I will say, though, that I feel better today than I did Friday. I woke up ridiculously hung over, a hangover which, despite my greatest efforts made me feel progressively worse throughout the day, bringing me to believe that I was coming down with a cold. I went to the CVS across from work to pick up some Echinacea, some Vitamin C drops, some of that Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief stuff. I called in sick to my social life and had an evening of Zen Time to myself on Friday night, which was much deserved and wonderfully refreshing. I still felt a little off on Saturday, which left me worrying about the F.A.G.A.B.E. (or First Annual Games and Beer Evening) party I was planning for Saturday night.
Well, the party went swimmingly and well past six in the mo’noin. I woke up rightfully tired on Sunday, but my cold symptoms (knock, knock) seem to have subsided.
As for the Alka-Seltzer, believe the commercials. It’s that good. My barely-open eyes perked up, no more tummyache, fewer clouds in brain. But the best part was reading the label. It said stuff like “contains the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, don’t use this medicine if you are on a sodium-restricted diet, contact a doctor if symptoms persist for more than three days” etc, etc, and at the bottom: “Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief is for the treatment of headaches, nausea and body aches due to hangover. Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief is NOT A SUBSITUTE FOR SLEEP.”