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Monday, November 28, 2011

French Fries



Its 1:30 in the a.m. and I am craving french fries thanks to Robyn's post here

I am listening to my nano and I'm listening to John Travolta and Olivia Newton John singing Summer Nights.

                  oooo french fries

Now I am listening to the Pet Shop Boys singing West End Girls and wondering where has the time gone. I remember dancing to this song at Ohio University  while visiting friends


                 f-r-e-n-c-h-y  f-r-i-e-s


It was in Ohio that I met my first real serious boyfriend.
                  He turned out to be a big fat cheater and eventually we broke up  thank God, but I digress.

He invited me to meet his parents. I was very very nervous. I flew in from New York just for the occasion.  They took us out to dinner to a restaurant they owned in town.

Here's the variable in this story.

          I was dead tired. I hadn't eaten all day because I was so nervous.

The stage is set and off we go.


They decided to order drinks. Now if you know anything about me from reading this blog is that I DO NOT really drink alcohol. The waitress came over and asked what I wanted. I nearly blurted out "Just a coke please."

I looked to my then  boyfriend ( who turned out to be a big fat cheating rat) <--I never get tired of writing that.

He was no help.."Just order something other than a soda Jo." he was annoyed at my ignorance.

The waitress then said " Well since you are from New York then you should order a Long Island Ice tea"

I thought " ahhh perfect, an ice tea sounds tame enough " and I said "Yes" I'll have one of those.

Here is what is in one of those tame drinks. check out the first four ingredients.
                                                                        
1 part vodka
1 part tequila                       
1 part rum
1 part gin
1 part triple sec
1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix
1 splash Coca-Cola®


She brought out a huge glass of my drink
              I sipped it through a straw. It didn't taste strong. In fact it tasted fruity. Before I knew it My then boyfriends Dad ordered another for me.  It was deceivingly strong; I realized it a bit too late..


empty stomach
        
strong drink

plastered Joanne




The waitress took her time and by the time she took our dinner order I was seeing
                                     
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and feeling a bit like

                              
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I don't know how exactly the next thing happened but I said YES to all of her dinner suggestions. In addition to the huge main course I had nodded yes to all the sides and then some. Maybe I thought it easier to nod yes rather than take a chance and slur my words.

 By the time the food came it looked like King Henry the 8th was expected.  My then boyfriend ( you know, the two timing cheating donkey butt) <---*nope, still not sick of it*  thought it was hilarious when my food came and it took up half the table. I felt so much better after I ate and everyone got a good laugh that night after I explained that I was not much of a drinker. They were lovely people (the parents, not the rat fink boyfriend) and we all wound up sharing all I had ordered including a giant order of
                          
                                          french fries



12 comments:

  1. So funny!!!!! I've heard about that drink! Love the Pet Shop Boys and have lots of their C.D.'s. They are fun to dance to while doing housework and chores!

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  2. I was going to post the video to the song, but it was so boring! Though the song is soooo good! and I also dance to it while doing the dishes especially!

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  3. Hehehe yeah when you said Long Island Ice Tea, I was already snickering. That's not the best choice ever for a non-drinker.

    I actually get annoyed when people insist that people drink alcohol when they don't want to.

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  4. I loved the video have felt like that myself from time to time not often though as I do not drink much yes I do like a few week drinks but not enough to get drunk maybe a little tipsy and I mean a little..................

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  5. Had somewhat the same problem once with something called a Singapore Sling. I don't, to this day, know what was in it but it was powerful.

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  6. Funny! Long Islands are terribly deceptive;)

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  7. @ Misha~ Yeo I should have started off with a Shirely Temple!

    @ Jo-Anne Rambling~ It started off tame though! :O)

    @ mybabyjohn/Delores~ That sounds like an interesting drink. Its the innocent sounding ones that you have to beware of! :O)

    @ Ma~ You are right about that!LOL!

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  8. It has been a long, long time ago, but I think I remember having a rat fink boy friend or two before I met Jim. LOL

    I love the curly fries from Arby's. Yumm! So greasy and spicy that I know that I am going to be sick after I eat them but I keep right on eating.

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  9. @ Beth~ I hear ya! Everytime I get the spicy fries from Checkers I pay for it dearly!!!LOL!

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  10. You are funny about the ex! Neat...have you been thinkin of french fries? lol

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  11. @ Kim @ Stuff could...~ LOL! How'd you guess?!

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  12. OH goodness those drinks can lay one out!

    Oh yes keep the fries coming ... lol

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