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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hangovers - A to Z Blog Challenge

So I was just making my posts for my beer blog, while sampling some product, and then came over here to talk about the letter H and realized I had nothing to talk about. I thought about talking about "High Tea" which is a British thing, and since a good lot of the folks doing this challenge seem to be from the UK I thought it'd be nice... But instead, I decided I'd talk about something I may have tomorrow, after planning ahead for my beer blog... A hangover.

I'm drinking today. That much is clear, and I'm thanking God or maybe just Google for the spell check right now...

I've noticed in the past that those who refuse to drink also refuse to give those of us who do drink any slack when it comes to hangovers. "Your own fault" they say, but... in the event that these non-drinkers actually do have a drink or two, the world has to stop the next day if they themselves are over-hung, am I right??

My first hangover:
I remember back after college... and I left college after my first year, so if you do the math, I was just about 18. I had always been a good kid, I never drank before, but a friend /roommate of mine who was a bit older had a case of beer, and he offered me a few. I'd just broken up with my first-ever girlfriend, thus I thought I had nothing left to live for, so I partook. I had 4 beers in 20 minutes. Shortly after finishing them my friend / roommate informed me "We gotta hit the sack, we got work tomorrow". I'd just started to feel the numbness in my ears and nose for the first time... and I went to sleep... He made me sleep on his floor so he could keep an eye on me, and wake me up in the morning...Thank god... I woke a couple of hours later, with the spins. I swear, the room was moving all around me. I stumbled down the stairs to the bathroom, and barfed things I didn't remember eating...

The job was installing ductwork for an HVAC company, which I'd never done before. My job as the "helper" was to wrap the ducts in fiberglass insulation, and do whatever the guy I was helping didn't want to do... and I was SO hungover...

I remember the job, Wellesley mass, which was a very well to do area and still is... Houses that go for over two million dollars, etc... and there I was, wrapping 7" ducts in fluffy yellow fiberglass. I remember the guy I was helping:  "Mike". He had a digestion problem due to eating Chinese food the night before... and I had the misfortune of needing to use the bathroom right after him...

Yeah, that's the stuff that makes memories.

Do you have any memories of your first hangover? Still waiting for your first? Do you have a story about your friend's first hangover that you'd like to rub their faces in?? This is the place to do it!!