Saturday, 23 August 2008

Impossible hangover

Is it possible to be hungover without having actually imbibed any alcohol?

It clearly must be, because I have a pounding headache, aching body, nausea, miserable liver, and yet I had no alcohol yesterday  or today. Whatsoever. This makes no bloody sense.

Other people at least get to have some fun before they have the consequences. Hmm. Maybe I caught someone's hangover. Maybe some evil bastard drank like the devil and passed his hangover on to me. Like a cold.

The last time I drank even a smidgin of alcohol happened to coincide with my deciding to eat sausages that had been in my freezer for over a year. Don't ask. It seemed like a good idea at the time, when I was starving. I threw up for a day and a half, and now my measly brain associates that terribleness with alcohol, when in fact I hadn't drunk enough to make a monkey feel funky. So I cannot really tolerate alcohol at the moment anyway.

I don't quite understand what I am being punished for right now, but it has something to do with the fact that we lost the cricket to England. I spent the whole of yesterday in Leeds in somewhat icy conditions watching us lose, and now I am hungover. My scientific brain sees the glaring rule of cause and effect right there. The English crowd were, well, pissed; are English crowds at sporting events not pissed by definition? Maybe I am hungover off of their fumes.

Going to go curl up in a ball now and moan softly.

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redsaid said...

Poor Po! May you feel un-hungover again very soon!

And by the way? If it's any consolation? I was soooo hungover on Thursday morning, even my hair hurt... But I deserved to feel like that, because I actually made an effort to party on Wednesday night. Doesn't take much, though, because despite being built like an SUV, I'm remarkably light on 'fuel'...

po said...

Hey, thanks, am much better now!

I am also remarkably light on fuel these days, at least in the hangover department, it must be age or something.