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

and feeling a bit like


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


  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!

  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!

  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.

  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..................

  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.

  6. Funny! Long Islands are terribly deceptive;)

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

  12. OH goodness those drinks can lay one out!

    Oh yes keep the fries coming ... lol


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