It’s been so long since I’ve gone day drinking that I forgot how bad I am at it! Yesterday I went with Dave to watch the parades. We started drinking at 1:30, and by 3 I was pretty drunk. I had a good time at the parades, but by 6 I had already sobered up and was ready to go home. I fell asleep at 7:30, woke up with major stomach cramps at 8:30, and was pretty sick for the next hour or so. Drinking alka seltzer helped, and I finally started to feel better around 10.
This morning I woke up with a huge headache and a big bump on my head (just above my hairline, thank god it’s not visible!). I remembered Dave and I had stopped by his friend’s house. We went around back to see if the friend was home, but he wasn’t. As I turned around to go back to the street I walked straight into an air conditioner that was sticking out of a window. BOOM. It hurt so much I started crying.
So yeah, I’m not good at day drinking and roaming the streets while intoxicated. I’m pretty much over this whole Mardi Gras thing, and I have to say, I am NOT looking forward to doing it again next weekend. (And next weekend will be worse, because those are major parades, and if you want a good seat/view you need to get there at 10 am to watch a parade that doesn’t start until 4:30. So Saturday and Sunday are going to be longggg days.)
Fortunately I have five days to recover. And I have an entirely different game plan for next weekend – I’m not going to drink that much. Pretty simple, isn’t it? After all, there’s no rule that says you have to get wasted at Mardi Gras. I’ll just have a few beers and watch the parades. No big deal.