The I’m Hungover And Have To Go To My In-Laws Post

Blue Hurricane slushies are good.

blue martini, martini, cocktail, martini glass

Did I mention Blue Hurricane slushies are really, really, really good?

My friend Cheryl, who has a really fun blog and is a really sweet lady, suggested we try this little meme and I’m taking her up on the challenge because Blue Hurricane slushies are really, really good and therefore anything original I try to write will be really, really bad. I’m supposed to link to 7 posts I’ve written that fall into specific categories:

  1. My most beautiful post: Without a doubt, To Jake, With Love. It still makes me cry when I read it. For all my sarcasm about my kids, I know they are amazing and they truly do make me a better person. Yeah, I know. Hard to believe, but this is me as a better person.
  2. My most popular post: In A Girl Can Dream, I wrote about my fantasy road trip. It involved a great vintage Mercury convertible and meeting bloggers all over the place. I wrote it quite a while ago, which is a good thing because, with all the great bloggers I’ve met since then, now my theoretical trip would take months and the post would have been about 2,000 words!
  3. My most controversial post: Ah, that would be I Kid You Not. I tackled the issue of not allowing children in public places, calling it discrimination. There was some great debate, and I even argued the point with God (and won).
  4. My most helpful post: I did take a step back from sarcasm once, right after I was laid off from my job, and wrote about how to write a résumé in my post (with the inspired title) Résumé Tips.
  5. My most surprisingly successful post:  I wrote a post called This Is Going To Be About Cheese But It’s Going To Be About Other Stuff Too Because I’ve Self-Diagnosed Myself With Adult ADD. Basically, I really needed to seek professional help and get medicated, but I opted to write a blog post instead. Rereading the first sentence, which is about 250 words long and contains little, if any, punctuation, still makes me dizzy. It got a ton of comments. I still don’t understand why.
  6. The post I didn’t think got the attention it deserved: You know, I went back and looked, and couldn’t find a post that qualified for this category. Some of my posts didn’t get a high number of comments, but that was because they really didn’t deserve them. In the end, since world domination has always been the ultimate goal here at WWFC, I’m going to say all of them. So tell your friends. NOW!!
  7. The post I am most proud of: Into The Great Wide Open. It was very different from my usual posts, I was a little weirded out about posting it, but I was thrilled when it was well received.

Now, there is the usual “pick a billion bloggers” to participate in this meme, but again, Blue Hurricane slushies are really, really, really good and I can barely remember my own name, let alone any of yours. If you’d like to participate, go for it and just give me the credit. And send me some aspirin, please.


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  • Ooh!  A meme!  Fun!  

    I think I’ll do this, too!

  • Actually, maybe I won’t.  I’m feeling lazy.  Still, I love this!  Thanks for pointing us to some good readin’!

  • Shieldmaiden1196

    I’m afraid of any drink served in something that, in the event of a water landing, can be used as a flotation device.

  • That was so much fun reading your past posts.  I didn’t get into blogging until Feb. of 2011 and therefore didn’t know that WWFC was out there in cyberspace.  So while I read all of your new stuff a few of those were new to me. 

    To Jake With Love was beautiful.   I thought it was the most endearing letter to a son that I have had to privilege of reading.  It prompted me to go to the phone and call my own son right after I read it. 

    A Girl Can Dream was fun. I like that Steve Miller Band song as well.  I would be eager to read the 2000 word story if you ever write it.  Just let me know when it is done.

    I Kid you Not…That was interesting because when I first heard of the ban, I went postal over the unfairness of it.  Still not on-board with the ban as I still think it should be a ban on bad behaviors not an age group but there were so many good points made, I had to step back and look at it from some other view points.

    Resume Tips..I used to be a district manager for an employment placement company and thought this post was dead-on accurate.

    This Is Going to Be About Cheese But It’s Also Going to Be About Other Stuff Too Because I’ve Self Diagnosed Myself With Adult ADD is perhaps the funniest blog I have ever read and if there was an Emmy Award Catagory for funny blogs you would definitely would win it  for this post and I would cheer like a madwoman and say “Way to Go, Nicky!  [breath]

    Into The Great Wide Open…I LOVE road trips.  Driving is one of my great joys. If I had the time and the money, I would get into the car and head your way.

  • Ah yes, I have read and LOVED every single one of these posts! Sending virtual Tylenol to get rid of your hangover! xoxoxo

  • Nicky, take some drugs.  Take a nap.  You’ll feel better in no time.  Drink a lot of water.  I loved every post you mention, but then I’ve loved every post you have ever written because you are sheer perfection and make charm just ooze off the page no matter what you do.  That’s all.

  • Yeah, yeah. You said the same thing to me.

  • Which is worst…the hangover or visiting your in-laws?

  • When?  I don’t remember that.  I’m not saying I never said it to you, but if I did I had been drinking.  Or maybe taking drugs.  Or maybe both.

  • Since I did that whole 30 photos in 30 days thing, I am terrified of memes. You, however, are gorgeous, and I love you and I adore your writing and Blue Hurricane slushies are the best!

  • Huh? Waddaya mean? I was certain you’d said that to me. I was sure, Linda. Although, it’s possible I, and not you, was drunk at the time…in Rigaud.

  • Well, this meme is an easy one since it doesn’t take a month to complete. Unless you drink a lot of Blue Hurricane slushies. Then it does take a little longer than it should.

  • My in-laws are wonderful people and I love them dearly. Dearly.

  • Thanks hon, for the advice and the compliments! I accept both with gratitude 🙂

  • Yeah, but she meant it when she said it to me 🙂

  • Rigaud? Um…were Blue Hurricane slushies involved Dufus?

  • Thank you, sweet thing! You have been a regular here forever, and we appreciate it.

  • Now it’s starting to come back to you.

  • Oh, that’s just cruel. I just don’t know what Ziva sees in you.

  • You would understand if you saw the photos she sent me… Those boots, I’m telling you… 

  • 🙂

  • Thank you, Cheryl. I am overwhelmed!! It’s such an honour just to be nominated 🙂

    Actually, I really do appreciate the shout-out. It was a great exercise to go back over my old posts and see which ones fit into each category.

  • Ha! I never thought of it that way before. I always thought martini glasses looked like Madonna’s bras.

  • Lazy is the perfect time for a meme. Better than hungover. Hungover is never a good time for a meme. Or anything else. Like brunch at the in-laws.

    You’re welcome. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂

  • Better the meme than the Blue Hurricane slushies.

  • I just paìd $22.85 for an ìPad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.78 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $625 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, Centb.côm

  • That’s awesome Stephen. And I’m totally going to click on a link that has ^ over the o in .com.

  • Suddenly, my head is starting to ache a lot worse…

  • I have read, and enjoyed all those posts and if I’d written it, I would be proud of ‘Into The Great Wide Open’ too!

  • Jepeto

    You are a great contributor to WWFC, Nicky. Everybody knows that without me this blog has no numbers. A little meme of my masterpiece should be posted 🙂

  • Jepeto

    What would be a surprising title for me is: i’m sober and going to my in-laws. brrrrrrr.

  • Please don’t. I beg you.

  • Thank you Babs! That’s so sweet of you to say. 🙂

  • Or just “I’m sober”…

  • Jepeto


  • Oh my ME!  You so did NOT win that arguement!  The most you can claim is that we agreed to disagree.  Informal pols seem to say the same thing: having kid-free zones/restaurants is not wrong.
    -don’t make me smite thee!

  • Huh. I so DID win that argument. Or at least, I got the last word. I did invite you to counter my final argument, and you never did. Therefore, I win. And never believe the pols – Al Gore & George W. will back me on that one!!

    Bring it on, God! I ain’t afraid of no smitin’ 🙂

  • Great posts and a fun challenge!

  • Thanks Linda, it’s a perfect morning-after-the-night-before meme! 🙂

  • I went back and read your post about self-diagnosing yourself with ADD…now I want cheese in a crepe. I’m not reading anymore of your posts tonight. I’m too hungry…and no, I’m not even dieting, I’m on holidays so the diet went out the window last Saturday.

  • But you’re not dieting!! Now we can talk about crepes and cheese and doughnuts and cookies and cheese and chocolate and bread and pasta and cheese and cake and pudding and pizza and french fries and cheese, cheese, cheese!!

    Ok, now I’ve just made myself hungry. 🙂

  • KZ

    Now this is a meme I can get behind.  It always makes for a fascinating read when a blogger reflects on her own body of work and hand-picks those posts that best represent her.  I enjoyed the ride through  your past entries.  I really should stop by here more often, because reading this post makes me realize how many posts I’ve missed in the past few months.

    Good luck on that world domination thing, by the way.  For what it’s worth, I’m rooting for you, Nicky.

  • It really was a great exercise, and I was surprised at how quickly I knew which post I was going to put in each category. I know we all try to pretend like we love them all equally, but in truth, we always prefer one post over another 🙂

    Rooting is fine, but financing would be better!


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