usually willing to take full blame for when I over-do it with the alcoholic beverages. I have free will and a working brain. BUT...the cottage is not equipped with normal wine glasses. They have these tiny, cordial looking size glasses. What does this mean? You fill them higher and drink them faster. B A D If there were normal size glasses there, I would have been perfectly fine. No, really, I would have...even after the bottle or so I consumed.

I proceeded to finish my meal, further put a dent in my bottle and then watch Ocean's 13 with the fam. The fam never mentioned that I was getting a tad tipsy, they only told me the next day that I was laughing and pointing out obvious things in the movie. *hangs head in shame*

Now, I am not sure of the cost of a Lobster Dinner where you are but we were on the Cape, we were tourists and we were not equipped to make our own Lobster Dinner. So we paid $36 per person for a feast of clam chowder, a pound of clams, a 1&14lb lobster, cole slaw and corn on the cob. It was delicious for about 5 hours. You see where this is going, don't you?
Yep, right in the porcelain god.

Friday, I wasted valuable Cape time EXTREMELY hung over and since there was no Mickey D's in sight, I begged Peter to get me home fries from Grumpy's. They were almost as good as the lobster.

17 comments:

Vicki said...

I would totally pay that much for a yummy seafood feast. Oooh, but to then give it all back. Not good :) Krystals is the only answer for post imbibing. But then again they probably don't have Krystals that far north.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

OH NO!!! I'm really sorry to hear that. although I will concur on the big house white - one of my FAVORITES. and since TJ's is only a block from my house - the accessibility is ridicuilously dangerous.

Heather said...

Are you SURE you're not pregnant? Oh, and I love everyone's lobster bibs.

L.R. M-J said...

Aahhhh, I see the passing of drinking time has not been kind to you my friend...and that the hangovers are STILL killing you cruelly ;o) Might I remind you of a certain keg stand...err...plural keg stands at a particular apt celebrating a particular event? I have pictures...somewhere!! ...probably not a good time to mention I still have ever only had 1 hangover? and still am starving the day after?...good thing I can duck my head from a swat here in France...snicker, snicker.

A.C. said...

Aw, that stinks!

I *once* drank a little too much on vacation. The next morning I had a breakfast sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts and a blue Gatorade. Ick. I'll never be able to eat either of those things again.

my2boyz said...

Oh you poor thing! And all that yummy food! Been there done that!

Queen Mommy said...

My mouth is watering. I have been dying for lobster!!!

Candid Carrie said...

OOOOOH you are good my Indian Friend. One of these days, when you least expect it you will slip up and the rumor mill begin to churn ...

Kristen Andrews said...

oh that is terrible! the older i get i just can't drink very much. I don't like the aftermatter. looks like you had fun though!

Sarah Mae said...

Even though it is gross to think of what happened, you have still given me a craving for lobster - darn you!

Alaina said...

See, I've never really got the lobster craze... but I can appreciate a good feast! Too bad it didn't last long... :-(

-Bridget said...

Oh my! At least you got your money's worth, you got to enjoy your lobster twice.

Givinya De Elba said...

I think we have similar taste in movies! Thanks for droppiong by my bllog and leaving a comment. His brain does work fast, but doesn't always come up with the outcome I want.

Judy Haley (coffeejitters) said...

ouch!

home fries actually sounds good to me after that story too

Lula! said...

But did you like Ocean's 13?

(I'm trying to take your mind off the lost lobster in the toilet.)

And I must know more about this white wine you spoke of...

Elizabeth said...

Oh that BLOWS!

Ha ha, pun intended.

See, you really should have spent the week at my house. The wine thing wouldn't have been avoided because I likey my wine, but at least the lobster and clams would have been free!

Sue said...

Sorry, that last comment was from me, not Elizabeth.