Sunday, February 7, 2010

On Realizing I'm no longer 22...

This post has not much to do with fashion and more so to do with age and realizing that I soooo can not hang the way I used to back in the day. Ugh. Even saying that - back in the day - makes me feel like a geezer, because I now have a "day" to go back to.

Today I'm suffering the effects of the dreaded hangover. I haven't had one for quite some time and being reunited? It does not feel so good. It's like someone pressed the slow-motion button (He he, at least I'm up and showered and bloggin!) on me. I went out with friends last night and had a great time. I'm pretty sure I did not act a monkey, which is always fabilis to wake up and know you kept your ladylike manners together even while imbibing.

Okinawa has a service called Daiko, which involves 1 taxi and 2 drivers, who pick you up and drive your car home for you while you lead in the taxi, giving your best shot at directions in Japanese to your taxi driver friend.

So I am home, safe. But on a thunderstormy day like today, feelin the way I do, I just want blankets, some hot cocoa, some of my baby's Snack Size Valentine's Day Butterfinger bars, and movie after movie on dvd....with the volume turned down very low, if you please.

10 comments:

  1. I am sorry that you are not feeling well, but I am excited to hear about your night out!!!!
    I have to share another thing with you....one week to the exam....and I didn't even open the books yet! Could you please give me some motivation???

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  2. OMG. Hangovers are the worst. A preventative measure that I take is pretty much failproof: Drink loads of water while getting your drink on and before going to bed. Also take 2 Aleves. The next morning, Gatorade is a thing of the Gods. Or, the drunken Gods.

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  3. Ugg...Need Gatorade...
    Sending LOVE....
    Beth

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  4. Is Gatorade an openly known hangover necessity and why didn't I know this?? Thanks for the love, ladies.

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  5. Oh no, so sorry you're dealing with a hangover! It's been so long since I've had one, and it's all due to what you wrote: I can't hang like I used to!! I remember in my college days (I hate saying that!) I'd go out all the time and fully function the next day. Now, I stray away or think about what I have to do the next day before drinking too much while out. Isn't this ridiculous, and how did I get here??

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  6. Oh, it hits us all. Honey is supposed to be good for alleviating a hangover - something about the way the body processes that sugar and interfering with the alcohol. For me, V8 and buttered toast always helps.

    Feel better!!!

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  7. You girls have been great!

    DEA, I'm usually that way but I guess I was having too much fun! I learned my lesson, though. I'm too old for this!

    HeidiG, the V8 was exactly what I did!

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  8. Ohhhhhh....sorry to hear about the hangover.
    Yeah, we can party like 22 year olds (or at least think we can), but it's the recovery time that'll kill ya as we get older. Plus, I don't eat like I did in my 20's so the alcohol catches up with me quicker. I down 2 asprin and 16 oz of water as soon as I get home to offset the dreaded hangover. And stay away from sweet drinks.
    Feel better soon! Drink plenty of liquids!!

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  9. Ouch, hangovers! You're going to hate me for saying this, but I've actually never had one, even after a night of hittin' the ol' liquor. But I am very, very sure that it is an awful feeling. The taxi/driver service sounds so great, though! Because I know that most people who try to drive home drunk (ugh, such a baaaad idea!) do so because they either in denial about how drunk they are or don't want to go through the hassle of being car-less the next day.

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  10. wow that Daiko service is much needed in the U.S.!

    I agree with you, I definitely can't hang like I used to. I'm even starting to feel like that with fashion~~I know some people are able to pull off looks from Forever 21 but whenever I go in there I feel like I look like a 15 year old!

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