15 March 2012

What's My Age Again?

So I have a confession.

When having lunch with one of my favorite NC peeps, her brother, and the hilariously awesome Maria, the topic of age came up.  I almost always start it because I love teasing the youngest person at the table.  There's something about calling a grown adult a baby and asking them if they still sleep with their blankee that makes me giggle.  I have issues.  For the record, I can't sleep without my face-blanket.  That's about the best way to explain it... the blanket goes over my face and I fall asleep like a purring kitten.  You can imagine what my husband thinks of this =)

Anywho!  The age game, as it always does, presented itself and we went around the table guessing and volunteering information.  As I was teasing my friend's brother for being 21 and the obvious "baby" of the group I realized something.  I couldn't remember my age!  Seriously!  It had been so long since someone asked me that I honestly wasn't sure.  I asked everyone to guess hoping the correct number would correct my temporary memory glitch but... no such luck.  At least they guessed young.  So despite my impending senility, I still felt like I somewhat had it together.

Nearly an hour later I pulled my friend aside to double-check my suspicion.  "I was born in March of 84... Does that mean what I think it does!?"  I'll let you do the math.  Let's just say I thought I was younger.

Tomorow is my birthday... and to prepare, let's have a drink!  I've posted smoothies, green monsters, and even a few coffee concoctions, this will be my blog's first cocktail =)

The first drink is my friend Kim's genius concoction and, though its almost entirely booze, it tastes light and fruity, like a lemonade-y beergarita.  The other is a drink that will forever remind me of crazy Pensacola summers with my favorite pilots.  Also... it acts as a reminder that a cocktail is always, I repeat, always a better idea than our alternative: taping a Four Loko to each hand and hoping for the best.


Pink Panty Dropper Cocktail with vodka, corona, and frozen pink lemonade
Pink Panty Dropper
 1/2 a Coronoa Light
1.5 ounces of vodka
a spoonful or two of frozen pink lemonade

stir well and serve over ice 



caribou lou cocktail bacardi 151 malibu coconut rum pineapple juice
Caribou Lou 
1 part Malibu Coconut Rum
1.5 parts Bacardi 151 
5 Parts pineapple juice

drink responsibly.
 and maybe take a B-complex vitamin with this one, you'll thank me in the morning =)


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68 comments:

  1. In college they used to make that "pink panty dropper" in a huge bucket and call it skippies. It did you dirty !

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  2. Happy early Birthday!!  Hope it's a great one!  You're about to turn my age!  I have no problem with the fact that I'm 28.  30, however, might be a bit of a shock haha!

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  3. Ohmygosh a BUCKET FULL!? That's almost as crazy as our Edward Four Loko Hands!

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  4. It's a nice even number but.... oh gosh girl -- I thought I was turning 27! Myyyyy bad!

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  5. Happy early bday! Yesterday was exactly one month until my 30th and I think I'll be at least pretending like I forgot my real age next time that topic comes up. No matter how I look at it, I can't get over this milestone. 30! 3-0...how did that happen?!

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  6. how exciting! Happy Early Birthday

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  7. I hear 30 is the new 20 =) haha I'll be joining you super soon! It'll give us more street cred ;)

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  8. I don't know if I can handle the first drink.  I call vodka "The Silent Killer."  It's the first thing I ever got drunk on so long ago!!
    Happy early birthday!!  :)

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  9. Happy Early Birthday!! Enjoy your day tomorrow, btw those drinks look yumm.  Btw 28 is pretty awesome.  I'm 29...feeling kinda old lol  Party like a Rock Star and be safe! XX

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  10. I do the same thing! And we are the same age, my birthday is later this month. The other day a very nice looking man asked how old I was and without hesitation I said 26. I mean, really?? I'm almost 28 ... WHERE did I get 26?? haha!

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  11. LOL that's a good name for it ;) Thanks Maureen!!! Happy early weekend!! eee!

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  12. Hahaha noooo don't feel old! We're still in our twenties!!!! <3 Thanks for the birthday wishes =)

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  13. bahahahaha! Well you look young so I'd just go with it =) Happy early birthday Liz!!!

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  14. Haha I did the math twice to be sure ... I'm pretty sure it's 28. ;)

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  15. TheMrsatSuccessAlongtheWeighThursday, March 15, 2012

    Thank God I'm not the only person that does that!  I've skipped like 2 year periods of time because I felt older when I was heavier and then it was like "Oh yeah, I haven't hit that yet!"  Or I wouldn't really acknowledge odd numbered years because they seem off to me.  Now I'M sounding off!  Happy early Birthday!!

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  16. Ha ha I have been guilty of forgetting my age as well!  I think past a certain point -the fun "yay Im 18 and can vote/buy cigs and lotto tickets" or "yay Im 21 and can drink!"-there are no more fun ages.  From here on its getting older, where we value things we hated when we were younger- like naps!  Happy early birthday!  PS- Ive been reading your blog for months, and while I can take photos at my current job (no phones allowed in govt building!) I hope to do a WIAW post (weekend style) soon!

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  17. Forgetting your age sucks. Sometimes it happens to me, too! Dang! Happy Birthday tomorrow!

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  18. LOL I knew that! shhhh! =) I just was just blissfully confused last month. Cats outta the bag now!

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  19. Happy Birthday Jenn!! And no kidding, I too have forgotten my age...and as I've gotten older, I aged myself...added a year or two, then remembered with great relief of what I had done.

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  20. lol that has to be the happiest of surprises to realize you get to drop the # everyso often! =) its like you have birthdays AND reverse-birthdays!

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  21. Happy early Birthday! I love what's in the pink panty dropper (almost as much as I love the name hehe) - I am book marking this for our first summer shindig!

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  22. I bet you had almost as much fun coming up with those drink names as cretaing the names themselves! So cute and sounds like fruity fun! Happy early birthday. :)

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  23. Lindsay @ The Lean Green BeanThursday, March 15, 2012

    hurray for birthdays!!!!!!!!!! hope yours is great :)

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  24. I forgot my age the other week! My birthday is this Saturday I told my friend I was "kind of turning a milestone" because I would be 25. She looked at me like I was crazy because I'm turning 26. Ay yi yi! Hooray for birthday week!! I just might have to try your drinks with some B-complex vitamin!  

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  25. happy early birthday. even though I already "sent you a card" on fb - UGH.

    I PUT THE BLANKET OVER MY FACE TOO!!  okay, I'll stop yelling, I was excited.

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  26. I love that you forgot your age.  I don't remember what my real age is readily, but if you ask me how old I am, I am able to give you my fake age without much hesitation.  I decided upon turning 25, that 25 was enough, and I would not get older.  The next year I was 25 again, and I've been decreasing each year since.  My hubby just tels me that I can't drop to below 18, as that's illegal in most states ;)
    Love the Panty Dropper drink - I've had a similar concoction before, but I think I might have to try this one for my upcoming girls weekend.  Thanks for sharing!

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  27. OoOh I want to turn 25 again this year!!!!! Just not 18... it was not a good year for me ;) But i'll take 24-25 again and again ;) Hope you have a fab weekend Diane!!

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  28. ahhhhh I have to check it!!!! Thank you love! We need our catch up sesh when you have a lazy day [I hope you still get those! miss you like crazy!] Glad we're not only bloggy partners in crime but also face blanket partners too =) haha! Love you!!!

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  29. You were born on St. Pattys!?!??! ahhhh that is awesome! Happy early birthday Siobhan! I'll be thinking of ya this weekend and have a drink [haha or two!] in your honor =) xoxo

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  30. haha I was!! Born on St. Patrick's Day in Ireland. And I'm only 4'9". I'm pretty much a real life leprechaun! 

    I will be sure to have some drinks for you too! ;) xoxo! 

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  31. Hahaha that always happens to me, especially in the months (yes, plural) surrounding my birthday.  Oh well!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! 

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  32. haha glad i'm not alone! Thanks Meredith!!!

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  33. Happy Birthday!!!  Those are two of the roughest drinks that I remember from college.  Hardcore! :)

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  34. bahahaha hardcore eh? I'll take it! Thanks so much Lindsay! Hope you have a great weekend and happy st paddys day!

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  35. This is my birthday month too! I was born in '89 and I feel ridiculously old. It's to the point where I talk to an actual child about my favorite kiddy cartoons and they have absolutely no clue what I'm talking about.

    In fact I was listening to a Brand New song this morning and my husband was all 'Can you believe that song came out 10 years ago?' I was like wait? What?!

    Wah. :(

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  36. Happy Birthdayyyy! And oh yum!

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  37. Lacy @ NYCityEatsThursday, March 15, 2012

    Well Happy Birthday! I was born in March 84 also :) it's not so bad! We're not that old! lol. Your pink panty dropper drink I used to have in college at some house and frat parties - we called it Skippy. I'm not sure why, all I know is that a night drinking that always always meant that my head would feel like it was hammered to my pillow at 8am when I had class. :) So delicious while you're enjoying it though, well worth the headache! Enjoy your bday!!

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  38. Omg I totally forget my age!!  I joke with the BF that I am 22 and at each bday I say it's the __ anniversary of my 22nd bday. 

    A month ago I told someone I was 22 and thought about the fact that I accidentally lied later on that day.

    ...I am almost 25 haha!

    Happy early Bday girlie!!  Hope you have fun!! :-)

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  39. Happy boozy birthday! I'm pretty sure these drinks would knock my on my you-know-what...and I'd love it the whole time. Eeeep!

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  40. Happy almost birthday!!!!  And I'll confess too.... I have a blankie that I sleep with wrapped around my head.  It's so cozzzzzzyyyyy.

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  41. Happy Birthday!!!!! Well, happy EARLY birthday.  Those 2 drinks sound magical and I am trying to figure out how a pink beer drink would fit my menu for St. Patrick's Day?  It doesn't, but I'm making it anyway, it sounds too good!

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  42. lime green and hot pink were made for each other so.... maybe green eats and pink booze will work too! =) Thanks Julia!!! <3

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  43. Ha, I do this all of the time!  Last year I continually told everyone I was a year older than I was and this year I'm a year younger than I am.  Don't even ask me what my phone number is!

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  44. haha I've accidentally given friends the wrong phone number for years! My 13 year old self is scowling right now. Remember when we used to have anyone and everyone's numbers memorized?

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  45. for real... and facebook remembers birthdays for us... it really is all downhill from here eh? I should start doing crossword puzzles like my gram always did ;)

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  46. I do the same thing with my age.  Scary how time flies...

    Happy almost b-day!!!  xoxo

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  47. Wow, you're almost exactly 1 year older than me! I slept with a blanket until I married my hubs, now the blanket lives in the closet (but I will never get rid of it...). Both of those drinks look amazing! I will have to bookmark them for a few months out. =) Happy Birthday dear girl!

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  48. Thanks Mikalah!!!! Are we really only 1 year apart? When's your bday? Did I miss it?

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  49. OMG I can totally relate to forgetting my age...in fact someone had to say to me "I thought you were 25..." and I had to say "oh yea, I am!" Talk about embarrassing. PS I sleep with a bear still....#problems??

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  50. Not too long along I told someone how old I was and my husband promptly told me that I was older than that. I forgot too.  Not something I spend too much time thinking about. 

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  51. I'm not sure I'm ready for the Pink Panty Dropper. I feel like that just won't mix well!

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  52. haha I was surprised I liked it!!! My friend mentioned her girlfriends drink it with sprite instead of corona b/c they like sweet drinks. I like em boozy =) Let's blame FSU for that! haha

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  53. why a b-complex?

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  54. One of the first things you lose when drinking alcohol is your water soluble vitamins [like b-vitamins!] so I got in the habit of taking a b-complex or a whole foods multi-vitamin before going out for the night back in college =) It's not a cure-all but I still like to joke about it <3

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  55. haha now that I'm thinking about it -- our goal was always to take another after the bar with a jumbo glass of water. I think I only remembered 50% of the time ;)

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  56. ummmmmm, this happened to me too. and bahahha you're a baby! :P.

    Also I must try this pink panty dropper situation...all those ingredients sound super good together i have no idea why i haven't had it.

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  57. Thanks Lacy!!!!! Hope you had/have a great one as well!!! When in March is yours?! =)

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  58. Omg, for reals, if you've been drinking like waaaaaaaay too much and you take a multivitamin and an aleeve before bed, you will NEVER have a hangover...something I learned in my wilder days. Not that I would be planning on using the method tonight or anything...;)

    Man, I need some pineapple juice!

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