OK, so firstly this post isn’t going to make any sense if you haven’t read http://www.beingadad.co.uk/random-rants/good-rants/think-visibility-20-creme-eggs-and-my-birthday/
We left me returning to bed after some sort of random sugar induced stroke. It’s 6.30am and Noah is officially awake. I’m actually feeling pretty good, a bit headachy but pretty good so I go down and watch cartoons with him and let Fiona have a bit of a lie in (yes ladies I am that amazing). A bit later Fiona wakes up, we bathe, we get dressed etc. and she runs me over toThink Visibility 2011 at the Alea Casino in Leeds.
There I hook up with @andyheaps (My direct boss), @alwaysmikegomez, @stevenwalker, Emir and @pg_martin and we have a pretty cool day. I have blogged about the more serious details at http://www.epiphanysolutions.co.uk/blog/think-visibility-march-2011-like-smx-at-charlie-sheens-house/
So all throughout the day I was all over the place. 1 minute I was feeling dire (hollow, really sick, roasting and hungover) and the next I was top of my game (some of my funniest tweets to date). The conference was great. Absolutely the best I have been to. Pic-n-mix, rubber ducks, Dom in a gold jacket and a kick arse after party sponsored by Epiphany Solutions
Right, now is the time to mention Andy Heaps was not, I repeat not, drinking and was leaving at 10.30pm for the last train. I (being an utter lightweight and feeling pretty volatile) was also leaving at that time and told my wife I would be home by 11pm. Remember this!
So the drinks start flowing… and flowing… The Poker, Roulette and Blackjack tables opened and the Epiphany boyz hit them hard. I was drunk and had never really played Blackjack so I made some corker noob mistakes. Apparently “twist” and “hit me” are not used in Blackjack. Also you get fuck all for a 5 card trick. Pontoon and Blackjack are not the same game!!!
So lots more drinking including taking a Jager shot to the heart for Dom Hodgson.
Before long 10.30pm arrived and Andy declared he had booked a room at The Mint hotel and we are staying out. Mike Gomez had to leave, Stephen and Emir both bailed so Andy, Paul and I made our way to the after after party at the SkyBar. By now I am feeling pretty drunk but considering the amount of alcohol I had consumed it seems Creme Eggs have a positive effect on your alcohol theshhold. To be honest I don’t normally have any kind of alcohol theshhold. 1 drink and I am anyones.
So, more drinks courtesy of Mr Heaps and before we know it the Skybar is closing. After that (about 16 bottles, 6 sambocas and a couple of Jagers) it is all a bit of a blur. Honest
Anyhow, I called it a night at 4.30am and got a taxi home after dancing with 2 random drunks in the street lol. I sneakily unlocked the front door to my home and crept through the kitchen into the living room. Bam!!! Fiona is sat on the sofa nearly in tears. My brain takes over. Fight or flight. Fight or flight. FIGHT. So before she can say a work I shout “Where the fuck have you been!”. In shock she bursts into tears and runs upstairs. I sleep on the sofa.
6.30am. Remembering of course that I got in at 5am and have been sleeping on the sofa. Noah wakes up and Fiona sends him down to jump on me. Yey, well no more sleep for me so we watch some cartoon. Eventually Fiona comes down with my birthday presents. Did I mention the 6th was my birthday? I got some awesome stuff including a £275 Lego Deathstar, loads of cool books, money and no crap
My birthday was spent chillin, watching DVD’s and eating middle of the road food.
The morals of this story are;
Andy Heaps and Paul Martin are absolute legends
20 Creme Eggs Will Not Kill You. Sure you will feel crap for nearly a week but you will live.
Epiphany Solutions, Dom Hodgeson, Think Visibility, Pete Young, Dixon Jones, Stephen Porehdjsb, Jason Duke, Shaun Hobo and loads of other people ROOOOCCKKK!!!!!!!
Good night and god bless Xxx