Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Leave it to me!

You hear about people being guilty of “drunk dialing”. Making phone calls that are inadvisable when they are sober but in most cases – disastrous if they are drunk. I suppose in my younger days I might have done that once or twice. But I’m not a big drinker at this point in my life.

I had a frozen strawberry marguerite at dinner last night. It was fairly strong but then, I’m a lightweight when it comes to booze, so it might have contained enough to get a mouse inebriated for all I know. I could TASTE the alcohol. To me – that’s strong.

After getting home I felt sleepy so I lay down on the couch for maybe an hour and dozed. When I got up I had a headache. Okay, a baby hangover. Seriously. How sad is that?

There was an incident where I was caught “drunk emailing”. I had gotten some really bad news and was quite distraught, drank wine, didn’t eat, and then sat down to email somebody. Oh boy. The talk about that email! “…she didn’t even use spell check!” Yeah, that was me.

Now I have come up with a new one – shopping under the influence! Or something. A couple of months ago my doctor gave me some sleeping medication to see if I wasn’t getting a sound sleep at night. I took it every night for a month but then I starting getting headaches and felt sort of overall under the weather, so I stopped taking them every night. But I did keep them and have taken one here or there more on an “as needed” basis.

Last night having taken that nap I thought oh no, I’m going to be up till 3:00 or 4:00 am. I’ll take one of mother’s little helpers to get to sleep at a more reasonable time.

The last thing I remember is being on my computer while watching Jon and Kate plus 8. I know I saw the same episode more than once and they were answering viewer emails.

This morning (or should I say afternoon) when I got out of bed, fed the cats and made my tea, I sat down in front of my laptop to check my email. I had an automated order confirmation from Amazon. I’m not unfamiliar with seeing those, but this time I had no idea what it could be from!

Imagine my surprise –

"Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving With Twins and Sextuplets"
Kate Gosselin; Hardcover;

And even better – apparently I pre-ordered – shipping date isn’t until December 2008!

And I have no memory of ordering it, what-so-ever. Hmm-m-m.


LadyBanana said...

Oh that's really funny, do you actually want this book?

BetteJo said...

I don't know - I guess last night I did!

MsCatCalls said...

Brilliant post Bettejo .. were you subconsciously hoping someone would get you this for your birthday ... or is there something youre not teling us here on the blog .... come on we are all your friends you know ...!!!

BetteJo said...

I didn't know the book existed until this morning when I realized I had purchased it! I enjoy the TV show but generally watch it when I run into it - I don't go out of my way to watch it. Very weird. And I only took 1 pill. The recommended amount. :)

Catherine said...

How funny Bettejo!! Looks like drink and sleeping pills don't go together! My husband took a couple of herbal sleeping pills once and woke up next morning with an almighty headache. He said it felt like a hangover!

Laura said...

Well...I guess it's good to be prepared. I am the girl who gets the hangover before she even finishes the glass of wine.

Mollyfa said...

That is too funny. Well at least it wasn't anything pornographic.

A little advice... Water. If you've had just a little too much to drink, you mostly fee lousy because you are dehydrated. Drink a lot of water and flush out the system.

I'm still giggling about the book.

Day Dreamer said...

LOL..aren't you glad it wasn't something that had batteries and came in plai brown wrapping?

Not that I'd know how it comes or anything...that's what I've been told!

BetteJo said...

It was a fairly innocent purchase I guess.

I would hate to have bought something that brought out a side of myself I didn't want to know about!!

Gemheaven said...

Oh rofl that did make me laugh Bettejo!! It couldn't have been worse I suppose or better hahah

Jen M. said...

Dude - I have bought so many things with a bottle of red wine on the desk.

And I LOVE Jon and Kate plus 8!!

BetteJo said...

I think they did something subliminal to me through the TV.

The Beading Gem said...

Your post reminded me of the time when we we had a phone no. which was very close to a local 24 hr pizza joint. Very late night,we woke to a drunken call came in for some pizza, whereupon my DH muttered, "Take the order, and hang up!"

BetteJo said...

Ha! Cheese and pepperoni please, extra sauce. :)

Jen4 @ Amazing Trips said...

Oh, that's just beautiful!!

I'm not sure what's better ... that you bought the book without remembering - or that you bought it eight months before it will be released.

Those are some powerful pills!!