Party Girl!

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My college was a bit of a "party school," and both the Hus and I used to love to go to the bars and clubs with our friends every single weekend (which for us was Wednesday through Saturday…. seriously).


Now, it’s fun to go and "relive" the good old days!  Except now I try to be a little more responsible with my alcohol consumption.  The trouble is that my inhibitions decrease with every drink, so its kind of like attempting to stop a runaway train from careening down a hill!  πŸ™‚


Last night, I consciously chose to alternate alcoholic drinks with plain old ginger ale.  I refused a round or two or shots (but I got roped into 1).  And I kept remaining myself I had to do an 11 miler in the morning.   As a result, I had a great time, stayed out until 2:00 AM, and woke up at noon ready to RUN!


Here are some photographic highlights of our evening out…. Me and the Husband.


Our friends being silly….


The brother-in-law purchased us a round of shots (thanks!). 


A 2:00 AM pizza run…


For the record, I drank 4 drinks over 5 hours and ate several pieces of free chocolate at the bar and two garlic knots (but miraculously, no pizza!).


Then…. WE SLEPT UNTIL 11:30!  Now I really feel like a college student again! 


I woke up and made a very easy breakfast.


I reheated a WW waffle I had made and frozen earlier in the week and topped it with almonds and syrup.


And a bowl of fruit….


Plus a coffee! πŸ™‚


OK – I’m going to pull my life together and go on my long run NOW!


Are you/were you more of a homebody or a party girl?  I was a total party girl…. and I’m totally a homebody now!



  • balanceisbest February 15, 2009, 10:30 am

    Sounds like so much fun! I was definitely a party girl, and now it’s hard for me to drink and not feel like I’m going to die the next day! πŸ™‚ Glad you’re feeling good and going for a run. That’s awesome!

    have a great day!

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  • Lindsay February 15, 2009, 10:34 am

    Totally was a party girl. But not during my college years. I was too busy then! Two years after I graduated and became single again, then I started to party it up. It was Tuesday, sometimes Wednesday, Thursday-Saturday. Crazy Awesome Fun. I look back now and wonder how I did it! I now go to bed by 11p and seriously, can’t stay up past 1a no matter how hard I try! Most times I’d rather just stay in and watch a movie on TV. I’m definitely getting old.

    Hope you had a great run!

  • Kimberly February 15, 2009, 10:37 am

    What a fun night! I went to college in NYC, so I definitely partook of the excellent nightlife a couple of times a week πŸ™‚ I’m still a night owl, but these days, much prefer coffeehouses and late-night movies to bars and clubs!

  • Laura February 15, 2009, 10:42 am

    Looks like you had a good time!

    I’ve become more of a homebody now too. I don’t have it in me to party until the early hours of the morning anymore. I can do it sometimes, but not like I could in college! πŸ˜‰

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 15, 2009, 10:49 am

    Have a great run!!!

    My wilder days are definitely behind me. I am now done after one drink!

  • imadedinner February 15, 2009, 10:52 am

    Sounds like a BLAST!! I haven’t had a night out like that in a LONG time!

  • Sarah W. February 15, 2009, 10:55 am

    During college, I worked hard and partyed hard! I worked like a madman during the week to get all my stuff done so I could relax on the weekends.

    I also drank Wed nights (Wet Wednesdays), Thurs nights (Thirsty Thursdays), Fri nights clubbing in DC, Saturday nights on campus

    4 nights a week -eeeeeeek.

    I also had 8am class on Fridays for all 4 years of college (my luck sucked!)

    Now I am a total homebody. I’d rather drink at home and party with my friends instead of spending money to drive into Dc, pay for parking, pay for a cover, pay for drinks, etc.

    hope your run went well!

    I hit a PR yesterday and did my first 10 miles ever! I had 3 walking breaks, but I did it!!!

  • Brandi February 15, 2009, 10:56 am

    hope you have a good run!

    i’m a total homebody πŸ™‚

  • Amy February 15, 2009, 11:07 am

    I’m much in the same boat as you are in terms of being a party girl…. I often wonder how I pulled off a degree!! We partied everynight from Wed-Sat!

    Now though, TOTAL homebody. I loooove quiet nights at home.

  • Matt February 15, 2009, 11:29 am

    Sounds like a fun time! Just think of it as carb loading for your long run!

  • Meg February 15, 2009, 11:33 am

    Looks like fun!

    I have personally always been a homebody girl!

  • Summer Slim February 15, 2009, 11:37 am

    hey! what is it about a night of drinking and pizza??! they always seem to go perfect together. good job not indulging! i always feel better about a night out if i don’t end up eating lots of crap at the end of it!

  • VeggieGirl February 15, 2009, 11:40 am


    I’m a homebody πŸ™‚

  • teacherwoman February 15, 2009, 11:48 am

    Looks like fun!

    I was probably more of a partier when I was in college…. especially the year I was in grad school… because I was single for the first time in 5 years. LOL.

    But, now that I am into my career and working out on a regular basis, I don’t drink or “party” as much as I used to. I enjoy having a few people over for dinner and drinks, like last night. Which resulted in 2 drinks the whole night!

  • mehorsecrazy123 February 15, 2009, 11:49 am

    I’m one of the most laid back college students I know! lol. When I play volleyball on Saturday or Sunday mornings the adults are always hungover. I pretty much chose to just watch movies with friends and keep the drinking to the minimum. πŸ™‚

  • Kailey (SnackFace) February 15, 2009, 11:59 am

    haha I LOVE this post- it really hits home! When I’m at school, I’m a party girl when I can be, but when I’m at home with my parents, I’m a complete homebody. This week I went out Thursday and Friday, and it felt like a lot! It was all a blast though.

    Glad to see you had a great night!

  • ksgoodeats February 15, 2009, 12:04 pm

    Holy cow! That’s a big pizza!!

    I used to be a party girl (big time!!) but now I’m much more of a homebody πŸ™‚

  • jenngirl February 15, 2009, 12:05 pm

    Fun times!!

    I’m definitely a mix of the two–I will go all out and crazy one night, then stay in on the next…consecutive partying is not for me (anymore!) πŸ™‚

    Have a great run!

  • Anne P February 15, 2009, 12:16 pm

    ha i’m the same way… totally was a big party girl in college, and when i first graduated, but as the years go by, becoming more and more into just chilling at home with some wine and close friends!

  • One Healthy Apple February 15, 2009, 12:52 pm

    That looks like a really fun night. I was a total party girl- a good party girl who kept up a GPA, but definitely burned the candle at both ends. Now I find myself staying home more often with the FH, but I have a lot of fun memories to look back on!

  • Mica February 15, 2009, 12:52 pm

    I’m the biggest homebody ever. It’s so sad.

    Good job being good last night. I hope all that self-restraint pays off and you have a great 11-miler! Woo!

  • Erin February 15, 2009, 12:53 pm

    Sounds fun, and similar to my night! I’m naturally a homebody but I’ve had stages of being a party girl. Now I just like to go out every now and then, and I’m pretty content to watch movies in my PJs!

  • Erica February 15, 2009, 12:58 pm

    Looks like fun! Cute pic of you and the husband!! Hope the run went well

  • Thinspired February 15, 2009, 1:11 pm

    Way to go on enjoying your night out and having the discipline to make sure you were ready for your run today. That is so admirable.
    TOTAL homebody here!!

  • Laughing Lindsay February 15, 2009, 1:12 pm

    I was a pretty huge party girl. I actually got kicked out of my sorority.
    It was enough to do me in with drinking for a long time. In fact, I hardly drink at all to this day.
    I’m such a homebody now. You’d have to pull me by the ear to get me to a bar these days.

  • Megan February 15, 2009, 1:20 pm

    mmm, waffles. love it!

    i am still in college but i think i’ve turned into a part-time homebody. i LOVE to go out and party, but I have been known to stay home on a saturday night and do homework πŸ˜› i’m getting so old. ew.

    p.s. it’s not normal how CUTE you and husband are. πŸ™‚

  • talesofexpansion February 15, 2009, 1:24 pm

    woohoo, excellent job on the moderate night last night! you found a great balance. i’m def more of a homebody and always have been, but once in a while i get the urge to go all out …

    have a good run today!

  • Jewels February 15, 2009, 1:35 pm

    looks like so much fun!
    since i was a competative swimmer and swam in college, it was hard to party the wed-sat but we def went out eveyr saturday night! now i like a combination of both, i’m mainly a homebody but def love an occasional night out!

  • Marian's eats February 15, 2009, 1:50 pm

    Your brekkie looks so yummy! I love the almonds on the ww waffle!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog February 15, 2009, 2:34 pm

    I’m totally like you…used to be a party girl and now I go to bed at 10!! What happened??

    I’m jealous you can sleep until 11:30 when you stay out later! My body clock wakes me up around 7 no matter what.

    Enjoy your run!

  • tryingforatri February 15, 2009, 2:55 pm

    I used to be a total party girl, but now I’m turning into a bit of a homebody. My tolerance for alcohol has gone waaay down now that I don’t drink much anymore, plus I like to get up early so I can work out!

    Hope you had a wonderful run πŸ™‚

  • Marlow February 15, 2009, 5:41 pm

    Embarrassingly I was a party girl!

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