Today, I'm just in the mood to talk. If I tell you mine…will you tell me yours?
I'm first and foremost…a Sailor. I have hit my fair share of foreign ports and excessive parties. However, there have been only a few instances when the day after was a disaster.
The most absolute, utter fail, and totally over the top hang over came after a night of bar/base hopping in Okinawa, Japan.
They have this drink called a Strong Island and to be fair, it's basically a Long Island Ice Tea on steroids. The potency of this drink…OMG!!! It's potent. After one, you have and nice warm fuzzy feeling. The second one has you pretty damn nice. If you are stupid enough, myself included, three or more, it's basically the phase before the blackout.
I managed to walk out of the first bar, in my stilettos and into another club across the street. Here is where I made one of many mistakes at this point. I put myself on a collision course to fail when I had to buy a drink to get in.
Why??? Why did I do it?
Cause…I'm stupid. That's why.
I ordered a Tequila Sunrise…yes you read correctly. I MIXED drinks!!! The first three really didn't take effect immediately but after an hour or two…mixed with several shots of random shit…the bulkhead was basically the only reason I was still standing.
Fast forward. Some dumbass decided I should eat something. Worst mistake of the night. The ultimate worst mistake. Food and alcohol do not mix well with me at all. Just like water and alcohol don't mix well for me either. I can't have either one when I'm drinking.
Long story short…I bar hopped a bit more. Then threw up EVERY WHERE in my barracks room. There wasn't a spot on or near my bed that I didn't miss. Sadly, I slept in it too.
When I woke up the next evening, the pain from my head, dizziness, and the ability to make coherent sentences was overwhelming.
The Japanese lady who came into my room to clean it left and came back with cleaning supplies and told me to clean the room myself. I have never been so grossed out in my life. Last time I did that.
Here are my top three remedies for a monster hang over:
1. Sleep it off if you can.
2. Steamed rice and 2 aspirin. I don't know…it seems to work for me.
3. If all else fails…have another drink.
I told…I'm a Sailor. We play by different rules. IJS.
What's your favorite hang over story or remedy? Please share.
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