New Year’s Eve 2007 was definitely the best. It was ridiculously hilarious. The night started out rather normal until one of my ditzy friends started drinking her Pepsi. “Mmm… this is good!” We all look at her wondering what her deal is. I sarcastically said something about her not knowing what pop tasted like and she said with childlike enthusiasm, “I haven’t had pop in about a year! I forgot what it tasted like!” We all burst out laughing.
It only got better when we started playing the game psychiatrist, and if you have never played it you definitely should. In the first game, the ditzy friend was the psychiatrist and she had never played it before. The game is most fun when the psychiatrist doesn’t have any experience. In the game we all have the same problem and she’s trying to figure out what it is by asking simple questions. For this round we chose to take on the character of the second person to our left. Every time she’d start to catch on to what our problem was, we would yell “Psychiatrist!” and switch seats. At first she was so confused that she was determined our problem had to do with Cedar Point. I don’t know why. Maybe because we were all laughing. But finally after several questions she asked one of my older, wiser friends, “Are you sure you’ve been to cedar point?” She assured her that she had. Then my ditzy friend decided to move on to asking if we were male or female. There was only one guy at this party and so every time he would have to answer female. Finally after being asked over 10 times he says, “No, I am not male and I will never be male no matter what!!” It was the funniest quote of the game.
The next psychiatrist we chose was the older, wiser friend of mine. We decided for this game that the person who was holding their cup at the time was the character we would all be. We thought this one would be a lot easier, but it definitely wasn’t. At one point the older, wiser friend was asking questions about what we were wearing, and since none of us were “wearing” what we were actually wearing all of a sudden she decided, “The problem is none of you are wearing clothes and it’s embarrassing!!”
Then my ditzy friend decided while holding her cup, that she couldn’t resist sniffing the cup because she loved the smell of Pepsi so much. Later in the game my older, wiser friend asked her “have you sniffed the cup in your hand?” The ditzy friend giggled and looked sheepishly through it while saying “too many times!!” Then the older, wiser friend looked at me and said, “Pick up your cup!!” I picked it up. “Now are you female?” Laughing hysterically I answered, “Yes, I am still female…” Memories that will last a lifetime continued throughout the night.