Stranger Danger or Drunken Sorority Girl…What Would You Do?

I did something the other night that I never thought I would ever do. I gave a stranger a ride. And my kids were in the car. And now Dave is hella mad at me. I almost forgot to mention, it was 10:00 pm on a Friday night.

Now before you start yelling at me and telling me what an awful person I am let me tell you the whole story…

After a fun night at my kids’ elementary school festival we went out to dinner with my parents. Dave had to work an event so he was not able to join us. The kids and I were exhausted as we headed home and couldn’t wait to hop in bed.

I turned into my neighborhood and stopped at the first stop sign and noticed someone frantically running towards my car. Before I could pull away quickly, without running this person over she was at my window. I rolled it down just a bit to ask what was going on.

Me: Can I help you?

Her: Can you please help me? My friends left me at El Camino when I went to the bathroom and now I am trying to get to my boyfriend’s house and I am drunk and scared. I am in my flip flops, it is freezing and I can barely remember how to get to his house.

I didn’t know what to do. I froze for a second. She was obviously very drunk and was very young. She didn’t look harmful and I felt for her. I remember being drunk and out partying some nights and my friends had left me before.

Me: Ok. Does your boyfriend live close?

Her: Yes, right in this neighborhood. (She named a street in the neighborhood and it was just a few blocks away.)

Against my better judgement and with my kids in the car, I let her get in. I kept her talking the whole time. She told me where she lived and she was just about in tears because her friends left her when she went to the bathroom. It broke my heart because I still remember those days.

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Not the same girl. No I am not that big of an asshole. Image from Total Frat Move.

She turned around and saw the kids in the backseat (who were surprisingly very quiet) and then she apologized again for asking me for a ride. I told her it was fine and that I had been in her situation before and how scary it was. As long as her boyfriend was on the street she said he was all would be ok.

After a few short minutes we found his house and she was off. She thanked me several times and apologized again. I told her she needs to pick better friends. A real friend wouldn’t leave you at a bar by yourself.

And that was the end of it. She was gone.

I went home and put the kids to bed. I told Dave the story and he was not happy. I could’ve put the kids lives in danger…and mine. I knew that, but my gut feeling said it was ok. All that I kept thinking was what if I drove off. What if a horrible person picked her up and did horrible things to her and then we heard about it later on the news. I would’ve never forgiven myself.

So what would you have done?

P.S. If you are a college girl DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE AND LEAVE A FRIEND AT A BAR!! Seriously, what would her friends have done if something bad would’ve happened to her??

 

Bar Hopping Island Style

After Dave and I checked into the Wisteria Inn Bed & Breakfast we decided to start exploring the island. We were starving and were trying to figure out the best place to eat. We took our car into town and decided to start exploring.

I had only been to Put-in-Bay once before and it was a day trip with some of my co-workers from a previous employer. Dave hadn’t been there in about 12 years so it was like we had never been there before! It was nice to be able to walk around and explore Downtown, even thought it was a little chilly and dreary out.

I needed a beer fast and some food to help soak up the alcohol. If you live anywhere near Lake Erie or have been to the island before, you have most likely heard about Frosty’s Bar.

Frosty’s is known for their amazing breakfasts, which we missed out on, but we were able to score one of their world famous pizzas!

That pizza was loaded with toppings. They definitely do not skimp on the ingredients. It was a perfect thin crust with tons of cheese, mushrooms and bacon for us.

And let’s not forget the beers!

The prices were very reasonable for the size of the pizza and the amount of ingredients that were on it. The beers went down well and we were both very satisfied!

After leaving Frosty’s we visited some of the attractions  (which will have their own posts this week) on the island. After we worked up an appetite we wanted to find a nice restaurant for dinner. We had heard from our friend that works on the island, as well as others on the island, that the new restaurant T&J’s Smokehouse would be a great place to try out. Dave and I are both a fan of great barbeque so we knew that this would be a great place to try.

The food was great and there was TONS of it. I decided on the half barbeque chicken with fries and Dave had a hankerin for pulled pork with fries. We were not disappointed with the food at all.

We also found something interesting when we looked up at the fancy gold ceiling. At first look we saw this…

And then we saw this…

You can use your own imagination with that one.

And my personal favorite part of the bar, bar stools with saddles.

I would’ve loved to see a bunch of drunk people trying to get on and off of those bar stools! I wish I would’ve hopped up on one myself!

The food was great and the atmosphere was great, but I think that the staff was kind of having an off night. I am sure it may have had to do with the fact that it was cold and dreary and they weren’t as busy as they expected to be. I have been told by many people that the wait staff is usually great so I am just hoping that it was just an off day. But remember, you never know who is at your place of business. ;)

After dinner we stopped over at the Put-in-Bay Brewing Company, but that place deserves it’s own post too this week! While we were waiting for our friend to get off work we then decided to travel down the road and check out more of the night life. Our next stop was Hooligans Irish Pub.

I wish that we would’ve been able to spend more time at this place. It had a great atmosphere and was super busy. For as quiet as the island was, this seemed like one of the places to be.

One of the great things about Hooligans was that they had a corresponding mug for each of their draft beers. Dave chose Killians, so he was given the Killians mug.

I was lame and had my normal Coors Light, which was not on draft and did not have it’s own special glass. Dave did happen to notice that I was sitting in a special place of honor at the bar. I was sitting in Pat Dailey’s seat!

And I can’t forget to show you the informative bathroom stall! (That may or may not be a reflection of me sitting on the toilet.)

I’m classy like that.

Even though we were having a great time we decided to keep on moving on to check out more of the night life. Our next adventure was at the Fishbowl. We were not as impressed with the Fishbowl. If I was really ready to get my drink on I could’ve ordered one of their fishbowl drinks that is their namesake. They also have live music which is on a small stage behind the bar.

As you can see it is like you are in a fishbowl with the blue lighting. To get the full effect of the blue lighting you really need to experience this place after the sun sets to appreciate it. All in all the bar was good but not great. Nothing really blew me away about it. The blue lighting was very neat and set the “fishbowl” mood.

Last, but not least we headed to the Round House Bar. We were so lucky that Bob Gatewood and Calabash were playing when we arrived. They were such a great band that played some of the best sing-along cover songs. They rocked our faces off and we had a great time. This place was packed!

This place was great! If you really want to get a feeling of some fun island life, this is a must see! We enjoyed ourselves a little too much, but it was so worth it!

No, that is not some random that we picked up at the bar, that is Dave’s best friend (and mine too) that happens to work on the island.

We really had a great time the first night we were at Put-in-Bay. I know that I overdid it a bit, but it was so worth it. It was nice to experience the island  night life on a calmer night where there wasn’t as much craziness. I cannot wait to go back again.

Have you ever been to any of these bars?

*I was not compensated in any way for this blog post. Not a single one of these places knew that we were coming and did not offer us anything for free. We just wanted to give you the low-down on the fun night life of the island.

Looking for more about the rest of our time on the island. Check out these posts.

I Was On A Boat…In My Car

Are You Desperate To Get Away?

I’m A Beer & Wings Type Of Girl

Dave was a little shocked by my choice of restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day. I think that he was hoping for a something a little fancier. I am not a fancy gal. I am a jeans and t-shirt type of gal and I love beer and wings! We went to Fricker’s, which is a sports bar famous for their beer and wings. I was in heaven.

And so was Paige…

 

 Apparently she likes guns now.

We had to make sure that we got at least one nice photo of me and the kiddos to remember this Mother’s Day. Sockingly enough, everyone looked great and even Jacob smiled a REAL smile, not some fake crap that makes him look constipated or like he smelled a fart.

I felt bad for Dave so we had to take one of him too. Apparently he glows now, just proving that the Jews are the “chosen people”.

Now on to the fabulousness that it Fricker’s food!

Fried Pickles

Brew Fries (What you can’t see is the tub of nacho cheese off to the side to dip them in.)

And now some wings!

And let’s not forget some Big Frickin’ Beers! If you look closely the glass really does say “Big Frickin’ Beer”!

Oh how I love beer!

The next day I was also showered with some beautiful gifts from the family.

And then I ended my amazing Mother’s Day weekend with a beautiful glass of Moscato. I am definitely a beer girl, but I can suck down a nice bottle of Moscato every now and then…

What did your family do to celebrate Mother’s Day?

Getting Your Drink On – Low Cal Style

It is no secret that I like to get my drink on every now and then. One of the biggest challenges for me with my weight is alcohol. It calls to me after a long day at work. It calls to me on a hot summer day.

Beer is my like that enabling friend. Just do it. Just drink me. Luckily I found a chart from fitsugar with beers that are under 100 calories. Too bad my favorite beer of choice, Coors Light, is not on this list. This list is from last year so I am sure that there are some other brands out there that may have come out with other products.

Beer Calories Carbs (g) Alcohol content (%)
Budweiser Select 55 55 1.9 2.4
Miller Genuine Draft 64 64 2.4 2.8
Beck’s Premier Light 64 3.9 2.3
Pabst Pearl Light Beer 68 6 2.1
Michelob Ultra 95 3.2 4.1
Amstel Light 95 5 3.5
Anheuser Busch Natural Light 95 3.2 5.9
Natural Light 95 3.2 4.2
Miller Light 96 3.2 4.2
Budweiser Select 99 3.1 4.3
Heineken Light 99 6.8 3.5

By the way, Coors Light is 104 calories with 5.3 g of carbs and a 4.15% alcohol content. For an extensive beer list with calories, carbs and alcohol content check out beer100.com.

Now if you are not a fan of beer, which not everyone is, I have also included some other alcoholic beverages for you to consider.

Sour Apple Martini

Try this Sour Apple Martini made with 2 1/2 oz. sour mix and 3/4 oz. each vodka and sour apple liqueur, for a 160-calorie treat.

Sangria Sparkler

I would love to wet my whistle with this yummy Sangria drink.

Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
Makes: 12 servings

750-milliliter bottle dry red wine
1 cup light orange juice
1/4 cup brandy or cognac
1/4 cup orange liqueur
2 tablespoons sugar
2 medium oranges, sliced
2 cups club soda, chilled
Crushed ice and/or orange peel curls (optional)

1. In a large pitcher, combine wine, orange juice, brandy, orange liqueur, sugar, and orange slices. Chill at least 2 hours. Add club soda before serving. Serve over crushed ice and/or with orange peel curls, if desired.

Nutrition Information per serving: 100 calories, 0g protein, 9g carbohydrate, 0g fat (0g saturated), 0g fiber.

I also found this great article on Greatist with tips on picking healthier drinks!

Drink it up!

Just remember to drink responsibly. Always make sure to have a Designated Driver.  You know… all that jazz… Just don’t be a dumbass when you drink.

Also make sure to stop by Babe’s Rockin’ Mami and check out who is guest posting about their weight loss journey today!

 

Better Late Than Never – St. Patrick’s Day!

Life has been so busy lately that I can barely keep up with what day it is. I was looking through photos to post for today and I realized that I never even posted about my trip to Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day weekend work. So here you go!

My hotel room was pimp! It was on the end and it even had a mini fridge. Too bad the fridge was empty but it was perfect for my Diet Coke and bottles of water. A girl needs to stay hydrated!

The river was green-ish by the time we got there.

We stopped for some AH-MAHZING Al’s #1 Italian Beef! As seen on Man vs Food!

A random bagpiper stopped into one of the bars we stopped at.

My one and only green beer!Did you know that if you checked into 4 or more bars in one night on Foursquare that you are awarded the “Get Crunked” Badge? Yeah me neither, but I got it!

We ended up eating dinner at Widfire at 9:30 at night. My first Beef Wellington was ah-mahzing and a little too rich for eating that late. It was so good though.

My stunnah shades!

Now the next two photos are not from that night but the next night we went to Twin Anchors which happened to be one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite bars/restaurants. They had amazing food and if my camera wasn’t being crappy and my phone wasn’t dead I would’ve had more photos. The stop sign was right outside of the restaurant.

It was one of those blink and you will miss it restaurants. They weren’t even open yet but the amazing bartender let us in anyways! I can’t wait to take Dave there and take more pictures.

I had way too much fun in Chicago and need to keep reminding myself that I am not 21 anymore. Just so you know, when you get a bunch of tech nerds together they LOVE to let lose. Don’t let them fool you.

What did you do for St. Patrick’s Day?

Blame It On The Alcohol

I am old. It is official. This past weekend slapped me in the face and said, “You’re old bitch!”

My awesome SiL Shelly invited me to hang out, on Friday night, for a Girl’s Night with some of her friends. Wow, did I need it! Especially since work has been killing me lately.

We started out at Nagoya which is a fabulous sushi/hibachi restaurant. I ate some amazing sushi and drank a couple of beers. Of course I didn’t think that sushi would not be enough substance to take the beating that I was going to be giving myself.

Next we decided to head over to another restaurant, Bar Louie. We grabbed a table by the bar and that is when the night took off. I guzzled down 2 20 oz Coors Lt and was surprised that I wasn’t really getting a buzz yet. Well, I should’ve kept that thought to myself but I didn’t. So that is when the shots started. Shelly knows that I am a wuss when it comes to shots so she made sure I got some “vagina shots” so I didn’t get too messed up (or sick). So, one wasn’t good enough. I had 2 Gummi Bear shots and boy were they yummy.

Half of the group left after that bar but us remaining 3 ladies decided to go find someplace to dance. We tried another bar/restaurant in the area but it was so dead. We walked in, I went to the bathroom, and we walked right back out. For a Friday night the place was ridiculously lame.

We then decided to head closer to home. The shopping center where the previous 3 restaurants were located was about 20 minutes from our end of town. We decided to head out to Club Soda. Last time I was at Club Soda it was a bunch of old people dancing around to an oldies band.

As soon as we got to the dance club I ended up drunk dialing a friend that I haven’t spoke with in a while. That is the first drunk dial I have done in over 6 years! Anydrunk, she was cool with it and happy that I called, but couldn’t join us. So we ventured in to the club. It. Was. Dead.

There was a lame band that was attempting to play Black Eyes Peas “I Got A Feeling”. They sounded like BEP does live. Like crap. We decided to stay and make the best of it. And we started drinking even more and dancing our asses off. I have to say, either the band got better as the night went on or I just was so drunk it didn’t even matter.

The night ended up being awesome. Our friend left about 20 minutes after we got there but Shelly and I decided to play until the bar closed.

Let’s just say that I ended up spending most of the day on Saturday in bed. I am no longer 21 and I sure as shit can’t hang like I used to.

Can someone please remind me that next time I go out?

Drunken Sorority Girl

Hey pervs, no this isn’t a crazy lesbian story about a bunch of drunk sorority girls going at it. I know that for some of you that is one of your fantasies. No, this is about one crazy drunk sorority girl, ME! And there is also another one thrown in there about me as a drunken stupid adult. Enjoy!

Also, thank you to Lorraine from Late to the Party for the drunk story suggestion. Especially that it should include one about puking.

And thanks to my IRL friend Brookie for seconding that suggestion! She loves my shenanigans!

29 and Holding Jayme MonsterThis is from my 29th Birthday and is currently Brookie’s facebook profile picture.

And now….On with the show!!!

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And if for some reason you do not get to watch the video, I just want you all to know that I will be taking a mini-vaca starting this afternoon and I won’t be back until Wednesday. No computer access! Woo! So if I don’t respond back to you as quickly as I do, just know that I am not being rude, I just have no way to check the blog or my e-mail. But don’t worry, I still have some posts scheduled so that you don’t miss me too much! I am so looking forward to all of your SUGGESTIONS for the next Vlogday Friday!

The Eye of the Jew!

If you haven’t seen the movie Beerfest, (Click on it to get a run-down of the movie!) I suggest that you watch it sometime. It is a hilarious movie by Broken Lizard, who also gave us the HI-larious Super Troopers (which I believe is one of the funniest movies of all time)! Yes their movies can be classified as stupid-funny, but if you have the same sense of humor as I do, you will love them!!

Anyalcoholic, the hubs and I love to catch this movie whenever it is on. The other day Peanut was sitting on the couch with me towards the end of the movie. There is a hilarious scene where one of the German guys rips the yarmulke (pronounced ya-ma-ka for you non-jews out there) off of  the Jewish guy’s head and laughs about ripping the “thingie” off of his head. After this happens, the Jewish guy gets pissed off and then he gets “the eye of the Jew”. Check out the clip below. It is better if you see it then my dumb ass trying to explain it.

Urban Dictionary describes The Eye of the Jew as: A trait which often occurs in Jewish males when they get upset, or angry, in which the Star of David will shine and appear on their left eye!

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So anylongexplanation, after the movie, Peanut looked up at me and was being all goofy when she pulled my hair. I looked down at her and gave her the mom glare. She looked up at me and said “Oh no, it’s the eye of the Jew!” I about died right then and there. I then started laughing hysterically and said, “Sorry honey your daddy is the Jew, not me!”

I just can’t wait for her to pull that one out of her arsenal when she is staying with the hub’s parents for a few days next week. That will go over SO well with his mom!

Until next time..

Wordless Wednesday

Disclaimer: **This is my 17 year old body. So not what I look like now!**

When The Kids Are Away The Adults Will Play!

So as you all know, I was without children for almost 5 days this past week. Well we were lucky to cap off the last evening without kids with an all day party. Our friend had a 30th birthday party at her house from 2 until whenever, complete with swimming, tons of food and a keg of beer. Definitely all of my favorite things at a party. I didn’t end up swimming, but I did partake in the food and of course the keg. I have learned that kegs of Labbat and I are not friends and will never be friends. Let’s just say that I woke up the next morning and could only remember bits and pieces of what happened after the sun went down.

Lucky for me…and all of you…the hubs took photographic evidence. He is just so good at capturing my bad side. And now I present to you…

Drunken Jayme…

Apparently I turned into a drunken Pirate…

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I made horrible faces that brought out my double chin…

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Was almost thrown into a pool…

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Tried to take pics of me and my brother…

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Pulled out the duck lips…

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And of course there had to be….JAZZ HANDS!!

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And as I was leaving I mounted one of my friends!

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Let’s just say that I came home and passed out hard core. Hubs was not to happy with that. I hoped that you all enjoyed drunken Jayme. I still haven’t heard from any of the other party goers. Hopefully I will be invited back! After all I am thoroughly entertaining!