I wasn’t going to write a blog because I feel like the only major points of the night were drunk antics. While I will talk about a few of them others aren’t to be shared on the internet not because they were especially bad but they’re not mine to share. With that in mind though I did tell too many people in college this morning because I didn’t think about that because I was still drunk. I only told mutual friends but still I should’ve kept my mouth shut. Anyways on with the blog!
I wasn’t sure if I was going to go to this ball seeing as I was at the Clubs and Socs Ball and BICS, I only really decided to go because of how well the Clubs and Socs Ball went and how I didn’t get the drunk night I had planned for BICS. So I went and bought my ticket the day before the College Ball and luckily there was still a couple left. I didn’t know as many people going to this ball but I still really wanted to go because I wanted to hear the speeches from our Student’s Union Sabbatical Officers as two of them will be leaving. I was staying with one of my 2nd year friends and I had pre-drinks but they only made me a little buzzed because I just had 3 350ml bottles (I’m guessing the size I honestly don’t know) of red and blue WKD and a Bacardi Breezer. I got to the hotel and had a pint of Orchard Thieves. That made me a bit tipsy because cider does that to me. The meal sobered me up but I was sitting at a table that was a bit away from the stage for the first few speeches. It annoyed me because there was people talking through the speeches and I wanted to listen to them whereas a load of the people there only cared about when they would be getting their food. Like be patient just because you don’t care what’s going on doesn’t mean you have to fucking ruin it for those that do care. I could still hear bits and pieces of the speeches. We managed to move a lot closer and I was then sitting next to all the VIP tables. There was a slideshow playing as well throughout the entire thing and I was in a few of the photos that were in that which was fine I guess,I’m sure half the people didn’t notice them. They were put on a screen using a projector that was on a fairly unstable table, easily could be knocked over!
There was a few awards for Class Reps of the year and then their was this new award called the President’s Award. Our SU President was told he could pick a student of his choosing to give an award. It was given to a student who showed a great interest and involvement with college and student life. As he was explaining the award and about the person who won the award I was thinking “Who is going to get this? Will it be one of the other officers or someone who isn’t currently in the union?” As he continued I figured it out when he said that the student was constantly in the union and annoying him on a regular basis. I got to a point where I was like “Just say the name! I know I’m right! It can’t possibly be anyone else!” I was right and it was Jodi! No one else deserved that award more than her though. Not only is she so involved with everything despite not being an officer in the union this year (she was in the union last year though), she really cares about the issues that tend to arise and are discussed within the Students Union and goes to things like the USI (Union of Students of Ireland) Congress. She also is just wonderful and as I said to her at BICS she”deserves everything good”. Right I think that’s enough with the compliments I saw her when I got to the hotel and I said she looked amazing, which she did and which she always does, but like I’m only capable of giving compliments once in a blue moon because I don’t know why but I feel nearly as uncomfortable giving compliments as I feel receiving them. I also think I can only do one extreme or another either I hardly compliment or I compliment too much to the point that while my intentions are good the compliment loses all meaning. When she won the award though I was the first person to stand up and start clapping and cheering. Again if I had the ability to cry, I so would have cried then I was just so happy for her.
The meal was actually really nice. I steered clear of the chicken option to ensure that I would not have a repeat of what happened at BICS, so I got salmon instead. I did feel sick for a bit but nothing major, by far my favourite part of the meal was the coffee because it just made me feel better. I went out for a cigarette on my own after the meal because I felt like it would make me feel a little better. I didn’t do much for a while I think I got 2 Captain Morgans and orange during the 1st hour after the meal. Then I met up with Jodi and I think she went dancing and I just wasn’t really that into the songs that the band were playing at that point so I just sat down at one of the tables right next to the dance floor. So something Jodi decided to do for the entire night and even for a little bit yesterday was to replace the lyrics in songs with either my name or something about me. So while she was out there dancing the band were playing “When You Say Nothing At All” by Ronan Keating. Like she knew where I was but she was dancing with one her friends and had her back turned to me. Then when the chorus came on and it goes “You say it best…” and she changed the lyrics to “When you say nothing on your blogs”(Not the best phrasing but she was trying to keep it somewhat similar to the actual lyrics) and turned around and pretended to be typing on a keyboard. I pretended to be annoyed by all the integration of my name into these songs but honestly I found it really funny and I ended up getting really drunk so I thought it was really hilarious. Another song she changed was “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” so during the chorus she decided to just keep singing “Sandra for P.R.O.” to the tune of the song. I was just like “for fuck sake” and kept telling her to stop every time she did it. Ultimately I thought that it was really cute but I wasn’t going to admit that.
Drinks wise I had pretty much the same as what I had at the last ball. I had a total of probably 6 Captain Morgans and orange throughout the night. I had a vodka and redbull. I also had an Apple Sourz shot and my first ever Jagerbomb. Jodi bought the jagerbomb’s and she did that at the last ball too. She goes and buys things like Jager and Apple Sourz and I’m like “I hate you so much like why are we drinking this?” Obviously I don’t hate her but I think I spent a lot of Wednesday night telling her that I did. She said it back to me so it was fine except she’s usually be like “Hate you too bitch. No I don’t I love you.” Even later on when I was supposed to be comforting her because she was feeling sick she was like “I’m fine” and I would responded a few of the times that she said this being like “No you aren’t you fuck.” She was like “Don’t call me that!” The way she said it made me feel a bit bad so I think I stopped calling her that. I was extremely drunk by the end of the night and usually I do a lot of hugging when I’m drunk. Like I actually initiate it. When I’m sober I tend not to hug someone unless I’m pretty sure that they are going to hug me. This time however I didn’t do a lot of hugging but at the end of the night when I knew I’d be leaving shortly I kissed Jodi on the cheek while we were waiting for buses to show up. We were sitting down at one of the tables and she rested her head on my shoulder which never happens I’m never the pillow. I hugged her then kissed her on the cheek. I know I shouldn’t make a big deal out of this but usually the reason I won’t initiate anything like that is because in my mind I’m like “They don’t want a hug from me. If I do that they’ll give me a judging look and I will feel embarrassed forever!” When I’m drunk that voice in my head kinda disappears.
Since this was the college ball it was run by the Students Union and some a few people from other college’s students union were there too on Wednesday night. I saw one of the people during the meal and I was like “Oh my God, he’s here? Is that really him? I finally get to meet that POWERful person!!” His speeches are meant to be one of the best things ever. I feel like making up a line for him like the line in Grease that goes “A hickey from Kenickie is like a Hallmark card.” So instead of that have something like “There’s nothing more passionate than an hour with Power.” Probably doesn’t have the same catchiness, I’ll work on it. He is actually so lovely and I think he’s my straight crush now he was so cute in person. I had to refrain myself from singing the Max Power song from the Simpsons and replacing it with his name. I nearly did but I decided against it. While we were talking to him about Student’s Union, Jodi told him that she was offered the Equality and Citizenship officer role because the guy who was supposed to be doing it can’t anymore. I know Jodi isn’t doing anything SU related next year since it’s her final year so I was like “Is it really? Could I go for that?” Jodi replied with “Fuck you, they asked me!” I was like “Yeah but you’re not doing anything in the SU next year. You’re going for Welfare the year after.” She said “Yeah I am and I’m going to win!” While we were outside in the smoking area with Flower Power (I think that’s the best name I can give him in this) he was saying how he had the best dimples and I interjected immediately like “No you don’t I do!” He was like “Let me have a look” So I smiled and before he reacted Jodi was like “She’s right, Sandra totally wins sorry Power.”
I think that was pretty much all that happened during the night. There was buses leaving the hotel but I stayed an extra half an hour and got a taxi back with the lads I was staying with. I was going to bed at 4am and I got up for college at 7:15am. I went the first hour of my 2 hour practical because we got a break half way through at 10am and I went into the radio studio and sat down and I just did not want to get back up I was so tired, I didn’t go to any other classes for the rest of the day. The first of my other classes because I was falling asleep and I was comfy. The other class that I skipped wasn’t too important and the lecturer left the 2 hour class after 45 minutes anyways!! I saw Jodi eventually and she didn’t remember some of what had happened the night before so it’s a good thing I have such a good memory!! Apparently I was acting a bit weird yesterday. She was like “Is there something wrong you acting a bit different towards me? Did we have a fight or something last night?” I was like “No, how am I acting differently?” I asked one of the lads today was I doing something different and he was like “Yeah you were being a bit quieter than normal, you usually laugh a lot more and you just weren’t reacting to some things and you would just laugh a little.” Either way I was in a great mood yesterday around that time. I was really happy. I’ve actually been extremely happy for like the last week which I guess is to be expected after having two weeks of major anxiety.