Saturday, March 17, 2007

Self inflicted misery...

Kids, I'm officially recovering from the world's worst hangover!

I've spent much of the day in bed feeling like I was about to die (and kinda wishing that I had) and actually had to take anti-nausea medication (I love being a nurse) to settle my stomach long enough to drink water! Ewwwwww.
Note to self: making a decision to go out and get drunk whilst already half drunk at home IS NOT a good idea!

Meanwhile...

I was going through some more of my favourite photos from my last trip to Vanners and came across these great ones! (Apologies to any vegetarians!)

These were taken the day that Ben's family decided to throw what I was told was a big dinner in our honour. I later found out that they had neglected to tell me that it was an official "blocking" ceremony, which is their version of an engagement. For the occasion the family killed a cow and butchered it and then cooked up enough stew to feed the 150 or so people that came for the dinner from neighbouring (and some not so neighbouring) villages! What a wild experience!
The sight I was greeted by when I got out of bed that morning... The boys playing butchers.

Joely and the cows head.

Mmmmm... Steak?

People hanging out waiting for the feast to start.

Feasting island style... No washing up!!!!

21 Comments:

At 8:59 pm, Blogger PI said...

Commiserations Yaeli and I apologise for mis spelling your name at Michele's. I'll spare you any lectures on drinking you'll be glad to hear. We've all done it!
One of oyr sons married into a France profoound family and theyhave the odd pig hanging, dripping blood. The culinary results are excellent.

 
At 12:31 am, Anonymous Moogie said...

Oiy, I do hope you feel better soon. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and that the food was wonderful. Though I'm not sure I would have been able to view the pictures if I was hung over as well. :)

 
At 3:58 am, Blogger Carmi said...

That you wrote such a richly detailed entry - with amazing pictures! - speaks volumes about your ability to do great work even with a hangover.

I wouldn't be nearly as adept as you. Thanks for sharing this, Yaeli: it almost feels as if we were there. On so many levels, I wish I could be.

 
At 9:07 am, Blogger Star said...

I was going to say, being a nurse you should know better- but what the heck. Everyone is entitled to a bad decision now and then. Hope you had fun.

 
At 9:11 am, Blogger Mr. Althouse said...

It has been some time since I have had to suffer the evils of "the world's worst hangover," mostly because it has been some time since I have consumed any alcohol - but that's an entirely different story...

What a wonderfully different experience. It's far more than just studying another culture or even visiting exotic and far away lands, you are actually part of it. How cool is that?

Michele sent me this time,

Mike

 
At 9:21 am, Blogger margalit said...

Oh man, those ribs looked mighty fine. I wonder what a bit of bbq rub and some nice wood chips would do with them. Great party. So, what was the booze?

 
At 9:22 am, Blogger Karen said...

Oh, hangovers are not fun... fun getting there but consequences are hell! {grin}

here via Michele's.

 
At 9:31 am, Blogger craziequeen said...

But Yaeli - people make the most interesting decisions when half drunk [big grin]

hope the head feels better soon!

now this vegetarian is going to a quiet corner adfter seeing the cow's head [turns slightly green]

cq
Michele sent me to say hi! :-)

 
At 10:44 am, Blogger Bob-kat said...

I have had that hang-over!!! how awful for you.

The photo's are fab- looks like it was one hell of a feast!

Michele sent me to say feel better soon!

 
At 1:27 pm, Anonymous Becky68 said...

Sorry you're feeling poorly, :^(
Hope you'll feel better soon, (Liberal aplications of water & asprin used to help me back in the day) I've never actually seen a cow cut up like that before, it's kind of cool, I'm most certainly not a vegetarian.
Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.

 
At 7:44 pm, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm not a vegetarian but I'm not sure I could sit with the cows head and then eat! (LOL)...Hope you are feeling better now Yaeli...Your Hangover sounds like it was feirce! I'm glad you were able to get to anyi-nausea medicine...There is nothing I hate more than the feeling of wanting to throw-up!

 
At 10:58 pm, Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I don't think that's the sort of event I could have attended! Hope your hangover is one the way out now.

 
At 10:58 pm, Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

BTW, Michele sent me here.

 
At 2:02 am, Blogger Undercover Angel said...

I hope you feel better by now! I was feeling pretty rough on Sunday morning too...

 
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At 2:52 am, Blogger utenzi said...

That's one very beautiful green tablecloth Yaeli. I've never seen a leaf that big.

I love the cow's head though not so much the fact that it's eyes were watching me! LOL

I wish the photos were bigger!

 
At 9:57 pm, Blogger Tohou Lidia said...

Hahaha....good memories :) Although i've never had an engagement party thrown in my honour :P I love love love your photos!!! Especially the one on the hill!

-Amy

 
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