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Partying with Nurses

October 18, 2017


Our son’s wedding was perfect; the weather was wonderful and the setting magical. The bride couldn’t have looked more beautiful, and the groom didn’t look too shabby, either. Mrs. Chatterbox lost it when CJ gently stroked his bride’s hands to keep her calm during the ceremony. But when all was said and done I was left with a question I needed answered.


Have any of you ever partied with nurses? Before our son’s wedding, I hadn’t either. It hardly needs to be said that my partying days are long behind me, not that there was ever much to brag about. I’ve always hated beer and that’s what most college guys drank back during my salad days. In fact, I was deemed an “early crash” and many a party took place around my slumbering form.


I was reminded of just how much my (admittedly modest) party instincts had atrophied over the years as our son’s wedding celebration stretched into the night. While I was getting bleary-eyed, half a dozen women, who I knew to be nurses (friends and co-workers of the bride) were partying hard, dancing up a storm hour after hour. I wondered where all that energy came from and was surprised when I learned the answer. I bet some of you can figure it out, so while others catch up, here’s a few pictures of the resort.





One of the eight pools




The sunset wedding took place on a veranda to the left above the overhang




A great place with many nearby hiking trails



Okay, I’ve kept you in suspense long enough. How were these nurses able to drink and party so long, even accepting invitations to party at another nearby wedding? The nurses brought injectable saline solutions to keep themselves hydrated so they could party all night long. I’d never heard of this, and have since learned there’s a van service in Las Vegas that drives around the strip. For a fee they’ll hydrate you with a saline solution.


I’d long suspected there were numbers in Vegas you could call for women to come and perform de-hydration services, but I didn’t know it worked the other way. Needless to say, I didn’t avail myself of this service.


Mrs. Chatterbox and I were back in our room by 11:30 pm.




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When I need an injectable saline solution I'd say it was time to quit, but I've heard of lots worse to keep you going. I think nurses and doctors have the kind of work and stress where they need to let go hard when they have the chance.
By: cranky on October 18, 2017
I wish I'd known that back in college. I'll have to forward this to one of my Facebook friends who's a nurse.
By: PT Dilloway on October 18, 2017
My party days weren't much more than yours so I will pass on injecting anything into my body.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on October 18, 2017
I've never heard of this "cure"!!
By: fishducky on October 18, 2017
Injectable saline sounds bizarre - I'd also opt for turning in early. And 11:30pm means to me you partied pretty hard. Regardless, it looks like a gorgeous, first class wedding celebration was had. Congratulations to you and yours.
By: Robyn Engel on October 18, 2017
Yes, there are ways to keep yourself going, but eventually you do burn out. To me it's just not worth it.
By: messymimi on October 18, 2017
whew.....I never ever ever done that! Congrats to all in the family!
By: Kathe W. on October 18, 2017
This is a new one for me, too. I might have been a bit more of a partier than you back in the day, but not by much. Now I'm usually in bed asleep about the time most people even start to party, which is fine with me. Glad to hear the wedding was such a nice affair. My best to the bride and groom.
By: scott park on October 18, 2017
My word are some of us becoming the old models they put out on the loading dock to rust!! Before you said saline solution I was going to say they can party like that because they are YOUNGER!. Oh well--we've had our day. Guess we are the new relics. It happens to everyone, even those saline charged nurses-in time. Congrats! Sounds like a wonderful event.
By: Tom Cochrun on October 18, 2017
Wow! I never would have guessed that. I've never heard of such a thing. Kids these days! Congrats to CJ and his bride.
By: Val on October 18, 2017
I used to be able to party all night, but those days are long gone.
By: Rick Watson on October 18, 2017
I've never heard of nurses doing that. My answer was that when I worked in healthcare, I was in the best shape of my life because I performed so much physical labor. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on October 18, 2017
I thought they could party just because they knew how to be up all hours of the night plus they are on their feet all day..or all night. It looks like you had a great time and now your daughter is kidding it would be n emotional day
By: Birgit Bedesky on October 18, 2017
The woman who "made me a man" was a nurse and I have been fond of the profession ever since.
By: Catalyst on October 18, 2017
Catalyst's comment put a smile on my face. BTW... I'm married to a nurse.
By: Daniel LaFrance on October 18, 2017
I first thought younger also:) They probably stumbled on this "cure" while working the long, hard hours they are faced with daily Not sure I'd want a bunch of needle marks in my arm though.
By: Arkansas Patti on October 19, 2017
that's pretty hard core.
By: Ellen Abbott on October 20, 2017
I have never heard of such a thing, I can't imagine being injected with saline so I can continue partying...I think I'll just have to exit the party early ;)
By: Jimmy on October 20, 2017
I'd never heard of injecting saline solution to be able to keep going, either. Not sure how that would work...and if drinking Gatorade would have the same effect? My thought was that being used to working night shifts would enable nurses to party long into the night.
By: Pixel Peeper on October 22, 2017

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