Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Years Blog Event Sponsored by Carrie Ann Ryan


Greetings fans.

This is Shar, not Michael speaking!

Today is the New Years Eve Blog Hop. Woot. There are two special prizes being given away too so stayed tuned for that but first, enjoy my memory from New years which is slightly embarrassing but hell, it's a memory.

So, let's chalk this up to stupid things you do when you're younger since it happened before I turned 30. Me and my bff's stayed at a hotel, which used to be the House of Blues here in Chicago. Six gals, lots of liquor, trouble right? Oh yeah lots!

Anyway, we split the cost, had 2 double beds and 2 cots as well. We didn't have many plans except to get all dressed up and go down to the bar in the hotel which was practically dead by the way as well as try sneaking into the show they had at the HOB which I believe that year was Goo Goo Dolls. LMAO how fun right? To continue, we also had brought some various appetizers. Meats, cheeses, shrimp cocktail to munch on as well as small deserts. Most of the day I hadn't eaten anything but once we started partying, I did have some of it including Truffles. 

From there, I had a few things to drink. I think some Vodka and most likely some Jagermeister, since I recall becoming quite fond of it around that time. Needless to say, by the end of the night which was after 2am, I was sick as a dog and well, lets just say it wasn't pretty. Thank goodness for having great friends, especially my "twin" E who helped me get through the rest of the morning. I was supposed to be into work that next day and I worked downtown at a retailer as a manager. Of course I didn't make it and I couldn't eat anything that following day until late at night.


:(


So, lesson learned! LMAO Never drink on an empty stomach. Appetizers are not enough and dont mix Vodka and Jager. LOL 


Hope you enjoyed that and make sure you check out all the fabulous authors who have made it possible for you to win 2 great prizes. One a Kindle Fire and Two an $80 GC from Amazon! WOW! 


My gift to give is an ebook from Michael's backlist and a GC as well. So please comment!

Look for Michael's next book, Vertigo to come out very soon! Thanks for stopping by!






77 comments:

Eva's Flowers said...

Oh my, that certainly is a memorable one! I have't done anything at all like that, haven't even got a kiss from a special someone yet, it'll happen though. But I have spent it with family, so I've gotten at least a hug ;)

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

orelukjp0 said...

Thank you for the great contest.

I hope you have a happy and prosperous new year.

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Louisa Bacio said...

Shar,

Loving how all of our "memories" are varying greatly, lol! Just dropping by and saying hello!

Theres just life said...

Yeah I learned the hard way to never drink on an empty stomach as well. Not quite the way you did. Mine was a minor case of alcohol poisoning, though it sure didn't feel minor to me.

Pamela Jo
pmjg(at)e(dash)jama(dot)net

Eli Yanti said...

my new year memory is barbeque with family and see the firework in night sky ;)

SiNn said...

lolw hata memerable one one year before iw as old enough toa ctually drink i went to a party at a coworkers house and we played pass out i think i won i got them ost drunk lol anyways we went out to light off fire works keep in mind we r all trashed so we lit the fus e on what we thought were fire works only to figure out they were poppers so they popped out confetti worse a friend of mine drnak toof ast puked red rum all over the floor so looked like blood then had someone rockin me abcka nd forthw hen iw a stryint o pass out cause i had tow ork the next day i ended up tossing my cookies all over my friends bathroom floor was so bad myf riend who is awesome cleaned up my mess because iw as too intoxicated tod o it my self i went to work newyrs day still hung over was along 8 hours lol

ty for the chance

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June M. said...

I think about everyone has a memory like that, just maybe not on NYE. It's just one of those lessons you have to learn for yourself.
June
manning_j2004 at yahoo .com

CherryBlossomRain said...

Ugh my first new years after I was 21 I did shots all night with beer chasers and everyone of my friends handed me different ones. Someone snuck in a rumplmin's which is just cruel to do to anyone. Don't drink it. It's NASTY! It's also evil and will haunt you the next day as it taste like mouth wash and you will burp it I don't care WHAT you try to do to get rid of it.

a_breen87@yahoo(dot)com

Sherry said...

Sounds like a very tough lesson. I'm not a drinker so I don't have any of those memories.

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Erica Pike said...

There's a reason I don't drink, lol.

eripike at gmail dot com

Midia said...

I also have learned the same lesson a few years ago. :)

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Christine T. said...

Sounds like a interesting way to learn a new lesson :)


christinetoney (at) hotmail (dot) com

lindseye said...

I am surprised you remembered any details from that night. Never done anything like that, usually stay home on New Year's.
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Kathryn said...

Sounds like you had one heck of a night to remember (and hopefully, never to repeat) Lol!
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Amy S. said...

My new years memories are spending time with my family.

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BLMorticia said...

Wow, just waking up! Thank you for all the comments!

:D

SLira aka BL and MichaelM

Miho Li said...

Oh gosh I learned the 'don't drink on an empty stomach' the hard way as well LOL. Happy new year!

mihoxli at gmail dot com

Vanessa N. said...

Great post. I'll keep the don't dos in mind. Thanks for the chance.

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Maria said...

Great post. Yeah...mixing drinks is never a smart move...lol...my New Years Eve was pretty low key, at home:)

Thanks for the giveaway

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Jean P said...

That is some memory, I also have learned that rule don't drink on an empty stomach.
Have a great year in 2012!

skpetal at hotmaild to com

Katy Beth McKee said...

I only got really drunk once and when I didn't wake up with a hang over and in fact had a huge breakfast and went to work it scared me since my dad was an alcoholic that from then on I vowed to be a 1-2 drink maximum girl.
kbmckee at mail dot com

Anne said...

I think almost everyone has a similar story back when they were younger.

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Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Love your memory!

Thanks for participating!

Patricia Logan said...

Yeah, Jager alone would make me hurl in the bushes. I do like the sisterhood thing that went on though! Always, always fun to plan a fun night out with our ladies! I hope you remember all future New Year's eve's with fonder memories, Shar! Thanks for sharing. Maybe next year, we'll have some Gayromlit memories to share! *kisses*, P

CrystalGB said...

Sounds like a rough lesson to learn. May you have a properous new year. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

Teressa Oliver said...

This is my first time to your blog and had to have my gay best friend explain to me the meaning to your blog name, lol. The drinking on an empty stomach I totally get
teressaoliver at gmail dot com

diannehartsock said...

Oh, those 'morning afters'! I try to avoid them as much as possible, anymore. Usually just have a quiet evening at home with family.

Unknown said...

Not laughing at your expense - laughing WITH you because I've been there! LOL, LOL, LOL!! Dang, that booze sure is fun going down, isn't it? I did the same thing, ONCE! Not on New Years Eve, but anyway, the bouncer ended up carrying me out to the jeep, I ended up on the median on the main strip in Colorado Springs hurling on several stops on the way home, and woke up the next morning with one of my guy friends in bed with me...horrified, thinking the worst. It happens that he stayed with me because I guess I was sick in my sleep even and he took care of me. That was the last time I got drunk, EVER.
Dang, the things you do when you are young! I never tell my kids these things, lol.
Thanks for the story, and the giveaway! Made my day, hehe!

Gena Robertson
robertsongena@hotmail.com

Yto said...

thanks for this memory - i think a lot of people can relate to it ;)

and thanks for the giveaway.

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Kaye Manro said...

What a memory!

BookAttict said...

Thanks for the giveaway and have a Happy New Year!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Victoria Adams said...

Amazed you remember that night - but you'll probably never forget the next day.

Mary Keith - Keith Publications, LLC said...

My best NYE - We had a party for our friends and family. We could see the high school fireworks from our backyard. We all had a great time being together. Almost all the food was gone and the drinks...well there weren't any left..lol Those who needed to spend the night found a piece of floor and blankets and we had breakfast the next morning...some not so much LOL

Great Blog Hop. Hope you will blog at KP sometime.

Mary Keith
mary@keithpublications.come
www.keithpublications.com

Trisha Wilson said...

Oh wow! I'm very surprised you remembered enough of it to tell! Thanks for sharing! & Thanks for the giveaway!

May God bless,
Trisha Wilson
TrishaWilson79@gmail.com

Jennifer J Saracino said...

All my favorite new years memories are the same; it doesn't matter were I was as long as i'm with friends and family :)

~jennifer

wocaworld{at}gmail{dot}com

mcv said...

Ow! I too learned not to drink on an empty stomach, but not on New Years.
My New years memory was watching my Mom perform an old German custom she learned from her Mom. Have champagne in one hand & pickled herring in another( yes, I know it's gross). At 12 am, eat the herring and chase it with the champagne. It's an old wives tale that is supposed to bring luck all thru the year.
mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

savannah said...

I liked this new years because I've got to spend it with my whole family my 2 sons included they are 4 and 1! But my most memorable is 2005 that is the day my husband and I officially started dating ;)
brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

Cathy M said...

My most memorable New Years Eve was the year my hubby proposed to me. So romantic, and I still adore the man.


caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Joanne said...

Oh my. I'm sorry you got so sick. That's no fun. See, I know it's no fun because, you guessed it, I too have had too much to drink on an empty stomach. No fun. I think most everyone does that once in their lives.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Corinne said...

Great stories so far....great way to start the New Year!!

abbeycat34@yahoo.com

StacieD said...

My favorite NYE memory was my first celebration in Chicago. The fireworks downtown were gorgeous. Especially when they were reflected in Lake Michigan. But boy was it cold!

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

chey said...

My favourite New Years were spent with friends and family.
Happy New Year!
chey127 at hotmail dot com

shadow_kohler said...

oh my! that sure is memorable! Thanks for sharing it with us! Happy new year!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori Z. said...

I'm not sure how may NYE's ago this was but it was a while ago. My husband and I went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner and then went to see End of Days at the movie theater. Got home just before midnight and opened up a bottle of Champagne.

Lori

knitrix29 at gmail dot com

brbalways said...

My sympathies, been there and done that *nods* Glad we are older and wiser, huh?

brbalways(at)yahoo(dot)com

VampedChik said...

Well my birthdays New Years eve so I could tell tons of stories from that! LOL But one of my most memorable would probably have to be last year just for how funny it was. My friend was 9months pregnant. Due any time and she decided that she wanted to play 'Just Dance' on my wii. So she seriously got into it. It was insane watching her dance with her big belly. I have it on video. Probably the funniest thing I've ever seen. :) I don't even want to get into this year and the drinking games! Ahh insane. Thanks!
-Amber
goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

Patti P said...

Oh I remember those days. I'm just glad to have survived them. :)

Now my NYE's are very tame.

Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
musicalfrog at comcast.net

geschumann said...

We were entirely boring this year. We just got back from a long trip & for the first time ever, I went to bed before the new year. Wow! I am now officially old. Waaahh! Thanks! Gloria

geschumann at live dot com

Debby said...

I learned that lesson about drinking on an empty stomach the hard way.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Honestly, watching Dick Clark's show thinking about how much they've gone down the shoot in the last 15 years! They used to be so much fun with lots of entertainment. Too much talking now!
Ljay
Toonsgirl1@yahoo.com

Kim S. said...

I learned a lesson like that...when I was sixteen...with Tequila...the night before our high school band left Mexico...my parents were chaperones...they didn't know...not fun trying to act 'normal'.....LMAO!!


thewildtwo @ sbcglobal (dot) net

BBL said...

Haha, that certainly was memorable, but at lest you learned something new :) Thanks for the giveaway and happy new year!
creature-in-night@hotmail.com

Catherine Lee said...

Shar...You're right. Never mix vodka & Jager! LOL. Although I do like to nosh when I drink.

Cheers,
catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com
@capefearlibn

Juliana said...

I love a great blog hop! Happy New Year!
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mnjcarter said...

Jag does not mix with anything!! Learned my lesson the hard way as well. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

mnjcarter@charter.net

Riane said...

Ouch. I bet you were miserable there for a while.

My favorite NY is much more tame. I went into labor with my oldest son.

riane at kinkybookreviews dot com

Meagan B said...

Lesson learned!

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Heather Cox said...

i love stories like this! lmao!!! thanks for the giveaway! and happy new year!

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latishajean said...

Thank you for sharing I know why I don't drink I had my share of bad times with drinking that and Meds I take don't drink anymore! Thank you for the great giveaway love blog hops!
Happy New Year!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net

Joyce Cortes McGuire said...

Hi, Michael- I don't mind to post here. Your books seem very interesting to me. I am very curious about them. ;) By the way, should I say about NYE story here? If so, my NYE
Memory was to spend my time with my family and attended my cousin's wedding at the Disneyland World, located in Florida last January 1, 2011.

For my NYE Resoluation 2012- I am considering to start writing my first book but I need to find my free time first. :)

Joyce(at)romance-book-club.com

snulfers said...

My birthday is NYE and one of my sisters is NYD so we have a combined birthday party at midnight.
snulfers at hotmail dot com

Anne R said...

Oh, i have experienced that one too. It is amazing how you forget to eat sometimes. :-)

Great giveaway Thanks!

elaing8 said...

Thanks for sharing your memory.I learned that in my teenaged years.
Thanks for the giveaway
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BLMorticia said...

TY all for stopping in today, I am floored with all the comments,

:D

It will be hard to pick winners.

JoAnna said...

Haven't we all had one of those nights? :) I have but not on New Year's, I'm usually at home.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

It's good to be able laugh at our memories. :0)

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Tracy Riviera said...

My favorite New Year's memory is when I was around 7 year's old and my best friend and I stayed up through the New Year all the way up until around 4am. We were the happiest 7 year old's ever! Our parents were too wasted to even notice! lol

Ishanie.Sanchez@gmail.com

http://thealteregotracy.blogspot.com

nenssa said...

I sadly can't say that I have any interesting stories, mostly since I don't drink and i'm quite a hermit lolol. Regardless, hope you have a wonderful new year!

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tammy ramey said...

thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway.
my favorite memory is the year my husband asked me to marry him.

tammy ramey
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

slappylilly said...

One year at the club at midnight I kissed this kid about 5yrs younger than me and afterwards he followed mr around. See what too many sea breezes will cause.

jeanette8042 said...

Wow that's definitely a memorable new years! My favorite new years was when I had a fun and crazy party with friends last year, the champagne was literally flowing everywhere!

Renald said...

One new year's eve, I had too much too drink. I was so sick.
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Monica said...

Don't think I've ever gotten drunk on New Year's but I have been there and done that on other occassions and it just plain sucks. Hope you have a great New Year full of inspiration.

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madnzanymomma said...

Thank you for the memory. Very interesting... :) This is a great giveaway.

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BookAttict said...

My worst was NYE at a bar in Japan, 32 oz Long Island Iced Teas & REAL Absinthe....

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Kara D. said...

I haven't gotten drunk for NYE but I'll keep that in mmind in the future XD Sounds like you had an interesting time!

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books4me said...

Ach...hard lesson learned :) Since NYE was always with my whole family, I never got drunk for it.

Thank you for the giveaway!

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