Thursday, July 05, 2007

Bikers, wine, and cherries

Well, damned if that headline doesn't grab you.

Yesterday was the annual fourth of July party at John & Janna's house. Also known as biker central. Driving up, there are already 6 or 7 bikes parked out in front - even though the sky was overcast and the forecasts called for rain later in the day. A plethora of denim, black, and leather all around - I felt slightly out of place in black cropped pants, MaryJane Doc Martens, and a green tshirt. A woman with very long, very dyed-black hair and very blue eyes sits at a table, taking drags as long as her legs from a cigarette. Two burly bearded guys with strings of hair escaping from beneath rebel-flag printed do-rags stand talking bikes and horseshoes. There are several babies and toddlers around - along with the teenaged children of some of the guests.

I had picked up a bottle of this to have a glass of during the day. Of course, as the day went on, I had more than just one glass. Not maintaining the greatest balance of insulin to wine and not eating nearly enough food resulted in a rather inebriated - and low - Nicole by day's end.

It didn't help that someone had a bright idea around cherries.











Anyway - the only fireworks I saw last night were the ones on the backs of my eyelids from the low bloodsugar and too much libation.

6 comments:

Shannon said...

So what exactly was done with the cherries and the Absolut? I have both, I just need the recipe to make "evil" (hehe).

It sounds like you had an intoxicating 4th :)

Nicole P said...

The cherries are taken and marinated in the absolut - preferably a flavored one. They are left for a minimum, apparently, of 24 hours. They are then consumed by (un)suspecting party guests as a healthy alternative to the cheesecake for dessert. Damn those sneaky bikers.

Paige said...

I'm sorry about the low (and the headache you are probably sporting today), but those pics are HI.LARIOUS.

Nicole P said...

It's OK, Paige - you play you pay - you know?

And - I'm actually not feeling that bad (a little nudge of a headache lingers, but that's it) - it's funny - today has been (knocking on every wood surface within reach) a perfect day bloodsugar wise - which I think is helping in terms of recovery. :)

Rachel... said...

There was a bar in Stevens Point (college) that served cherries soaked in 151. Yes. As in the 151 proof rum.

Yeah...

Nicole P said...

Yummy. I have a real love/hate relationship with booze filled cherries.