How I Spent My Birthday

I'm older, I'm older, but I'm still feelin' fine! Well, starting to, I am still kind of recovering from my weekend of debauchery. Hmm, "debauchery" might be too strong a strong word, but I certainly imbibed more than usual. I used to be such a "good drinker" (is there really such a thing and should I have been proud of my ability to suck back a 2-4 of Keith's?). I guess age and a lack of recent experience has decreased my abilities to put away large quantities of alcohol. Four women, seven bottles of wine (another smart friend stuck to a couple of mojitos then went home), I think all of us were feeling the pain on Sunday morning! We had a lovely time at Marakame, I really like this little oasis in the city, I recommend it for a "chill" night out in Cancun. No shot girls, no wet t-shirts, even with all the wine we socked away, we still felt "classy". Though I suspect that we didn't look elegant as we stumbled down the spiral staircase after closing the joint.

Sunday morning rolled around and I was BIEN CRUDA (really hungover). Max and Hubby had ventured over to Isla Mujeres the day before and I was off to meet them to celebrate. I was suffering badly, but wanted to be with my boys so I got myself down to the ferry docks in Puerto Juarez somehow (it's kind of blurry) and found myself on the 11:00 boat desperately hoping I wouldn't need the barf bag. I made it across without incident, hopped in a taxi to Playa Norte and found my family frolicking in the sea. Luckily, Hubby had drank his fair share of rum the day before, so we were both in the same situation and he didn't punish me for my "sins". I spent most of the day on my pareo under a palm tree or floating in the refreshing water. The sea is a great cure for the cruda and I started to feel almost human by the time we caught the ferry home in the afternoon. I had great intentions of taking lots of pictures of the beach, but I wasn't really on my game. Here's what I was looking at most of the day.......



Wayne, please note that I am not on the bed, but beside the bed, I know how those things gross you out and I didn't want you to catch me enjoying comfort or anything if you happened to find us. ;-)

We got home safely that evening, Hubby kindly went for some Super Carne take out and brought me home a big bag of all my favourite candies (Skwinkles for those of you who care to know the details). I slowly ate my arrachera, nibbled on my treats and promptly fell asleep in front of the TV (after Amazing Race of course).

Overall, a lovely birthday! Thanks to my lady friends for our great conversations, wish I could remember everything we talked about (do I need to apologize for anything?) and gracias to Hubby and Max for taking such good care of me. I guess I am getting too old to party like a rock star! Nahhhhh, Keith Richards proves that just ain't true.....




Comments

K.W. Michigan said…
We all deserve a hangover on our birthday! Don't know how you survived the ferry tho!
You are one crazy chica!
Happpy Birthday! Congrats on the blog...See I told you, you're going somewhere.
Amanda Lynn said…
Sounds like you had a fun birthday. Hangovers suck - I got trashed on Sunday and spent Monday recovering. Though recovering on the beach sounds better than at home. I've never been a "good drinker," I'm a total light-weight. So I'm a cheap date. :)
Heather said…
Good for you going out, if there is a day to party its your birthday! So glad you got girlies to go out with. Congrats again!
-h
Jonna said…
Happy Birthday Chica! Friends, booze, cruda, playa - three out of four is a pretty good score.
Holly said…
sounds like an EXCELLENT way to spend your birthday. And, OMG... are you referring to Alexander Keith's? LOL!

Maybe this September I can find myself looking up at a similar beach-side bed... Ahhhh...
Cancun Mexico said…
Very entertaining story. And full of fun moments.
Cancun is definitely for live.
Congratulations!
On Mexican Time said…
Awww... Feliz cumpli chica!! The only thing that makes me feel better is a chelada the next day...by a chelada I mean 4 or 5! LOL!!!
Scott said…
Feliz cumpleanos and congratulations on winning the Bloggie. You may or may not have deserved the hangover, but you certainly deserved the award. You're a talented writer and run a great blog.
Gaelyn said…
Happy (belated) Birthday! I can't handle my liquor like I used to either. Oh well, life is still good.

Also, congrats on the blog award, that's how I found you and I think you deserve this award.
CancunCanuck said…
Thanks so much all, it was a lovely way to spend the weekend. I'd like to do it again in fact. By next year I will be fully recovered. :P
Kelly said…
Hurray! Glad you had a great birthday!

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