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In which they spiked my water … with beer

They spiked my beer

I’m supposed to be sleeping but I’m not so I figured that as long as my brain is running away that I would just jot down some of my rambling thoughts about Type A Conference.

 

First, a most excellent thing happened when I checked in.  There was a gigantic tray full of Hershey’s kisses at the desk and you could hardly have welcomed me in a better way.   Not only that but they have left the tray out for a day and a half and I must confess that I have snuck back more than once, possibly up to 10 times, and grabbed handfuls of kisses to munch on.  Fortunately the size of each kiss is so small that I don’t actually count them as calories.

 

My initial plan was to have dinner with some people on Wednesday night. Since I arrived early, I felt the best place to wait for everyone was in the bar.  Of course, hanging in a bar without a beer would be downright rude so of course I had a beer…or two.  By the time my dinner party was ready to set out I was feeling downright talkative and was ready to go.

 

So we set off for dinner; a trek as it turned out.  Of course, after a while our fearless leader, Bernice of “Woman on a Journey,” started wondering where the hell the restaurant was.  I pointed out that’s what happened when you put a woman on a journey in charge of the directions:  yeah, I was feeling no pain.  Dinner was great except I’m pretty sure that someone spiked my water with four beers.  Now I have a habit of getting exponentially louder with each beer and because I drank a fair amount of spiked water, I plead the fifth on the conversation that ensued.  I’m assuming I was my normal demure self.

 

Finally, I realized that it was way past my bedtime and went upstairs and popped some Xanax and went to bed.  I assume I slept but I don’t know, as I was unconscious at the time.  I woke up this morning and very frankly I’ve felt better.  First order of business: coffee.  So I drank coffee and went to the gym where I quickly realized that THAT was a bad idea so after 40 minutes I said fuck it and went downstairs to get more coffee … and breakfast!

 

Now all the girls were looking cute and eating breakfast and I had just worked out and looked like shit. I had barely drunk any coffee and I was still struggling from my spiked water.  In short, I had both felt and looked better.  I had breakfast and than I decided to head upstairs to shower, but I got waylaid and spent an hour and a half bullshitting downstairs while drinking more coffee.  By the time I showered and came down it was 11:00 and all I had learned so far is that the water is dangerously high in alcohol content in Asheville.

 

I went to my first workshop and very frankly, I was bored and spent most of my time catching up on Words with Friends.  After all, it’s hard to lose 11 games in a row if you don’t actually play right? Next workshop was about building traffic.  I’m all over that so I plopped myself down and listened.  I shouldn’t have bothered.  It turns out that building traffic actually takes a LOT of time and effort.  Now I have a LOT of time but I am seriously lacking in the effort department.  What did I learn? I could hardly be doing more things wrong.

 

Jeez.  What happened to the good old days when you could just buy traffic?  At any rate, I did manage to convince Erica Meuller (@ericamueller) who was sitting next to me to do some modifications to my blog.  So that was pretty sweet.  Of course, then people started being mean to me for making a woman who was 8 months pregnant do stuff for me.  WHAT? It’s not like I made her do my laundry although now that I think about it, I did have some stuff that should have been laundered…

 

By now, it was time to stop learning and head to the bar where Nicole (@bywordsmusings) bought me a beer.  And so began my not so slow descent into an alcohol infused evening.  We eventually went to this awesome Tapas restaurant where I had not one, but TWO mojitos.  Now keep in mind here that I’m a beer drinker and rarely venture into mixed drinks.  There’s a good reason for that.  Well, actually there are more than a few good reasons for that but without anyone to monitor me, I ventured into dangerous “Lynn has lost her filter territory.”  I know, I know.  I can hear you all saying right now in unison “wait a minute here.  Lynn has a filter?”  YES I DO.  Kind of.

 

Did I have fun at dinner?  Hell yeah.  Did the people around me have fun? I have no idea because I was totally on a manic roll.  We eventually made it back to the hotel where I hung out with the Band Back Together gang.  I totally love Becky and Janna!  Love em.  I can’t quite remember what we discussed but I’m pretty sure I was quite talkative.

 

The rest, as they say, is history.  I decided I would feel like shit in the morning so I should get some sleep but at 12:00 A.M. I had this brainstorm and started writing this post.  Of course, I only wrote half the post before I lost my train of thought and went to bed.

 

It’s now Friday morning and I’m finishing it. My personality is gone and my energy is nonexistent but I will persevere.  After all, tonight we are going to yet another dinner and I plan on painting the town red!

 

More updates on Type A to come.  Well, maybe.

 

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12 Comments

  1. Don E. Chute
    June 28, 2011

    Girls have all the fun!

    Dontcha know it’s when they start spiking the beer with water, is when you got some problems…

    Have FUN and Aloha!

    • Lynn
      June 28, 2011

      I know…i was just being friendly and then WHAM! too much alcohol.

  2. Katja Brown
    June 28, 2011

    I don’t know you well enough to detect irony in the beer-spiked water but I think that it would be a possibility to “stretch” your beer. Personally, I like to drink wine-flavored water. Germans definitely love their mixed drinks and come up with all kinds of interesting concoctions. For a quick reference click on this link: http://germanfood.about.com/od/drinks/a/mixeddrinks.htm

    • Lynn
      June 28, 2011

      It cracks me up that you’re such a resource guide for me!

  3. JanaA
    June 28, 2011

    Ahaha! We had a FABULOUS conversation! And then another. And another. And another. Loved meeting you! xoxo

    • Lynn
      June 28, 2011

      hahaha…i had fun! it was all quite perfect … usually until the morning1

  4. Lady Estrogen
    June 28, 2011

    Awe – sounds like good times.
    Glad you enjoyed your decent for the night. lol

    • Lynn
      June 28, 2011

      It’s all about the networking right? And me + alcohol = fun!!! Yep, come on down and give it a go

  5. Jessica
    June 28, 2011

    At least you got to hang out with some people.

    • Lynn
      June 28, 2011

      true, and that was lots of fun!

  6. Lisa
    June 28, 2011

    Anywhere w/ unlimited Hershey’s Kisses gets an A+ in my book.

    • Lynn
      June 28, 2011

      I couldn’t agree more…

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