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My New Years Celebration...OMG Why did I do that?

Updated on January 2, 2010

What happens when cowboys get together

So we decided to accept the invitation my sister and her husband offered us to spend New Year's Eve with them out at their ranch oh about sixty miles or so from Corpus Christi, where we happened to be living now since last year. My sister and her husband have a house here in Corpus but they also have a nice ranch that they spend their weekends at. This year there was to be a celebration there with lots of people, fireworks, and an all around good time. I was looking forward to it and since I am not a heavy drinker, I figured that everything would be alright as long as I made sure that I followed my limit rule. My limit rule is I stop drinking after I start feeling buzzed and of course no driving, which wasn't a problem as we were planning to stay the night anyway.

So there were more people there than I expected and the celebration was outdoors. We live in Texas, South Texas, if anyone knows about Corpus then they know that it is pretty warm here even in the dead of winter. It was about in the low 50's and we were freezing our sun tanned asses off. So my sister's husband built a fire and we all sat around and jammed to some good ole country music, did I mention I'm from Texas? Okay, that was good I had a couple of glasses of wine, and had some laughs. We did a little two steppin and my husband did his best Michael Jackson move that he would've in his state of mind. Needless to say my husband is white, not only is he white but he is Russian, so it was doubly funny.

Blue moon

Here is the moon which was nice to look at and the sky was so clear last night.
Here is the moon which was nice to look at and the sky was so clear last night.

Then the tequila happened!

Like I said before I am not a heavy drinker and only had a glass a wine by the time the fireworks started, then the champagne came out in full force and I drank a glass of very good champagne. We took some pictures of the blue moon that was out over our lovely Texas sky and all was well. Then it happened. After midnight came and kisses were aplenty, someone asked me to do a shot with them. I said no, then they did something that I can never ignore, they dared me! Darn it if I didn't do it. I drank tequila, something that I haven't done in years because terrible, embarrassing things happen to me when I drink tequila.

Mostly everything was a blur from there, more drinks were passed around, more pictures taken, more fireworks, me wanting to ride my sister's horse at every one's disapproval. I reluctantly gave up about the horse ride and it's a good thing too because I probably would've killed myself and would have deprived people of anymore hubs lol.

I am such a lightweight

I really am a lightweight when it comes to drinking and last night really proved it. At about 4 this morning people were still drinking, dancing, laughing, barbecuing. I ate a sausage link that I deeply, deeply regret because it didn't like me much and didn't like the tequila that it was introduced to in my system....ughhh

I staggered to bed around 5 or so when the sun was approaching and don't remember much after that. I was awakened with a huge headache and the worst heartburn you could imagine. I sometimes forget that I am in my 40's and cannot do ANYTHING anymore without repercussions.

I spent the day with a very bad hangover and before we left the ranch managed to take some pictures of my husband on the horse that I wanted to ride when I was drunk. I did the plop plop fizz fizz thing and it started working slowly but I slept all the way back home and now just taking it easy cuddled up to my favorite blanket on my couch and I promised myself never to do this again. At least not til next New Year's Eve!

My adorable husband acting the cowboy!

My husband and brother-in-law, the horse kept following his owner.
My husband and brother-in-law, the horse kept following his owner.

If you want to learn more about Corpus Christi, sparkling city by the sea


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  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    freshlaundry71 thanks for reading and you are right, Tequila will make you crazy and I guess thats why they call it Takillya in Texas LOL. Anywhoo it was still a fun time and I probably will do it again. Thanks for the compliment. Cheers and see ya tomorrow!

  • freshlaundry71 profile image


    8 years ago

    Tequila,a drink that makes the sanest person CRAZY!!! I have had a lot of experiences with this silly drink-it makes you half crazy and the next day you feel like a truck ran you over. Loved the are hilarious!!!

  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Texas

    Im always the first in bed thanks for visiting. Cheers.

  • Micky Dee profile image

    Micky Dee 

    9 years ago

    I'll be the first in bed maybe. God bless!

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    9 years ago

    Yeeeee Haaaaaa, I just loves you Texas girls and hey LJ ya only live once and tis for enjoying. A belated Happy New Year to you.

    Just lookin at those pics so make me wish I was born in Texas rather than Ireland, enjoy yer weekend !

  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Texas

    Hey Stan always nice to see your mug. Thanks for reading my hub. I do agree that its probably a good thing that I don't remember much after the tequila, and if they would have let me ride that horse I probably wouldve been doing the lady godiva thing and my family wouldve never let me live that down. Oh thank god for plop plop fizz fizz. Thanks for stopping by Stan you are always welcome.

  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Texas

    Hey hypnodude good to see you again. Thanks for your feedback. I too am laughing now, but I wasn't then lol. Thank goodness I am better today, but yesterday no so much.

    But hey you only live once right? thanks again.

  • Stan Fletcher profile image

    Stan Fletcher 

    9 years ago from Nashville, TN

    I think that anybody that's ever drank tequila has a few stories they would just as soon forget. But it's somewhat comforting to know you don't have to forget what you can't remember. :)

    Great hub.

  • hypnodude profile image


    9 years ago from Italy

    ladyjane you always write good hubs but this one is great. Maybe it wasn't your intention but I was laughing out loud, especially about your horse ride. :)

    When younger I too used to drink tequila, which is quite good with salt and lemon. If you like an advice next time forget about the others and do not mix different kinds of alcohol, and everything will go smooth.

    Very good hub.

  • ladyjane1 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Texas

    Hello Ghost nice to see you again. I have no idea about what kind of horse he is. They have 2 out there now and the other one is pregnant. This particular horse has bucked a couple of people off of it that is why my brother-in-law stayed close by my husband. My husband isn't used to horses as much. I know his name is Milagro which is spanish for miracle because they thought he wouldn't live when he was born and my sister named him that. Hope you have a wonderful new year. And I am staying away from the tekillya from now on lol.

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    9 years ago

    LOL!! What is it about the ladies and tequila?

    Neither Pam nor I drink at all now, but when we first met, she was still a binge drinker...and whenever that involved tequila, it was time to look the H*** out!!

    I'm curious about the horse your husband's riding. Looks to me like a Paso Fino. I could well be wrong, of course. Bucking horses I can judge and judge well, but the regular kind? Not so much.


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