Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tough Bitch


photo from here


“Uuuuggghh,” I uttered.

“I know,” said Jen.

We sat in the uncalled-for bright room, victim to our hangovers. Trying to concentrate on whatever god-awful daytime television show was on.

Because we knew it would all begin again soon, Jen and I had margaritas in our hands. A special recipe shared among our friends.

I was ecstatic to have Jen visiting me in Iowa. This was the era known as pre-child, pre-Colorado, pre-30’s. Ahhh, the life of a 20-something…and my husband and I were in the midst of many celebratory parties – farewells and good-byes before our big move to Colorado.

I looked over at Jen. She slowly looked over at me.

“Jen,” I started, a bit dramatically. “Could you please do me a really big favor,” I said as I mustered my most pitiful expression. This kind of expression works if you have loyal and lovely friends like Jen.

“What?” was all she said, a little put out. Who wouldn’t be put out a little bit when being requested to assist in a big favor while monumentally hung over?

“Will you please get me some ibuprofen?” I asked sweetly. “I will love you forever.”

Jen smiled and said, “Yes.” Like I said, she is a good, dear friend.

Jen rummaged around in my room and then brought me the ibuprofen. She then sat with a sigh on the couch. I’m sure it took all the energy she had to perform this task for me. I had not the heart to tell her that I needed water. There was no way I was going to stand and do anything for myself. I grabbed my untouched glass of margarita, took a giant swig, and swallowed my ibuprofen at once.

“Ugh,” I said after it was over. “I just took those ibuprofen with my margarita.”

“I know,” Jen says. “I thought about getting you some water, but I didn’t because I thought, ‘Ack, Kristy will take these with margarita. She’s a tough bitch.’”

“Yes,” I said, agreeing. “Thank you.”

25 comments:

Shell said...

Best thing to wash them down with!

KAE said...

This story makes me miss my best {drinking buddies} friends :) We have had many stories like this!

Eva Gallant said...

LOL. I remember days like that....vaguely!

Kristin said...

Wait? Taking ibuprofen with a margarita is bad?

Stephanie M said...

Haha love that kitty picture!!

You is a tough bitch!

Natalie said...

Hey a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...LOL! Ahhh the good ole days! :)

Jessica said...

You are one tough mama.

On a side note...I was just in Colorado. I never noticed before that you lived there. We are thinking about buying land just outside of Colorado City.

Deb said...

I love everything about this entry. I don't think I've ever had ibuprofen with a margarita, but I'm not opposed on principle. In fact, this sounds like just the kind of thing I might try if I make it to Vegas with Ba.D. in September. 0:)

I was actually in Colorado over the weekend. It's about 0% awesome being back in Los Angeles now.

Sandra said...

WOW! This is so well-written! I thought it was an excerp from a novel or one of those literary writing prompts! Seriously!

Amanda said...

Now that's a true friend! :)

Theresa said...

Sorry if this goes through twice, I tried to comment earlier, not sure where it went.
Anyhoo, I love your friend. She sounds fantastic!

BTW, you are the winner this week of my Caption Contest. Congrats. Funny and tough bitch. Who knew?

Lisha @ DeLovely Life said...

Ha! This makes me think of Christmas with my family, singing carols and playing drunk piano. I was amazing at drunk piano. I dunno if I'm amazing enough to have a margarita chaser, though. ;) You brightened my day.

Kat said...

I think Jen might be a secret BFF I've never met. More importantly, Thank God for friends who know what you're going to do before you do it.

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

I thought Ibuprofen MUST be taken with a margarita -no? Oh.

Jen is a good friend, clearly one who knows you well!

TV's Take said...

Sometimes you just gotta mix the two. Hope it worked 2x as fast

angie said...

Laughing. Great story.

Anti-Supermom said...

No wonder we are so similar, Iowa girls at heart.

That, and we like margaritas and pain killers together.

Amy said...

I cannot tell you how many hangover remedies I have choked down with beer, margaritas, I think there may even be a long island ice tea thrown into this scenero...

Love that I'm not alone on this one!

amygrew said...

GOOD STORY!!! You are a tough bitch!

Ixy said...

Hey, it's liquid after all. The sweet voice is pretty useful for keeping the energy expenditure down haha!

dosweatthesmallstuff said...

Hi Kristy (aka Tough Bitch). Found you at the Red Dress Club Weekend Linky, and hey, yours was just right before me! So that's how you end up with me as one of your followers. While I don't know whether you'd consider that a curse or a blessing, at least on my side I'm glad to have found your blog!

And thanks... now I know that I can add margaritas to my list of drinks with which I can take my painkillers and who knows, my xanax and zoloft too! So far I've taken mine with anything ranging from hot coffee, energy drinks, protein shakes, wine, beers, and vodka with orange juice. Good to know you're still alive and healthy after, so will definitely try margarita next time!

From another bitch--not tough, but definitely crazy,
Do Sweat

SuzRocks said...

That is awesome! I feel like my friends would've said the exact same thing to me. Man up and take it with your margarita!

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

PMSL a tough bitch indeed!

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