Santo Domingo: Day 5: Drunken Basketball & Dumplings

The day was young, the bottles were full, and this was technically our last night on vacation, or at least we thought. All the cousins came over to abuela’s house for a last hoorah. We started drinking early, and the guys started playing basketball. They were actually pretty good….while sober. The music was blasting, the little kids were running around everywhere with their little trikes, and I was off in baby land with the women. My cousin Coral recently gave birth, and with a new baby in the mix, she was being passed around left and right.

The men started off with drinking games, whoever made the shot from the farthest spot was safe, if you missed, you guessed it..you had to take a shot. Chris apparently made shots when he considered them “practice”, and when it came down to making the bucket, he was drinking along with the rest of them.

It didn’t take long for me to join in on the fun, even though I wasn’t willing to take shots (we had an early flight to catch in the morning) I was still drinking. Whatever started off as innocent basketball, wasn’t anymore. The adults were drunk and teams suddenly turned into “every man for himself”.

We were all jumping on top of each other, shoving, tackling trying to make a shot… don’t even ask if we kept score, it was a mess!

My cousin Ernesto was off in the kitchen making all of us dinner. His infamous dumplings. (See last year’s dumplings HERE) They were delicious, and I’ll admit, I had 2 servings.After almost everyone was calling it a night, my cousins Franklyn and Cesar weren’t. We hopped in the car (don’t drink and drive…hypocritically writing) and drove to nowhere for about 2 hours with the music blasting and a new bottle ready to crack open. Chris was in another world and started blurring out sober thoughts that he would never speak. (And until this day, still doesn’t know what he said, because I won’t tell him. hahhaha… Just know that with all the struggle this man put me through, I finally got some kind of feedback from the kid) Anyway, we walked into one of Christopher Columbus’s castles, or should I say, wobbled through, or should I say he did. Once I know someone is far off more drunk than I am, I sober really quick and go in to maternal mode. Ugh, women.

Yes, we made it home safe, now to get ready for a flight back home.

Which we found out was cancelled for no apparent reason, and rescheduled to a much later time.

Oh boy.

Crippled Nipples for the Win

A girls night is always needed. You  know the deal, catch up on each other’s life, the juicy gossip, show each other love and with us, bonding over beer. I haven’t seen Kat as often as I’m used to, and I missed her so much. She’s been bragging non stop about a fellow coworker by the name of Kery, while I’ve been spending some time with Ashley. I swear, we’re not cheating on each other! hahaha. We figured, let’s invite the girls, and all get to know each other. It’s hard making girl friends as it is, so we were relieved when we all got along so great.

It was, oh, nice to finally meet you! I’ve heard so much about you!

We also had Trivia as an ice breaker, not to mention all the sliders we ate and beers and shots we took.

Did I mention this was on a Monday?

There were two rounds of Trivia, the first round we won with a total score of 22 our of 30… not bad!

There were questions about Batman, we couldn’t possibly get wrong, who design the “Crack is Wack” wall, of course I knew that one, questions about presidents and their death, Ashley got that one, questions about sports and animals, Kat and Kery took over for that one.. it was all team work, and we all ended up winning Heineken T-shirts!

For the 2nd round, we left Kat all alone while on a cig break. Poor Kat, when we got back her paper was empty, and we were all stressed trying to catch up. Luckily for us we came up with a great team name “Crippled Nipples” hahahhaa and ended up losing 9/30 but won a free lunch thanks to our dope ass name.

Cheers to more girly game nights!

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Halloween 2014

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, I love you so much!

Cheers to my first Halloween party! Well technically, I told Chris it was his, since originally it was his plan to throw a party like he did last year, (See that post HERE)but after complications, we were all ready to make other plans, I really wasn’t in the mood to be outside and get killed, so at a last minutes notice, I was like fuck it, party at my place!

Chris was awesome and helped set everything up, made the place look all shabby and we had some fun shopping at the distributors for massive amounts of beers. Boy was my fridge looking pretty. But not for long… The beer pong table was set up and everyone was ready for some drinking games. Chris was under quarantine because of Ebola, Jb was an old fisherman, Ramon was Rick James Bitch! (Even though he was looking like a slutty Peggy Bundy haha) Nikki was a school girl version like in Gossip Girl, Frances was a kitty, Naomi was Clark Kent, Crystal was a Medical Marijuana Nurse, Jessica was a leopard, Tatiana and Cintia were french maids, Ash was a chicken head (hahaha) and we were all really really drunk!

I opted for a diy version of a 50’s housewife, all from my closet, and got to work.

The night was amazing, I suck at beer pong, not like it has ever stopped me from playing and drinking all the beer, I mean.. you lose, you drink all the beer! Dancing, did it.. I even got picked on because I ran out the room so fast after they played some spanish music, guess I’m pretty predictable when it comes to dancing some bachata.

I told myself the party will end about 2am, and omg, I am such a liar. Not only did I not like the clock not even once, the party ended around 5 am without about 6 friends crashing all over my place, which I thought was pretty funny.

I had work the next day and all I wanted to do was sleep. You guessed it, I had a hangover and had fun day of work, while everyone went off to get some ihop with out me…booooho 😥

love, m