Flaming Jesus

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At the ripe old age of 21, I had my bachelorette party. My mom – never one to miss out on anything – volunteered to be our designated driver.

Things were going well – there were matching T-shirts, lots of singing, lots of drinking…

Flaming Jesus Shot

And then a pregnant bartender brought me a special shot.

In the blink of an eye, she dipped my fingers in alcohol, set them on fire, put them in my mouth to put out the fire and then had me drink the shot.

It’s called a Flaming Jesus.

I thought I was awesome.

My mom was terrified.

My Mom at My Bachelorette Party

Be sure to read the comments for clarification on my outfit change – and my mom’s take on what went down…


  1. Kai

    February 14, 2012 at 7:56 am

    That actually sounds WAAAAY cool! Of course, I’ve been up for almost 30 hours, and French toast with ketchup and wasabi would probably sound cool about now! At any rate, it’s definitely the inspiration for a blog post I plan to do tomorrow! HAHAHAHA – it brought back memories of … well, you’ll see. HAPPY HEART DAY TO YOU, STEVEN-NOT-MATT, THE KIDDOS, AND BIG HAIRY DOG WHOSE NAME ALSO BETTER BE BIG HAIRY DOG OR AT LEAST HARRY AND NOT MATT OR ROVER.

  2. sue

    February 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

    your poor mom! Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

  3. Magda Emmert

    February 14, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Lol, She does look terrified in this picture!

  4. [email protected] Bee

    February 14, 2012 at 8:48 am

    A. Why did I not know you when you were 21?!
    B. Your mom will get a huge prize in Heaven… Huge.

  5. Anita

    February 14, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Love the way you magically change your shirt in the photos! ;D (and I have to wonder what your Mom is thinking in that last pic?)

  6. Karina

    February 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Yeah!! i want to know the story on what happend to the beatiful portrait blouse…jijiji
    LOVE your mom…

  7. Libby

    February 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    hahaha you can’t make that stuff up! <3 it!

  8. jane

    February 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Yep me too Anna! wanna know the story, where the pretty T shirt gone…:P Do you have part 2?
    Love your mom.

  9. Karylle

    February 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I love the photos so much!!

  10. Anna

    February 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    The woman in the portrait is MADONNA! I called it my Madonna Shirt. I still have it. Sometimes I wear it to clean the house – but not very often (do I clean my house).

  11. Anna

    February 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I have spent all day trying to piece together that night and figure out what happened. After talking to two bridesmaids and my mom – we think that the first picture was taken at the “nice” restaurant we went to first. Then we went back to my mom’s house to change – and then we went out to the bars. At least we think that’s what happened… šŸ™‚

  12. Anita

    February 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Oh, too funny!

  13. Heather

    February 15, 2012 at 1:05 am

    This had me cracking up!! I love how completely opposite you were in that picture! She looks soooo unamused by what had gone on and you just look like you were ready to do it again. I would to have loved to have witnessed that for myself. I probably would have been flipping out too. I’m surprised she didn’t make up a story about how your family is deathly allergic to alcohol to keep you from doing stuff like that. Even under her supervision. šŸ™‚

  14. Megan and Emily

    February 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

    What would the bartender have done if you flipped out and ran away with your fingers on fire? I think that would have been my first thought was RUN! She’s trying to kill me! Lol but atleast it all worked out judging by the pictures y’all had a lot of fun!

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

  15. Mom

    February 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Oh where oh where do I begin?? First of all, I had never been to such an event so I wasn’t prepared for all of the “fun” and “enthusiasm”!! It began when I asked Anna to please enter the establishment quietly and not draw too much attention to our group (I also asked them to refer to me as” Mrs. Smith” because I worked in that community and had my own reputation to protect) Let’s just say it was ALL downhill from there!! I think by the time that picture was taken, one of the bridesmaids was sick in the bathroom, another was preparing to marry a local boy, my daughter was a flaming torch and patrons were coming up asking if I had been their school counselor!! I could go on but I’m not much of a talker….

  16. Amy @ Counting My Kisses

    February 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Absolutely hilarious…that picture is amazing. Love it!! šŸ™‚

  17. Becca

    September 13, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Mom- I totally love you! Anna your hilarious and you have an awesome mom (I’m sure you knew that lol) keep those posts coming please!!

  18. Janine Huldie

    September 13, 2013 at 6:49 am

    You and your mom always make me smile and this is no exception to the rule! Seriously awesome that your mom was the designated driver and of course had to read the comments t find out more and loved it!!

  19. Amy

    September 13, 2013 at 7:06 am

    That second picture is pure gold. My mom went to my bachelorette party, too. The server had to ask her to put her flask away.

  20. Kasey

    September 13, 2013 at 8:24 am

    This is hilarious! Your Mom looks terrified!

  21. Frugalistablog

    September 13, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Have I mentioned I love your mom? I love your mom. And your Madonna shirt looks like Drew Barrymore to me.

  22. MomChalant

    September 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Holy moly. Could you feel the fire? I would have to be really drunk to do that.

  23. Sue

    September 13, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    While your mom’s comments really make this story, they also 1. Make me damn happy I was too young for a bachelorette party the first time I got married and 2. Make me damn happy I was old enough to know better the second time around. LOL

  24. Kat Caldwell

    September 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Least your mum stayed sober Anna, I had a girls night at home and my newly divorced drunk mother proceeded to tell my friends about her THREESOME,!!!! Be happy she’s sane lol

  25. Bethany @ Bad Parenting Moments

    September 13, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Well, now I know what I want everyone to drink at my funeral.

  26. Katy Morgan (Katy in a Corner)

    September 13, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Your mom seems to make that “she’s my daughter, so I support her, but I do NOT approve of her behavior” face pretty often. Love it!

  27. jennybean

    September 14, 2013 at 8:43 am

    What I really want to know is if this was more or less traumatic for your mom than the coffeehouse incident?

  28. Sara

    September 14, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I look forward to your Mom’s comments as much as I look forward to your posts!

  29. Debbie McCormick

    September 14, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Oh how funny! My mom also went on mine. But it was my second marriage and I was 39. I don’t remember much but I do remember her taking me back to her house to spend the night AND erasing a lot of photos from my digital camera before I took it home to show my fiance.

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