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February 15, 2013

February 2008

I had the most fun at this Cinequest Opening Night party than I’ve had at any previous ones, but it could be because my son has had his driver’s license for a year now so I was able to have a few drinks. It definitely was less crowded than previous years, possibly there were less people or maybe the good weather just allowed a lot of us to mingle outside.

As soon as we walked through the doors we were presented with table after table with drinks set out just asking to be drank. I had to oblige, they were too pretty! I passed the table of pink vodka and went straight to the table of a dark colored liquid with cherries in them. I figured, Must be some kind of cherry drink! *BZZZZ* Wrong! From what we could tell, it was straight whiskey. Not really my thing, but… it was free and there were cherries waiting for me at the bottom! So, drink number one: check!

My daughter hung out at the chocolate fountain, and my son and his friend wandered around waiting for real food to appear. I’m not entirely sure if they found any – I know John had some toast with mushrooms on it, and we were all served many chicken shishkebobs, and I did manage to find a table with sandwich fixings but the bread was gone…

But I do know I decided to try one of the pink vodka drinks when the whiskey was gone. Now that drink I can get behind. I wish I knew exactly what drinks these were so I could give them a shout-out, but I have no idea. I just know that pink vodka = good. Drink number two: Check!

So the two boys and my daughter and I all hung out on the patio, chatting with various filmmakers and Nathan Louie, and the well-known Jason Wiener. And eventually my pink drink was gone and I wanted another. Drink number three: Check! And mom gives up the car keys.

So of course the party seemed awfully fun, to ME, but the kids were also having fun and so were the boys, and so were a lot of people I talked to that night. It was really nice not being packed in like sardines like in previous years, the music was nice, and it was just a pretty fun night.

Finally we all walked back to the parking garage and John drove us home. It was a good night – until I woke up this morning with a raging hangover. Heh.

The only drinks drunk tonight will be Starbucks and Diet Coke.

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