For almost three minutes after I opened my eyes, I didn’t know where I was. I was confused and my head was spinning. I looked around me and didn’t recognize the room where I was sleeping. My arms and legs felt strangely numb and there was a strange metallic taste in my mouth. I realized I was thirsty. Extremely thirsty. The morning light was seeping through the curtains and I could see a bottle next to my bed. I drank the water and felt a bit better. The headache reduced a notch, but was still persistent enough to make me nauseous. Then, slowly and intricately, I began to recollect the events of last night.

I had driven up to my friend’s place at around nine in the night and we had been thrilled at the seeing each other again after a long time. He was still working in the same company where I had been and where I had met him a year and a half ago. We reminisced about old times and decided to drink to our good health.

“Just one beer,” I said. “No more.”

“Sure, buddy,” he said.

One beer, two beers and three vodkas later, I was numb and ready to pass out. I’ve never been drunk in my life before, and this was the closest I could come. We ate egg curry at two in the morning and promptly fell asleep in a drunken stupor.

My first hangover and my best one yet – the whole day passed by in a haze and in slow motion. Around evening, the headaches finally stopped and it felt good. I vowed never to get hung over again. There’re a couple of parties lined up this week. I wonder… πŸ˜€


4 thoughts on “Hangover!

  1. try having bhang. once i had it at shivratri…
    that thing kicks mighty hard !!!
    i slept non stop for 6 hrs later that day and had one heck of a hangover

  2. Lucky you, only one. Hope it’s your last. I hate to be the predictor of doom, but it’s bound to happen again. I’ve seen a medecine you can buy that’s supposed to help, not Alka Seltzer, although that stuffs pretty good too. I sound like a boozy pro.

    Thanks for reading my poem, and commenting! Your blog is full of interesting, concrete details about your life. you should write a poem about being hung over.

  3. @prax
    Hahahaha!!!!! Then I should definitely try it…!!! Thanks for the enlightenment… Bhaaaang, here I come!! πŸ˜€
    I’ve tried alka seltzer once, when I had a little too much beer and threw up in my friend’s car!! πŸ˜€
    And yeah, thats a nice idea… a poem on hangovers… lol… should try it…
    Thanks for dropping in! πŸ™‚

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