Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fear and Loathing in 2010

On New Year's Eve, I was in a bad mood. My friend and I decided to go to the local casino. The place was packed! We had to park in a gravel area next to the place. The line at the bar was excruciatingly long so, thinking this would probably be my only drink of the night, I ordered a Long Island iced tea. We then met up with my boyfriend and his dad at a poker table. Interrupting me, and taking great interest in our conversation, is a middle aged woman in a gold party hat. She demands to know if my boyfriend's father is my father and starts raving about how beautiful I am. She tells me that I could be a model. Whatever. She is drunk, right? No, according to my boyfriend she isn't drunk, but she is a bad poker player. After I leave the table, the woman continues talking about me to the young man next to her. He agrees with her and tells her that I am hot. The woman says that she is not a lesbian, but she thinks I am smokin'.

Somehow, a couple seats open up at the bar and we sit down and I order a lemon drop martini. I really wanted something lemon flavored. We walked around and talked with some people we knew, and soon enough I was pretty drunk. There was a nightmare line for the bathroom and an employee would personally direct you to a stall.

People watching becomes horrific and I feel like I am living out a scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I think that this is only partly due to the alcohol, and mostly a result of all the Redding freaks that are out for the night. As we are leaving, we push through the crowd and I see a finger point at me as someone shouts, "I know you!" I look up to see the woman in the party hat and I quickly escape.


Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Beautifully written.

Sarah-Buh-Garah said...

I love it! I totally see the (resemblence?) to that movie. I can so picture Johnny Depp doing that!

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