My Very Big, No Good Hang Over

Hang Over

Today I am very very hung over. Last night was the office Christmas party and I am now suffering for my abuse of the free bar and my bright idea that I should order as many drinks as I could carry (at least three) on each visit.

However, not everything about a hang over is bad. Once you get past the pounding headache and the ill stomach there are some benefits to having a hang over.

I don’t have to be intelligent, fast or witty today. I can be as slow and dim witted as I want. I don’t have to expect anything from myself so I can freely walk around in a daze. This also means every achievement, no matter how small becomes an epic accomplishment. Even the act of rolling out of bed this morning takes on the same level of achievement as climbing Mount Everest. Being able to write this post with a hang over may even be equivalent to the greatest accomplishment of non-hung over man kind.

I’m going to crawl under my desk and hide now until the hurty pain goes away.

17 responses to “My Very Big, No Good Hang Over”

  1. JaG says:

    Feel better soon!

  2. Rose says:

    Tonight is my daughter’s work Christmas party. Thank you for dropping by and commenting. I hope that you’re feeling better Stu.

  3. Aisling says:

    I wish I could be hung over!!! They don’t let me do anything in this stupid province!!!

  4. vallyP says:

    Aha! It’s back! I lost your comments – all of them! On every post! Even they were I also wrote you a mail to say so, so you can ignore that now, comrade citizen Stu ;-)

    Anyway, too bad about the hangover but consider it part of life’s rich tapestry! You have to be seriously hungover at least half a dozen times before you can join the ranks of the “hasbeens”, a very exclusive club of people who have all been…..yes, you guessed, seriously hungover at least half a dozen

  5. Charlemagne Stavanger says:

    Great leap of mankind for you to post this. yeeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhhh!!!

  6. Keith says:

    But if you hide away you might miss Santa, and then you wont get a pressie!

  7. ellen says:

    I feel that way most of the time, without the benefit of a good drunk. What a ripoff.

  8. marycub says:

    That tiny weeny miniscule benefit definitely does not out weigh the evil pounding disadvantages that a hang over brings.

  9. flicka says:

    you and me both… i had my worst hangover yesterday. oh the sweet, sweet dizzyness. i shall leave it one day before i drink another beer. ;)
    hope you’re feeling better today though. :)

  10. Tenakalaz says:

    bah, he’s just rubbish. No stamina, has avoided his running for 3 days now as well.

    IF there are two prizes stu will win in this world they are…..

    1. Most unlikely to wake up!!

    2. Gets the worst hangovers!!

    And the worst bit people, not a single funny story, I didnt get called at 1 am from a lost drunk, and he even made it back in one piece without some hapless animal he had adopted.

    And they call that an office christmas party……..

  11. Invader_Stu says:

    I’m doing fine now and Tenakalaz is lieing. It’s only been two days. One because of the party and the other because of my hang over :p

  12. Emiel says:

    Since any action with a hangover is such an epic achievement, it must be hard to be normal again. Everything must seem so unsatisfying, no?

  13. roxanne says:

    At least you weren’t out all night wandering the transit system of Holland. And you didn’t sprain an ankle this time. Good times!

  14. Matt says:

    i find the same beenfits Stu, and successive girlfriends and even some friends don’t get it! I am normallyu very chatty and pretty outgoing. But when hungover, I want to play games, eat junk and watch TV. Playing games is normal, but the rest is usually in moderation. But not when hungover, All I want to do is disengage from the world and pootle about! I certainly don’t want a conversation and please, please! Don’t make me answer questions! Just assume I don’t know or don’t care OK?

    Incidentally I am now the proud owner of a 360, RantAMatt is my tag if you feel like adding me, you can be contact number 2! lol

  15. Latina says:

    But you didnt do the keebab thing after the party? could of been worse waking up with a sore stomach!- have you come out under that desk yet???

  16. Invader_Stu says:

    Emiel – It is hard going back but losing the feeling of someone using a jack hammer in your head makes it balance out.

    Roxanne – You have no idea how many times I have to re-tell those stories at office parties :p

    Matt – I think asking a hung over person a question should be illegal.

  17. Invader_Stu says:

    Latina – Only to catch my flight to England

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