An event that has the appearance of falling completely apart at any moment, yet somehow manages to work out. Characterized by increased levels of both stress and enjoyment. Provides excellent story-telling material.
That trip where we drank rum and warm Pepsi and got stranded
on that island and it started raining so we had to sleep in an old Datsun on that guy
's front lawn when you were puking and we almost lost our jobs...man, that was a fiasco!