Three Hundred Twelve: Once in a Blue Moon

“What in the world is a hangover cure?”  – Brian Wilson

Sunday, November 9th

In fact, I get a hangover even less than once in a blue moon. The last time I remember having one was approximately ten years ago…which is why I lost the vivid memory of how wretched of an experience it really is.

Googling “hangover cures” doesn’t help. I only found a list of fruits that bloom once a year in southern equatorial regions to provide the vital enzymes to take the edge off this malady. Instead, I had the old-fashioned cure at my disposal. Suffering through it. Nausea. Fatigue. Dizziness. Ugh!

We were supposed to head north to my in-laws to drop the kids off, so my husband and I could go on a movie date with my sister and brother-in-law. Unfortunately, it was not going to happen. I felt awful. But my best bet would have been to sleep in the theater for three hours, and it didn’t look like that was going to happen. Especially in an IMAX theater.

So I was dropped off back at home and staggered inside. I made it into bed and woke up four hours later feeling much much better. I drank the required ounces of water and slowly recovered from the experience. Hangovers are just desserts. I’m glad that I felt the effects of over-indulging. Then, if I was tempted to drink in the future I’d be much more respectful of my body and its tolerance.

What is your go-to remedy when you over-indulge? Rest? A special diet? Abstinence?


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