Monday, October 27, 2008

Me + Vodka = BFFs

You ever have one of those days that you drink for 12 hours straight and then at the end of the night you’re completely sober?

That was me on Saturday.

(Thankfully, 95% of those drinks were free. Otherwise, I'd have been pissed! Not pissed in a drunk way, pissed in an angry way.)

Four of us spent the weekend at the (semi) new MGM Grand Hotel & Casino at Foxwoods. It was still all shiny and new and nice. We had a great time, awesome dinner and lots of laughs.

The best part? I have a new favorite drink! It’s a hot and dirty martini.

The recipe: Vodka, olive juice and pepperoncini juice, garnished with olives and a pepperoncini (duh!).

OMG. So. Freaking. Yummy.

Totally making one when I get home tonight.

Other updates, besides my abundant love for alcohol:

My sanity: Perhaps you remember me talking about that stupid mirror that I’ve been wanting from West Elm. That I went to West Elm to buy (after a year of talking about said mirror), and found out that I could only buy the mirror online. (WTF?) So then I found a similar mirror for half the price and got that. WELL, we were at dinner on Saturday night, and what was hanging on the wall above my freaking head??? MY MIRROR! (The original West Elm one, not my cheeser knock-off.) Insult to injury: there were SEVEN others hanging around the place.

My wallet: I paid only $2.54/gallon for gas this weekend! Granted, I was in the middle of East Bumfuck, but still…$2.54!!! Woo hoo!

My health: I signed up to get a flu shot at work. I’m still not sure how I feel about it. Maybe it’s the sharing needles with people at work thing. (Well, not the SAME needle.) ((I hope.)) The last time I got one was 10 years ago when I worked at a hospital, and that’s only because it was free. Still, it’s only $15, and I haven’t developed an allergy to latex or eggs, so I’m going for it. But it does seem counter-productive that one of the warnings of the flu shot is that you might get flu-like symptoms.

Tonight is a GOOD tv night for me (Chuck, HIMYM, Worst Week), so I’m ready to settle in with dinner, a hot and dirty and the DVR!


merely me said...

Dirty and HOT? YUM! I can hardly wait til I get me some! ;) I might have to train our bar tenders around here though - am nowhere near a "real" place.
This might sound so gross but my favorite thing is to add that "hot juice" to my red and white can of chicken noodle along with some water - YUMMY! Cures all.

Andy said...

1) That's a lot of drinking
2) I remember you talking about that mirror, and now I'm bummed you couldn't get the one you wanted.
3) Is it sad that we get excited over gas prices in the mid $2-range now?

Eric said...

Sounds like a good drink. Would love to send a sample of our product for your home consumption. It's called Dirty Sue - premium olive juice for dirty martinis.

Check it out at

Let me know.


Sarah Elizabeth said...

I know what you mean about drinking a ton and not getting drunk. Sometimes it works out great, but others its just annoying. Saturday night that same thing happened to me...except I was buying all of my drinks and needed to get drunk :(

Little Ms Blogger said...

Pepperoni in a martini??? Hmmm....I may have to try this...