I turned 40 yesterday. It’s terrible. I should definitely invent time travel and go back to 39! Seriously, you wouldn’t think 1 day makes a difference, but here I am, hungover, blogging from close proximity to a bathroom, after splitting a bottle of really good wine with a friend, and having 2 drinks with dinner. Since the preventive method didn’t work, (much like the birth control, it is important to use it all the time, but sometimes a little something can sneak through.) I thought, this is a good opportunity to try a fan suggestion. Randall is a firefighter #FirstRespondersRock, who has had a few drinks and then had to get up and function at 100% the next day. He swears by waking up a couple hours before you have to be up, drinking as much water as humanly possible, taking an Advil, and going back to sleep. This morning I woke up at 6:30, and was dead. My handy dandy prevention pills just laughing at me from somewhere besides my liver and stomach. I figured, I’m dead anyway, and have been 40 now for an entire day, I’ll try it your way, Randall. So I dragged my sick little self out to the kitchen, forced myself to drink an entire pint of water with an Advil, closed the blinds and went back to sleep. I will say, I was able to sleep, which normally wouldn’t happen. And I slept off and on, but mostly on, until 10:30. At 10:30 I sort of cautiously checked in with my body and seemed ok. But I was not. So, I thought, something has to work, right? 1/2 of a bottle of wine can’t be my undoing! This isn’t how my story ends.
And it isn’t. I drank a glass of water with a Nuun tablet, I ate some tums, I took a shower, I stayed close to the bathroom. And here we are at 12:45, still hungover. But, less hungover than I was 2 hours ago… Right now you are thinking, “Julie, what’s the lesson? What’s the cure? Where is the hope? What do I do? What have I done?” The lesson is, stay 39! And if you can’t do that, drink more water, less alcohol, and hang on tight, it’s going to be a rough day! Thanks for coming on the journey with me, my favorite drunkies! I love you all, and you know it’s not the alcohol talking.
4 thoughts on “The Randall method”
Jules, you forgot some steps to the “Randall” method. When you wake up, you brush your teeth, massage your eyes with cold running water, take a couple of Advil, drink as much water as humanly possible, then pop a couple of antacids, then go back to sleep.
Ahhhhhh, no wonder it didn’t work right! I’ll try it again next time.
Noted. Stay 39. I’ll work on that!
Give it the old college try!