Party Like You’re 23

Posted By on September 15, 2010

Thank you everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday here or on Facebook or on Twitter or in person. Y’all really know how to make a girl feel loved.

So apparently turning 33 has made me revert to being in my early 20s and partying on school nights and spending late nights in bars. Because I not only celebrated on Sunday, I went out again last night for my actual birthday. And stayed out until almost midnight, which is not what a 33 year old woman should be doing on a Tuesday night. Let me tell you, I may have been partying like I was 23, but I woke up feeling every single one of those 33 years in my aching body.

But it was worth it, mostly. The shots? Probably not worth it. Especially the warm shot of gin I had to do because I kept my friend waiting. Although, I’m sure she wasn’t too sad to be sitting at a bar talking to the cutie bartender.

So yes, we did go back. It was a fun night. There were a lot of shots taken and some people (*cough* my sister Alix *cough*) got a little out of control, but it was an excellent way to spend my birthday.

In hindsight, I probably should have spent my evening on my couch, watching bad TV and cuddling up with my new friend.

Internet, meet the new love of my life:

I had it shipped to work, so my friend at work wrapped it for me so I had something to open on my birthday. Isn’t that cute?

So far, I’m in love with it. And hey, if I don’t buy me a present, who will? The cats? Please, all they gave me was dirty looks and a litterbox full of crap to clean. Ungrateful assholes.

All in all, it was an excellent 33rd anniversary of me being expelled from my mom’s uterus. I had a blast with friends, flirted with a cute bartender and showered myself with gadgets!

And now I’m off to read Hunger Games on my new Kindle. (I think she needs a name.) I want to see what all the hype is about with these books.


So I’m walking in the Chicago Race for the Cure next Saturday and wanted to reach out to all of you to see if you would be willing to help this awesome cause. Breast cancer is such a horrible disease and the more money we raise, the higher the odds we can kick this disease to the curb and save all the boobies!

If you would be interested in donating, I would really appreciate it. I know it is a tough economy, but every little bit helps and I know that breast cancer research would appreciate every penny we raise. You can find my donation page here.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


19 Responses to “Party Like You’re 23”

  1. Jenn says:

    Hey! Happy belated birthday – not sure how I missed that! I will be celebrating the 12th anniversary of my 30th birthday this weekend and we have already sent out the invitation, which included the words “metabolism, recovery time, low-key, low alcohol, and low fat.” Sounds like a blast, huh?! Truth be told, I have a trip home next week and that’s the only reason for my good behavior. When I get back, I’m making a sticky toffee pudding (google that, thank me later) and we’re going across the border into France for a level of gluttony that would make Fat B*stard week in the knees! It’s a one-lap race, girl, enjoy!!
    Jenn´s last blog post ..OMG- its Nothing

  2. hilary says:

    I LOVE buying myself presents. If you don’t take good care of yourself, who will? Also, if you buy yourself the presents, you never have to worry about returns!
    hilary´s last blog post ..There is enough love to go around!

  3. Jenn says:

    WeAk in the knees. My bad. It was early.
    Jenn´s last blog post ..OMG- its Nothing

  4. Mahnee says:

    Saw your post on fb and already donated for the race. Great cause.

  5. Candy says:

    So jealous…but what, no iPad??
    Candy´s last blog post ..Ketchup

  6. Angella says:

    SO proud of you for doing the walk!

    Envious of your Kindle…
    Angella´s last blog post ..A New Beginning

  7. Rhi says:

    Just reading that you did shots makes me gag a little bit. Blech.

  8. I’m 33 too! I went out until midnight last night, drank 3 glasses of sangria, and I feel like crap today. I would be having a much better day today had I stayed home….
    Curlatini, Esq´s last blog post ..An actual letter to a really old lawyer

  9. Happy birthday one more time! I can’t wait to hear about your Kindle. I want one, but am not yet ready to take the plunge.

    I saw the race stuff on Facebook when you posted it and made a donation that day. Good job on raising awareness for a great cause!
    Jen on the Edge´s last blog post ..Elevated heart rate

  10. Kerri Anne says:

    I have to tell you the story about how I closed down a so-bad-it’s-good karaoke bar one night in Maui. It was EPIC. And ridiculous.

    So! glad you had such an awesome birthday. Here’s to next year being even better. (Hint: Maybe you should be here, so we can take you out and close down bad karaoke bars together!)

    Also: Hurrah! for Race for the Cure. That’s super awesome. That event is so massive, and so inspiring, and makes me cry every time I do it.
    Kerri Anne´s last blog post ..You Know- People Underestimate The Value Of A Good Ramble

  11. Miss E says:

    I’m so behind on my reader/Twitter/etc., I just saw this now. Happy belated birthday! And did I read that you are going to the ASU game this weekend? Lucky girl! GO DEVILS!
    Miss E´s last blog post ..Limbo

  12. I just got myself a Kindle for MY birthday also! I’m totally IN LOVE with it! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!
    Liz J in Central illinois´s last blog post ..Post-Surgery Update

  13. how about Kimber Kindle?
    Sensibly Sassy´s last blog post ..What I Wore- Why So Serious!

  14. Ooh a Kindle. I want! Sorry I missed your birthday (damn Paris) but I hope it was all sorts of WONDERFUL and I hope you’ve been far too busy playing with your present to actually leave your house, not because that’s what I would do or anything..

  15. Alice says:

    what a great bday present! i’ve still never seen/used one of those guys in person. must investigate.

    YOU ARE AWESOME for doing the race for the cure. save the boobies!! 🙂
    Alice´s last blog post ..another round up- because holy crackerpants i am doing TOO MUCH STUFF

  16. Amy says:

    I just read Hunger Games on Kindle, too! It’s an awesome piece of technology…. I love it so much I want to hug it and lick it.


    Happy belated birthday!
    Amy´s last blog post ..Busy Busy

  17. Nina says:

    Now I know you got yourself a Kindle, BUT in case you’d want to read any old-fashioned book again, there is a BACON bookmark for ya:
    Now how’s that for a belated birthday gift? ^^
    Best wishes from Germany 🙂
    Nina´s last blog post ..Freedom &amp Freitags-Füller 73

  18. Genevieve says:

    Don’t be alarmed but I’m now *ahem* 37….and still partying like I’m 23. Just enjoy!

    And, I have to agree with Hilary about buying presents for yourself, it’s the BEST!

  19. I think Kindle needs a sensible name like Nora or Pearl. It will feel more dignified when you download things like Levi Johnston’s memoir
    JENNerilizations´s last blog post ..RHODC- Still Crazy After All These Years