O....M.....G. I had a Halloween party at my house last night and we had an absolute BLAST! Blowing off steam from a stressful workweek was just what I needed. My house was just full of candles, pumpkins, black lights, scary masks, and witch hats! The food was awesome - pounds of shrimp, hot wings, pasta salad, chips, dips, even chocolate spiders. I made orange Monster martinis with candy bone finger stirrers - so cute! And everyone wore the coolest costumes. We had a big wonderful fire in the fireplace on the deck and temps outside were perfect. We played all kinds of music - all with "death" in the titles - remember OingoBoingo's song "Dead man's Party?" It was fun........BUT.......oh the price of fun sometimes includes a hangover. And fyi everyone: the hangover is worse with a band - does everyone else already know this and forgot to tell me?
Thank goodness I didn't *really* feel like I wanted to throw up because that would have been tortuous. Seriously. So soon to be bandsters - why is the hangover worse with a band - its probably not why you think. The reason is that when you do not have restriction and you can eat WHILE you're drinking - you're better able to take it slow and pace yourself. The food absorbs the alcohol effects. You know how much you can drink and how much is too much - BUT - you know that amount based on drinking while EATing. If you can't eat much - I only had like 2 shrimp and one hotwing - suddenly the VERY SAME amount you're used to drinking and being just a little *~happy~* turns into TOO MUCH. Capice? I woke up with a raging headache and since I'm very tight/restricted in the morning it was difficult to swallow 3 advil and attempt to rehydrate myself. And it was difficult to eat something which always makes my personal hangovers better. As soon as the Advil kicked in and I took a shower, I felt better.
But wow - note to self:
1. drink less than I used to be able to
2. drink lots of water before going to bed
3. take 3 advil before going to bed.
As soon as I get the pictures from my friend, I'll share them........oh what a night!
And one last thing - yesterday I was 210.5, and this morning I was 209.5! That made my hungover face smile!