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Okay, so I'm a couple of days late on this- but Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years Eve and all the best wishes for 2010! What did everyone get up to?
My friends and I never really had any set plans for how we were going to celebrate. We figured we'd just wing it and figure it out as the night went on. We stopped off at a friend's party briefly to say hi to her before we headed out into downtown to meet up with another few friends. We arrived at the bar, and as soon as I walked in it felt like a high school reunion. At least 4 people I had partied with/graduated with were there. I haven't seen them in 5 years. (well, 6 now I guess?) It was kind of crazy but totally awesome to see them again.
We started drinking around 11ish, and by just after midnight, I completely black out. The last thing I can remember is dancing with some random people- friends of my HS friends I think. I don't know how we got back to my friends house, I don't remember how we got in, I don't remember anything. It's like I just come to a screeching halt in my memories. I know I didn't have a lot to drink before midnight- certainly not enough to get me as drunk as I supposedly was. At some point, I apparently handed a drink off to one of my BFF saying that it was too strong, I couldn't finish it and I didn't need anymore to drink. He finished it and also has no recollection of the rest of the night. We're certain that at least one of the drinks was spiked. When we came to the next morning, neither of us felt hungover- no headache, no nausea, no dehydration. If you've ever been in shock before, you'll know that feeling of being so cold that you can't warm up no matter what and that all your insides are shaking, right from down in your bones. That's what we felt like and it lasted all day. He's still shaking today, and he's been really sick from the after effects of whatever it was.
When we woke in the morning, I called my dad around 9am to come and pick us up from our friend's place since neither of us felt we were capable of driving at the time. BFF had picked me up from my dad's the night before, and his car was still parked at the bar. My dad brought us back to his, and we both fell asleep until the mid-afternoon. We didn't feel any better after getting more rest, but I wasn't as groggy as I was in the morning. My head began spinning, and it felt like every nerve ending in my body was jumping. It was a horrible feeling. I took BFF back to his car, which was still sitting at the bar where we'd left it. (thankfully it hadn't been towed! that would've just been insult to injury!) We met up with the friend we'd crashed with the night before and started trying to piece together bits of the night. Neither of us remembers anything the friend was telling us. Apparently, we had a grand old time... almost had ourselves or our version of "The Hangover" according to the friend. (Even though, I haven't seen that movie yet.)
Top it off, my dad's credit card which I carry in case of an emergency is also missing out of my wallet. Its not at the bar, and there hasn't been any transactions made on it. I've retraced my steps as best as I can recall, based off what I've been told of my actions on NYE but its no where to be found. He's furious with me and doesn't believe that I could've possibly been roofied since apparently, that doesn't happen these days. Not as frequently as I'm claiming it does anyway- However, this makes BFF and I the 5th & 6th people I know personally to have been drugged at a bar in the past 2 years.
I feel violated, invaded and I'm absolutely furious. We have a pretty good idea of who it might've been, but there's no way of proving it. We'd wanted to have a really great new years eve- not one where we were so trashed we couldn't remember it, but one where it would go down in history as one of the most amazing nights ever. After all, not only was it the end of a decade, but it was also a full, blue moon. Lets hope that the way 2010 started, isn't the way it's going to continue.
I just wanted to post this up to let people know that it can happen- even when you're being completely vigilant, watching your drinks, and always going up to the bar with anyone that's buying them for you. Always make sure you're around people you trust and let them know immediately if something doesn't seem right. I would never wish the way I've felt for the past 2 days on anyone. It's horrible- both physically and emotionally.