Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Obligatory New Years Post

Forgive me for not doing a public reflection on 2012 - but some things just aren't meant to be shared with the world.... and New Year's Resolutions? Never been into them.

I will, however, share with you a fun encounter I had with a super drunk tourist at about 4pm on New Years Eve while I was working at Pedro's...

Me: "That's $60Belize."
Drunk Chick: "How many? 15?"

Me: "Sixty. Six-Zero."
Drunk Chick: "Sixteen?"

Me: "Sixty. They're ten dollars each... you ordered six... that's sixty."
Drunk Chick: "Oh, ok, here you go."

Me: "This is a two dollar bill."
Drunk Chick: "How much do I owe you?"

Me: "Now you owe me 58."
Drunk Chick: "Really?? Ok, here's more."

Me: "We're getting closer, this one is a 50. I just need 8 more bucks and we're square."
Drunk Chick: "Are you serious? Ok, hold on...I'm drunk..."

Between her and her five friends, they did, somehow, manage to come up with another 8 Belize dollars to finish paying for their shots... and to break at least one shot glass before buggering off.

I'm not complaining about this at all - they were drunk and happy, and I was highly entertained for the few minutes that they were in the bar - so it was a totally fine way to kick of the New Year Celebrations - which "officially" began with a champagne toast at 6 pm (for the "English New Year")

Everyone headed to town for the real party sometime around 10 o'clock, and I followed shortly after cleaning up and closing the bar.
I don't usually "do" New Years Eve - but this was my first one in San Pedro, so I had to go check it out for a little while, and it was pretty much exactly how I expected it to be.... A lot of people, a lot of drunk people, a lot of girls wearing very short, very tight, sparkly dresses and very, very high-heeled shoes and lots of kids running around and having fun in the park.

I went into Fido's for a hot minute to meet up with some people.... but it was way too crowded and crazy for me, so I bounced right on out and wandered over to the street party in front of Lola's after watching the fireworks display on the beach for a bit.

There aren't many good pics, but here's what I got:

I have no idea what was going on on the stage - I was just passing by


I have no idea who he is - but everyone else was taking his picture, so I got in on it.

 Lola's street party

I really didn't do much, other than just walk around and do some serious people watching, but I still managed to stay out until almost 4am somehow.
*A little heads up - taxi drivers double their rates for a ride home at 3:30am on New Years Eve.
Fair enough, I suppose....



  1. Carrie - I really enjoy your blog. Thanks and enjoy your adventures in 2013.

  2. Well, i had sparkly shoes here on the peninsula instead of a sparkly dress, but I did manage to get drunker 'n Cooter Brown, which I never planned to do! I'll bet New Years in SP was a whoot! Thanks for sharing the pics!

    1. I almost spit out my coffee at the "drunker 'n Cooter Brown" part... hahahaaaa, thanks for that!!
      Happy New Year... where are YOUR pics?? ;)