Friday, December 09, 2005

No Work For Me Today! And My Dilemma...

So we got about 6 inches of snow last night and this morning, and Princess' day care was closed. I called work and they were having a delayed opening - but what can I do? I had to call out. This is the drama of being a working mom, I suppose. So, I called my boss and told her I wouldn't be in today. During my interview she told me she was super-flexible and understood what it was like to have young children while working. She seemed cool about it when we spoke this morning, but I suppose we will find out on Monday just how flexible she really is.
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So here is my dilemma. Our annual Christmas bash is next Saturday night. There is this one couple that comes to my parties all the time. The husband is a huge alcoholic, and not the fun kind either. Whatever, his alcoholism is not my problem. What *is* my problem is that they come emptyhanded and then he goes to my bar and drinks bottles and bottles of the expensive stuff. At my last party, which I guess was Mardi Gras, this guy drank a whole $50 bottle of Grey Goose vodka and then started on a $40 bottle of Cabo Wabo tequila. So how do I keep this guy away from the good stuff this year? I hate to put everything away, because I don't mind people having a drink or two (Patsy can have as much as she wants). But this guy is trashed when he arrives at my house and then its like he targets my pricey stuff the second he gets there. Is it rude to put signs on the stuff I don't want him ingesting that say "Do Not Drink This Under Penalty Of Death"?
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The most exciting part of next week's party is going to be the Howlers (in our Jersey-ease, we pronounce it Howlah, btw). It is a delicious little recipe we picked up in Key West - vodka, pink lemonade, ice and Everclear in a blender. Delish. The last time I had a "real" bartender at my party he refused to use Everclear in the Voodoo Daquiris we wanted him to make because he thought we would all go blind. Little did he know we drank those things by the gallon down in our beloved N'Awlins. This time there will be no pesky bartender prohibiting drinks. Yippee!

24 comments:

Guppyman said...

Buy him a 12-pack of Busch Beer and tell him if he touches anything more expensive than that you will break the bottle over his head.

J said...

Hide the good stuff and tell those you want to have access to it where it is, but super secret, shhhhh.

Master Foley said...

hey what about me? but I dont necessarily need the Goose to set me loose. I gotta try these Howlers too.


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Tuesday Girl said...

My invite MUST have gotten lost.

I would hide the good shit.

Peanutt said...

It really sucks to say that you should have to hide anything! The man should have a little more class and bring his own booze for his damned addiction! Either that or his significant other should bring it for him. Just have the biggest, meanest male standing behind the bar so when he comes up they can just cross their arms and say "no". Either that or call them and tell them you are not having a party this year due to the Avian flu or something....(which will ensure that you will not be thought of for nexts year party either)
I'm sure it will all work out....either that or there goes all your most expensive alcohol to the worlds most alcoholic asshole. Have a great weekend!!!
P.S. Howlahs sound delish.

Peanutt said...

Ok that was suppose to say next year! LOL. Now I sound like an alcoholic! LOL.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

you really can't stop that kind of behavior, so if you don't want to hide the good stuff from everyone, then you just have to be prepared for him to drink it. even if you said something to him, he's still drink it anyway.

Toryssa said...

If he's not fun, don't invite him.

Voila!

Snow days are a perk of having a kid in school, enjoy!!

Patsy Darling said...

As I told your earlier today hide the good stuff from that retarted old drunk and bring it out after they leave. Oh I can't wait for the Howlas. Yummy. I don't care if I go blind drinking those things. YaYa Good times.

Debby said...

I'm sorry, I'm back at the part where you got 6" of snow and they closed something. Sure do with they would do that here. LMAO

Cat said...

Yeah I agree, hide the good stuff in kitchen , and put the cheap stuff right where he is used to the stuff being.
That Howlas sounds awesome, why didn't I hear about those in N'awlins? hmmm

Have a Great party!

piksea said...

Everclear? Wow! I haven't thought about that stuff since college. It was usually in the punch that someone served out of a garbage can (that they swore was clean - yeah, right) at a fraternity house. We also made shots by soaking pieces of fruit in it and then eating them. I remember we were always saying that we would go blind from the stuff. Hmm, rethinking the college years nostalgia about now.

Have the super secret stash of the good booze. Whoever you give the password to will feel like they are in the in-crowd and will enjoy keeping the nasty drunk away from the top shelf.

Mary said...

There are un-fun alcoholics?!

Good luck with the party, True.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have a great party, Jersey!

Arethusa said...

I'm with Debbie--I got a good cackle out of that "6 inches of snow so school was closed". Sweeet!

I don't think I'm able to give you any better advice than what's already been provided so I hope you have a swell bash.

trine said...

Nothing like a secret mini party in the kitchen (bedroom/toilet) for the ones you care enough about to share the valuable drops with. i hate selfish people who bring nothing to parties an d then drink all your stuff. i wouldn't invite them. but then I'm rude! ;-)

Mad_Bomber said...

Like a few others said, hide the good stuff or better yet dont let his ass in unless he brings his own drink. Sounds like it will be a great party. How far away is Jersey from Tennessee. It would be one hell of a good road trip. Have fun!!!!!

Kathleen said...

I agree with everyone else. Hide the good stuff and leave the Five O'Clock exactly where he usually finds the Grey Goose.

Christine said...

Hi, I'm MommaK today!

I'm with Guppyman - buy something really cheap, and hand it to him with instructions that THAT is all he gets.

Enjoy your party, and the snow!

dena said...

Hi, I'm MommaK today, and it appears "she's" already been here.

I'd fill an empty botto of Gray Goose with some Aristocrat, and hand it to him. Tell him you knew how much he loved it last time, and you just wanted to make sure he had his favorite Vodka all to himself. Then sit back and call him an ass - under your breath, of course.

Bridget Unnel said...

Sounds like you got some great advice. Hope the alcoholic brings a designated driver with him. You don't want that liability if he gets behind the wheel and then gets in an accident.

Paul said...

I say you attach one of those ankle security things to his leg and set it up so that if he goes anywhere near the good stuff it causes an electrical shock to course through his body.

That would probably stop him.

Sleeping Mommy said...

If you don't want the guy to drink the stuff then either don't invite him or hide it or make it a BYO party. Unfortunately some people have to have it made VERY clear to them that they are moochers.

Everclear.... I haven't had everclear in ages. We used to put it in trash can punch. YUM!

aka_monty said...

Just designate someone to act as "bartender" and serve him watered drinks all night. :)

Maybe they won't stay long that way, then you can get down to some serious partying.