Virtual GNO - Enough With The Economy Edition

Oh my goodness, I need this party!

I'm so ready to throw the t.v. out the window if everything is going to be about the economy. I can't take it anymore!!! I believe it's taking a toll on us all.

I had a situation with a driver who honked at me and I responded in a very unfamiliar way. The driver and I both ended up at the grocery store and I went up to this stranger and said "Excuse me. You honked at me?" And she went off! Yikes! I stood my ground and gave it right back to her. That is so-o-o unlike me. I blame the economy! ;-> Argh. I don't want to be angry any more. I want to laugh and feel good. Let's start now!

This is a Virtual Girls Night Out (boys welcome too), a social evening without having to get out of our cozy pajamas. We are here to blog-hop and play. The Virtual GNO is a way of meeting up with bloggers you know, and make some new friends as well. So sign Mr. Linky below and join in the fun!

Time To Dance!

Seal "Get It Together"<a href="http://www.joost.com/08201kr/t/Seal-Get-It-Together-Video">Seal - Get It Together (Video)</a>

I love this man. I was going to play "Crazy", but this one fits for these days. "Crazy" fits too! Heck, just click the title to go to that link. You can never have too much dancing :->

Time For A Cocktail!

Mardi Gras officially begins on February 24th so let's warm-up with a cocktail.

Bourbon Slush
1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups strong brewed black tea
2 cups bourbon whiskey
1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

In a large bowl or container, mix together the orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, sugar, tea, and whiskey. To create a 'slushie' drink, transfer to shallow bowls or dishes, and freeze overnight.
Remove the frozen mixture from the freezer and let stand for about 10 minutes. Chop with a wire whisk or potato masher to make a slushy consistency. Place scoops of the frozen slush into glasses, and top off with the lemon-lime flavored soda.
For no 'slush', pour into glasses and enjoy.

Now that will get the party rolling! Yowzaa!!!

Time For A Party Game!

In honor of the Academy Awards that are happening this Sunday the 22nd let's play... "I Would Like To Thank". List 3 people/things/situations that you would like to thank.

1) I Would Like To Thank... my family for being some of the coolest people I know.
2) I Would Like To Thank... my car for not needing ANOTHER repair for a month.
3) I Would Like To Thank... that woman at the grocery store for not hitting me!

Your turn! I can't wait to see what you come up with :->

OK now, have fun at our Virtual GNO. Sign Mr. Linky to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in! Go blog-hopping! And I would love to meet your blog friends. Post our party on your blog and hopefully they will join us:-> Have fun!

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  1. Love this idea... Cant wait... going out for a nice dinner and then back to put my jammies on and start the GNO! See ya later tonight!

  2. Oh yay! I love being first on Mr. Linky!
    Anyway... you go, Ann! I hate when people honk at you.. it's the car version of giving someone the finger. (Well there's always that too!) Hope you told that woman EXACTLY where she could put her freakin' horn. :)
    Happy GNO! I'll be back later today to mingle!

  3. I'm with you, we need a good party. It's been a crazy week. To help us de-stress, I decided that we all needed a Virtual Girls Getaway! I hope everyone stops by and tells me where they want to go for our VGG. TGIF!

  4. I can finally join in all the fun again! YAY! Oh my, that lady still was upset, oooh man! Be careful now, I feel some self defense classes coming on.... :P

  5. I can finally join in all the fun again! YAY! Oh my, that lady still was upset, oooh man! Be careful now, I feel some self defense classes coming on.... :P

  6. All signed up and I'll see you at the party. Posting on my site now.

  7. Will be here after the Munchkin goes down for nighty-night. And Ann, I wanna know how the Chicken Taco Soup turned out for you guys.

  8. A party is ALWAYS needed....especially on a Friday.

    I'll be back around 9pm east coast time so I'll be ready to party after a FULL week of kid vacation time!

  9. This is very cool! I'm new here...but I'm enjoying the party and music! good choice!

  10. I am all posted up on my blog... be on around 8 or 9 after din-din out with the fam! Cant wait.. need a little GNO!

  11. Great idea! Although, my sitter called to cancel. Can I bring the kids?

  12. Definitely need this VGNO tonight! After I get this kiddo to bed, I'm thinking a drink sounds pretty yummy. Thanks for being the hostess with the mostest. Erin

  13. Hi Ann, I'm Kitten, heading over from Yaya's blog. Thought I'd try the GNO thing and see what it's like! Nice to meet you!

  14. Yeah - VGNO. I'm here. I've got pretty nails and toes, and waxed eye brows... I'm ready to rock and roll... I think I'll go poor a Strawberry Banana Lite V8 Fusion and Rum, and get this party started!

  15. This is such a cute idea. Are there any rules? Am I supposed to put up a post about the party? This is my first time so I just put a link to my post.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  16. Hey Ann. JAM and I have a hot air balloon ride going. Come on over to the blog and see what's going on. I've added on to the fun and you defintely have to come and bring something. I'll see you in a bit. We're having a blast. Bring everyone with you.

  17. Hi Ann!!! I am so excited...this is the first time joining in on your VGNO. I am off to check out all the other blogs. Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. You go, Ann! :) Yikes I forgot Mardi Gras is getting so close. And yes, this economy is stinking. Let's have a fab GNO in our jammies! :)

  19. Ann...I'm late! Are there any drinks left? My kiddos have kept me in constant motion during their winter break this week.

    How's the party going??

    I'm going to go do a little blog hopping...

  20. Thanks for the invitation Ann - this was very cool! Got here a bit late, dinner & rummicube with my 91 year old grandma & her boyfriend (yes, boyfriend & he's younger - you go grandma!)ran over tonight! Looking forward to a real cocktail and more mingling next week! thanks again!

  21. I couldn't agree with you more. It is so so so depressing out there. I honestly, pray for one day where the news is good. Not great, just good would be wonderful.

    I'm glad you called out the honker in the store.

  22. Yeah I can comment again! I think it was the music widgets - bummer. Anyway I would like to thank the academy... har har

    I would like to thank my hubby for loving me and being my best friend

    I would like to thank Goad for blessing me with two beautiful boys

    I would also like to thank my car for not revolting on me since I forgot to get an oil change and I am 5000 miles over - yikes!!

    By the way... Bourbon slushies are one of my summer faves!!

  23. Great party! Sorry I'm late. I am reading the news with only one eye and typing with one hand.

    I have a Bourbon Slush in the other hand and only seeing and hearing what I want to!

    Let's put on our rose-colored glasses and chill out to your excellent party music! It's GNO dammitt!

  24. this is wonderful! I found your page through Sassy Irish Lassie! I love the idea of staying in the pjs while have a GNO! :) and I am watching the Oscars right now! Pretty good so far!


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