On Bloat

Well, this Thanksgiving holiday found me overindulging in family, friends, and lots of raucous laughter. The BFF visited, and much catching up was done, wonderful trinkets were distributed, overeating ensued, and possession of spirits and wine found us “touched” as we fell out laughing, insulted one another in jest, discovered cool new haunts in our travels, made stupid faces in our inebriation, made lots of noise as we caught up with one another and exchanged gossip, and capped it off with a lovely jazz brunch, complete with mimosas, espresso, and tea.

The train wreck known as Michael Richards (aka KKKramer) slowly dissipated from my mind, as I enjoyed the company of my very best friend. The debauchery was relatively decorous and manageable, and we were able to carry on coherent conversations during our possession.

I awoke this morning sans pajamas, tangled up in a sheet, stiff, with burning eyes (because I was too lazy to wash off my mascara), and with a dry mouth; sour from the remnants of the prior night’s wine consumption and the Djarum clove ciggie I smoked. Upon my return to work- (I was tempted to call in “sick,” so as to catch up on some sleep)- Lunch was very light fare : A Lean Pocket and a small side salad, followed by a dessert of sliced kiwi and more black coffee. The recovery process from this weekend was gradual, and I must say, considering that I’m a very voluptuous woman or “thick” as they say, bloat does not wear well on me, at’all. Since I’m not a follower of the Hollywood Diet Plan: ciggies, cocaine, Jamba Juice and/or Starbucks, I decided not to skip any meals, opting to have a banana and a large bowl of black coffee for Breakfast to start my day.

It’s amazing how invigorating laughter and good company are. I look forward to New Year’s Eve.


  1. Anonymous6:49 AM

    I had a great time, too! It was so much fun finding new places to visit and hanging out with family and friends! I'm looking forward to the joys of New Year's. It's so exciting because I finally have my very own digital camera so I can document the whole hot mess, too! hahahahahaha

    - Cyet

  2. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time with your BFF... My roommate was (is) visiting family and friends in California so I was prepped for spending turkey day all alone with me and my laptop (and maybe a few toys if the mood suited me).

    Instead, I drove up 3 hours and visited with my aunt, after she called me to see what I was doing. Spent a lovely time, we had turkey, lettuce salad, potato salad, rice and peas with pork, vanilla flan and carrot cake. I made a pumpkin flan too, and she loved it (she even stole my recipe sheet). I brought her some red and white wine (Peppoli, Haras de Pirque and Campofiorin, spoils from my previous stint at a liquor company), but we didn't have any. I also brought her some vanilla rum, which I suspect will not last til Christmas.

    The weekend was spent shopping (we went to Walmart almost daily). A bit of drama on Saturday, when my aunt's dog Lucy Liu escaped and her daughter had to run after her for half an hour (serves her well for letting her escape at 7 in the morning), at which return she threw the poor pooch against the couch while screaming obscenities through tears, and later on attempted to strangle her after shoving me to the side to grab her. But what is Thanksgiving without family drama?

    Fortunately it wasn't anything regrettable, and everything ended well (sort of). But it was good to get away from the Miami scene and spend a weekend with family (the closest I have here). Considering my dwindling savings account, I may have to forgo my annual Christmas trip to Puerto Rico and spend it with her again. Oh well... where's a winning lotto ticket when you need it. Or a not too old sugar daddy.

  3. Cat: I had a great time! I can't wait to return to the Emperor's Lounge. The place is class personified! And it so fits us to a tee!

    Prico: Holymackeral. hahahahaha
    Man, what an interesting Thanksgiving holiday you had. hahahaha. Man am I laughing hard.
    Um, that pumpkin flan sounds delicioso! I had a pumpkin creme brulee, at a restaurant, and it was soooo delicious, so I can only imagine what the flan tastes.
    I love "Fall" desserts!

  4. pricolatino : FLAN! FLAN! FLAN! (betcha can't guess where that is from)

    again a dope story.