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December 18, 2010



hee hee hee!

WHAT did possess you to try Red Bull for the first time while you were pregnant?

Oh, wait! I think I know the answer to that!
You are such a dork and I love ya!

I was hoping you would be heading back soon.
I don't see you much, but I like knowing you are nearby just incase!


Oh. Sick. I cannot imagine ever drinking that stuff. Pregnant or otherwise. However, my husband will drink it and you should keep the pull tab if you still have the can. They are usually a nice bright neon color and look cute on your keyring. I wouldn't know that though. :o)
I hope you feel better soon, I am so sorry for that horrid experience. Drive safe!

LOL, I can't help but laugh, I'm sorry Amanda.

My bestie lives 7 hours away in upstate NY (though it may be only two hours if Joe gets this job in western NY!!! [and we're still waiting to hear back from MN...they aren't doing interviews until after Christmas though]).

Last time her husband drove them to come visit us here in RI, he drank a few of those Red Bulls and lengthened their trip considerably because of the need to stop and pee Those things are bad news for ya!

Hope the rest of your trip goes much more smoothly. :-)


I have also thrown up red bull before... it may or may not have had alcohol mixed with it and I was FOR SURE not pregnant. Red bull tastes icky even if you arent throwing it up- I feel so bad for you today! Hang in there!


It only took one sip for me to make me ill - Hope you recover quickly!!! Can't wait to hear more about your trip! AND see pictures! :)


Oh man, I'm completely nauseous just reading this. Oh wait, I was nauseous before, but now it's the serious "look away, stop thinking about it now" kind. Hope you make it safely home--quick!


Next time pull over and sleep oh the side of the road or at a rest stop! Seriously!! I have done it, when it was just me and the kids. Red Bull and puke really do go together. BLECK!! Sounds like you need some green juice when you get home :)

Janmary, N Ireland

Poor you - hope you make it home safely.

Never tried the stuff and certainly even less tempted now!

Becki D

You goober!!! :-P


You are a brave woman. :) I'm afraid of that stuff, I won't try it and I'm NOT pregnant.


Bleh! Energy drinks are all nasty!

CM @ A Little Lilac

Ha! Is it okay if I call you a goober too, like Becki did??? ;-)

Don't feel bad, I did the goofiest things when I was pregnant too. It's pregnancy brain, I tell ya.

Hope you guys make it home safely. I'll have to go check your tweets to see if you're back yet.

Amy K

Oh, you poor thing, that sounds miserable! Sorry, I've never had a Red Bull, so I can't relate. Baby was probably dancing all over, and was the only one who responded to the need to stay awake with Red Bull! :)
You had me laughing with the GPS lady....
Prayers for safe and uneventful travels the remainder of your trip and feeling well!
Blessings sweet Amanda.....


Ohhh, bad night. I hope you drive during the day and sleep at night on the return visit. ;-) And be kind to your bladder -- caffeine irritates the bladder and the irritation results in the feeling that you have to pee. So drink water only for a couple of days to let your bladder rest. I think I read that red bull has three times the caffeine that coke has. It's even been banned in some European countries, so no more Red Bull for baby. Enjoy your vacation!

bridget {bake at 350}

"I thought of no less then 40 amazing tweets that I was desperate to share on twitter" LOL

Oh, poor thing! ;) I think the answer to staying awake is chocolate....lots and lots of chocolate. You know those BAGS of mini chocolate donuts...THAT'S what you needed!

Amanda Rettke

Great advice Barbara!  I could not agree more!  That is the first (and last!!) coffee I have drank during this pregnancy, as well as the Red Bull.

Be blessed!


Oh. My. Gosh. That was hilarious and sick all at the same time. That takes talent. I hope you are feeling better. The only Red Bull Doug ever drank was on the way home from Florida. There was a Red Bull guy handing them out (it was Spring Break week) at some gas station. I have never seen my hubby like that. Not even after a 2 liter of Mountain Dew.
Hope you and babe can get some rest and the kids get settled back at home soon.

Amanda! LOL, I just had this brainstorm! Drinking Red Bull sounds a LOT like living with ADHD! LOL!!!


Thanks for the chuckle! I'm happy to know I am in good company when it comes to doing something and then think back and say "what was I thinking?!" Travel Safe!

Judith Norman

Wow! I've never had Red Bull. Now I know not to try it. Glad you're safe.


Oh. My. Word! You are hilarious! I had never tried Red Bull... I mean, by itself, but I imagine it would do fun stuff to my head. Unlike last Friday when I drank 3 cups of coffee and then took my A.D.D. medication and I tweeted about how my ex got my boobs in the divorce! (still totally true though)

Sorry you got sick though. That's a bummer. Maybe next time you try a Red Bull, do it after the baby is born and you're at home so you can tweet funny stuff to your hearts content!


I do not know rather to laugh or cry for you. I did laugh and think oh my I am never trying red bull.


Holy Cow! That was a brilliant literary odyssey into the horrors of mid-term pregnancy "logical" decisions. I thought I was the queen of "this is a great idea!" but I pass my crown to you. This tops my "sure, I'm three months pregnant puking every few hours and I'm going to be in the car, but hey that chili dog looks great" experience by far.

I'm glad you've recovered and have sworn off the Bull. :)

Alciia V

Oh my! I have never drank Red Bull but sure am not going to try it now that I read this! lol


roflmbo!!! I love this post far too much! I like so many others have never had a Red Bull ever, and never been tempted, yet reading this thought "maybe if I had so much energy I could get my house completely clean!" But...I'm just not that motivated to go out and buy one and I don't know if I could handle drinking it as it is! LOL

This has to rate right up there with my decision a couple weeks ago to go down a super fast metal slide while it was wet and kids had dug the snow out from the bottom and I landed HARD,HARD,HARD!! LOL

Thanks for the giggles!

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