Monday, February 8, 2010

Half Human

I went to a friend's last night for a Super Bowl party. Kind of small, 4 families, and coming off a cold I wanted to take it easy. I thought I was, because by the end of the game, I felt cold sober, no light-headedness at all. No feeling of a buzz, and I'd switched to water near the end of the third quarter. I think I had 5 or 6 beers, but it could have been a couple more. In any case, I had a nice headache by the time we got some and I fell asleep with it.

I woke up in the middle of the night, no headache, but dehydrated. I drank some water, and  I'd taken aspirin before I went to bed. When the alarm went off to get Delaney up, my head hurt again. More aspirin, some water, made some coffee, but I just felt ill. I had more coffee and water while waiting with Tia for her CAT scan, but just felt out of sorts. I hadn't slept well, after waking up around 2, I tossed and turned all night.

Finally we had brunch at IHOP, a nice greasy omelet and hash browns and I feel better now. Still a little hungover, but better.

I haven't felt like this in a long time. I usually cut myself off early, move to water or soda and take it easy, but apparently not last night. I don't miss this at all and I think this has cured me of having more than a couple beers for the foreseeable future.

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