Monday, January 3, 2011

The Worst Hangover Ever!

Well, New Year's Eve 2010 will go down as very memorable for Blondie and me. We went to a friend's house where he and his wife were hosting a party for many of their friends. The evening started out great; we met many new friends and enjoyed visiting with them. I even played Deadmau5 for the night; I appreciated that our hosts let me play some great dance music for their party.

As with any great party, there was alcohol available so Blondie and I decided to partake for the evening. We brought gin and cranberry juice, which makes for a very tasty drink. Throughout the evening, we made a few of those drinks for ourselves and were feeling pretty good. We ended up sitting at a table with our good friend Urban Koda and his wife along with some other partygoers. As you might expect, drinks and shots started floating around the table. We were trying shots of various alcohols and enjoying the tastes. We even had a shot of authentic tequila from Mexico that had a worm in the bottle.

The last shot that put us out was a straight vodka shot. After this, I hit rock-star status; I could no longer sit upright. I ended up lying down on the dining room floor and I was done! Blondie was able to stay upright and had people asking her if I was okay. Before midnight, I was barely coherent and fortunate enough to have a garbage can nearby because along with being unable to sit up, I puked multiple times into the can. Midnight came, and I remember hearing people saying "Happy New Year" along with party horns, but that is about it.

After a while, Blondie was able to get me to walk up the stairs to a bedroom and I crashed on the mattress. I was able to sleep for a little while, but by morning, the nausea started coming on strong. I had easy access to a bathroom, which enabled me to keep my friend's room clean. After multiple trips to the bathroom for both Blondie and I, we finally felt good enough to say goodbye to our friends and drive home at about 11 am Saturday morning. Even on the drive home, Blondie and I both puked, oh the memories, lol! We came home, immediately went to bed, and slept for the rest of the day before we started to feel better in the evening.

Today, I had the opportunity to tell my friend at work about our experience and he was proud of us. He said that we had certainly hit rock-star status with a party like that. I thought that was pretty funny. I will tell ya though; going through an experience like that makes us not want to drink again for a very long time. Just remembering the drinks and shots while on our way home was nausea inducing.

The funny thing is that we are not the first ones to experience too much drinking and a hangover. I guess we are just the novices. While driving home, we listened to our favorite radio station X96 and they played the perfect song for us. The Offspring with The Worst Hangover Ever.

I think I'll let the rock-stars live the rock-star lifestyle. It was fun to try out, but not something I want do again. Live and learn, right?


  1. This post made me laugh. I've never made it to rock star status -- I hate feeling sick too much. I've only puked once from drinking and that was enough for me. I'm a lightweight. I've also sworn off drinking alcohol of any kind Monday - Thursday. Then mostly just a few beers on the weekend. Much better for my waistline. ; )

    Glad you and Blondie survived and are feeling better.

  2. I was wondering what had tipped the scales for you! Probably best that I missed the vodka shots, otherwise I may have been right there with you guys the next morning.

    The Gin and Cranberry - That was pretty tasty, thanks!

    I think that the real tequila was pretty much the highlight of my night too - although I think it's an acquired taste I haven't yet acquired myself.

    I need to find out who got the horns though... I think our kids accounted for most of the blowing at midnight, and it continued for much of the drive home the next day.

    Glad you're feeling better!

  3. That's Rock Star status? Been there a few times. I've learned moderation now. Until next time, that is.

  4. Probably about as much of the Rock Star status that I can handle. I am sure there much bigger Rock Star status people than me. After feeling the effects, I think I won't be doing that again for quite some time. Certainly a New Year's Eve to remember, though.

  5. I can totally relate! Been there! I think most of us have to learn the hard way, then swear we'll NEVER DRINK AGAIN!! Then once we're recovered sufficiently, we try it again - but try to be in better control this time. Sometimes it creeps up before we know it, depending on what's in (or not) our systems already. It reminds me of the quote, "One tequila, two tequila, three tequila... floor!"

  6. you're going through what most of us never-Mos go through in college, and your body cannot handle it as well as a 20-year-old. it's fun but you pay for it.

  7. Stick with one drink/brand, nothing with suryp in it. Mixing various drinks in just a few hours is death everytime. Tequila is very ninja like, you're motoring along and down you go.