Hello! I unfortunately do not have a recap to share about the Integrative Nutrition conference like originally planned. The reason I did not attend was partially my own fault but something happened on Friday night that would have kept me from going anyway. I cancelled my registration to the conference about a month ago because I thought I was seeing my dad’s band play in Atlantic City. I asked the school to confirm my cancellation but did not hear anything back. I continued to receive all of the emails about the conference so I assumed that I was still registered. My dad’s gig ended up being cancelled so I decided that I really wanted to go to the conference. I tried to print the ticket on Friday but the email with the tickets was gone. I realized that they did cancel my registration but failed to let me know. I emailed the school several times and explained the situation and asked if I could still attend. I heard nothing back. That was that.
After what happened to me on Friday night, I don’t think I would have made it to the conference even if the school did allow me to attend. I was in my room enjoying wine all night and noticed that Daisy was playing in the corner and kept running back to one spot over and over again. I assumed there was a toy stuck under my bookshelf. Right before I was about to go to sleep, I decided to move the bookshelf and get her the toy. I pushed it to the side and a mouse was staring at me in the face!! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you would know that I have a huge phobia to mice. I immediately ran into my bed and started screaming and crying. I could not breathe. Every time I heard any noise, I thought Daisy was playing with the mouse. I had no idea if she would kill it or bring it over to me. I was begging for my roommate to help me and get me out of my room. The mouse was right by my door so she could not open my door to help me. She called her friend and he came over and carried me out of my bedroom. I cried in his car for a half hour while he tried to find the damn thing. No luck. I decided to sleep in Jackie’s room and leave Daisy with the mouse all night. Being trapped in my bedroom with a mouse and cat was honestly the scariest hour of my life. I would have never woken up and went to a nutrition conference the next morning!
I woke up and looked around for a dead mouse. Nothing. My room looked like a bomb had hit it.
I knew I needed to clean but was so scared of what I would find. I figured maybe it went away by that point. I sat on my bed and told my mom the whole story on the phone. I looked down and saw a shadow. I then saw the mouse crawl out from under my couch!!!! I screamed, hung up the phone, and sprinted outside in my pajamas crying. I should have known better that my sweet baby would never kill a mouse.
I decided to go with my roommate to a BBQ since I was not staying home with the mouse. Jackie’s friend came over and tried to find the mouse with a broom. He was planning on pushing it ouside the apartment. He could not find it so I decided to just get clothes out and leave. I walk in my room and see a freaking dead mouse. Sorry to gross anyone out but I think the guy smushed it with my couch. I am so happy it is gone but I am still so terrified to sleep in my room. That was the worst night and morning ever. I needed a drink. I needed chocolate. Jackie and I decided to make cupcakes since we were trapped outside my bedroom.
We then headed to the BBQ and I immediately downed several margaritas.
I enjoyed a hot dog.
I made sure to get my veggies (and beer) in too!
The tequila was just what I needed after such a stressful night.
After the BBQ, I headed to my sister’s apartment for some more drinking.
We spent the rest of Saturday partying and dancing on the rooftop of the Dream hotel.
The rest of my weekend turned out to be really fun. I am sad that I had to miss Deepak Chopra and all of the other great speakers at the nutrition conference but enjoyed my time with family and friends.
And thank heaven Mickey is dead!
How was your weekend? Do you have any mouse stories you would like to share?