So when I read this morning that over the weekend Snooki from MTV’s Jersey Shore threw a drink at and then slapped a man in a Miami bar two thoughts immediately sprung to mind. First, she hasn’t learned a lot from this experience. And second, that Snooki and I have something in common.
I haven’t slapped a man, in a bar or otherwise, but when I was Snooki’s age, I threw a beer (might have been a margarita, can’t remember) in the face of a Florida Gator fan. And you know what? It felt really good. For about two seconds until he heaved his drink (definitely beer) back in mine. Pretty sure I then screamed something about him being a “big man” and trotted off with (or perhaps was pulled away by) my friends.
Why did I throw the drink? Don’t remember exact details but do remember the location, the date, and the occasion. Jacksonville, Florida, 1985, The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Otherwise known (for those of you who did not attend the University of Georgia) as the Georgia/Florida game. UGA won that game and maybe, just maybe I was celebrating that fact a little too loudly, with too much gusto perhaps. My sparring partner, otherwise know as the douche, was a bit of a sore loser and got in my face. He shouldn’t have done that. I apparently decided that he needed to be brushed back, and used my drink to do just that. Then he used his.
I was embarrassed by my behavior as soon as I sobered up. Though I still say that guy shouldn’t have picked a fight with me. Wasn’t a total loss though, I earned some street cred from my friends and more importantly, learned to watch what I say–or at least to whom I say it. Think I might have to tell my daughter this story. Can see her not watching what she says too, must have gotten that from my husband…
So there you have it, Snooki and I have something in common. Do you too, belong in our club?
In case you missed it, here’s a link to I Know Who Snooki is Pt. 1.