Monday, September 8, 2008

I Swear I'll Never...

…drink again. This past Friday night kicked my ass. I didn’t go to a bar. I didn’t even leave my house. I didn’t do any shots. All I drank was beer, but apparently way too much…without eating.

My son and his girlfriend came over and we were in pursuit of this:



So on and on we played. And on and on we drank. I have no recollection of what time we went to bed. I do remember waking up about 8:00 a.m. on Saturday with the headache from hell. I popped two Excedrin Migraine, downed a can of Diet Pepsi and went back to bed…for about one minute. That’s when the queasy stomach kicked in.

I spent all of Saturday with my head either in the toilet or under a pillow, occasionally coming up for air. I missed going to see the Flugtag in Chicago with My Better Half during the day and our first day of bowling (real bowling, not Wii) in the evening. Yesterday morning my stomach felt better and I was finally able to keep food down, but my head still hurt. That was finally remedied early afternoon with the best cure known (i.e. sex…sorry MIL). I finally got my ass out the door to get some errands run about 3:00. I feel much better now, but I swear I’ll never drink again. Or least not until this Friday when I’ll be away for Girls’ Weekend.

Don’t forget about this week’s Give-Away. You have to leave me comments to qualify. So here’s your chance to tell me how I shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach or to make sure I drink in moderation. You can use this opportunity to share your own hangover story or tell me your hangover cure. It doesn’t matter what you comment about, just comment.

22 comments:

Selma said...

Oh, you poor thing, there is nothing worse than a mega-hangover. As a cure I swear by chicken and chips (fries) from the local takeaway and a bottle of Pepsi Max. Must be Pepsi, Coke just doesn't do it (and I am a Coke drinker). Your method for eliminating the hangover sounds good too though (nudge nudge, wink wink). Hope you feel better today!

Heather said...

Glad you're feeling better. The last time I drank that much beer I don't remember the walk home and my husband claims I sat by the toilet for two hours although I never threw up. That was in Feb. and I haven't had much to drink since then.

cuz'n carol said...

Linda, Linda, Linda...
Shame on you.
I suck at drinking, so I have no hangover stories to tell cuz I've never had one. Its just not something I've ever been good at. I have no desire to vomit.
Hope you're feeling better tho, and stay away from that stuff - its EVIL!!

LceeL said...

I never knew that SEX was a cure for hangover - or good at cleaning up the remnants of one. That is, however, good information. Now - if I could just get Annie drunk - which I've never been able to do in the 31 years and 11 months that I have known her. Not that I haven't TRIED. But then again, that WAS a long time ago.

Megan said...

Not eating + drinking = worst. thing. ever. You certainly can't swear drinking away (if only because I look to you for fun recipes!), but you should swear to always eat when you drink!!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Maybe you should have substituted that beer for some Diet Pepsi!

Lisa J said...

Well you already know how I feel about alcohol. Why would you want to put yourself through that? I just don't get it.....had enough puking when I was pregnant, at least that produced a beautiful baby girl. You...oh!!!!you tried to MAKE the beautiful baby girl..I see how you think now.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Selma:
Usually popsicles, lots of them, help me. It feels like I’m eating something solid, though I’m not, and helps get me rehydrated.

Heather:
I am feeling better…now.

Cuz’n carol
You’ve never had a hang over? Ever?

Lceel:
The sex is for the headache!

Meagan:
There’ll be more drink recipes…just not this week!

GLHW:
You’re probably right.

Lisa J:
Nooooo, we were not trying to make a baby. Toooo old for that!

Richard Whackman said...

I don't know, 3699, that sounds a lot more like food poisoning or something like that than a hangover. The thing about beer is that you've got a certain kind of record of how much you drank with each empty bottle. Did you go through a 12 pack? More?

Well, I've got a long lecture on hangover avoidance but when the motrin or whatever you've taken, still doesn't help you know you've got a serious one.

All I'll say is that sometimes these things happen. It isn't the end of the world, just proof that you went too far that time. If you get like this on a regular basis, that's a different story. But once in a rare while - no need to swear off drinking.

Reddirt Woman said...

You want to know what is really hard to cure? That is a sympathy hangover... I used to live with someone who would go out and get drunk as a lord and I'd be the one that woke up with the hangover even though I hadn't had a thing to drink. When we split, I didn't have any more hangovers... unless I did the drinking, and, boy, did they miss me for not having their's anymore. I was later told that was one of the things missed most by our split... My loss, their gain..:-)

But I feel your pain...

Helen G.

CK said...

The beer didn't help matters, but I believe you would have been miserable this weekend without it. We can't control the weather trigger, and short of having my head in the toilet I was sick all weekend, too, with a migraine that went right to my stomach (the worst kind)... and I did not have any alcohol in my system. The misery lightened up a bit with the rainfall yesterday, and it finally kicked with today's downpours.

countrygirl3031 said...

LMAO Linda...I didn't know that sex was a cure all for a hangover..hmmm...

Glenn swears by a glass of water before he goes to bed. I haven't had a hangover in ages...I guess I'm not drinking enough!!!

Glad you're feeling better!
Hugz,
Michele

cuz'n carol said...

Nope, I've never had a hangover - ever.
And now I'm totally cheating cuz I left TWO comments so that the random integer generator has twice the chance of finding me!!!
Ain't I smart??
wait.......don't answer that.

Immoral Matriarch said...

Oh, ugh - I'm sorry! I've always claimed swallowing - yes that kind of swallowing - relieves cramps.

Immoral Matriarch said...

Not sorry about sex - sorry about the ailments! LOL

Michael C said...

I'm sorry you didn't feel well and then I'm glad you uh, got well, but I can't get over the 300 on Wii Bowling. Did you guys really achieve it?! Lo the many nights I've stayed up too long bowling towards my tv in that pursuit!!

Weeksie50 said...

300 On Wii Bowling. You guys are amazing..I celebrate when I get in the low 100's..

Becky

Eva said...

What's a "Wii"??? Just kiddin'.

Sorry you got so wasted. I noticed when I turned 30 that I could no longer drink a lot and get away with it. That made me HATE my thirties from the get-go. Then I discovered the hangover cure when you're in your thirties and I forgave my thirties. We're buds now. :)

YFA said...

You get no sympathy from me:(

meleah rebeccah said...

Ugh. Beer hangovers are awful and they last forever. Thats why I only drink Grey Goose.

Glad you are feeling better!

Barb said...

You think that was a bad Friday OH MY wait till this week-end w/the girls Have a fun time &no hangovers

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I was always taught to eat while drinking (even if it's just pretzels) and to alternate drinks with water. Then? Take two aspirin/ibuprofen/acetaminophen (did I spell all that right?) before bed.

Never been sick once. :) Glad you're feeling better.