Hangovers Post-25

I'm not really sure what the deal is with hangovers as you get older. I don't actually believe that they're worse than the hangovers of youth - I remember plenty of hangovers when I was 20 - 25 that reached that incredible blood-shooting-out-of-your-ears, clawing-at-your-face exorcist level of agony and rendered me utterly incapacitated for a day or more. Probably what changes is that you become less willing to lose a whole day as you get older and you muscle through the misery rather than just lying on the couch sipping an energy drink, which is what you probably should do.

Anyway, all of this is by way of tribute to the brave clan of grads that gathered at my place last night, a gathering that swiftly turned into a passionate drunk-ass discussion of the philosophy of science versus the philosophy of history. It was great fun, but at the same time I'm sulking around like a guilty puppy this morning as I forgot to send my address to one of the would-be attendees, who apparently went around the building knocking to no avail. Poorly played, KFR.

'sides that, I'm wondering if I can kind of trick my brain into writing my whole conference paper today. I'm going to give it a shot and see what happens.


Angelina said...

Someone told me your liver ceases to grow at around 24 which is a contributing factor to this phenomenon, I don't know whether he was a reputable source or not though, he's a bit of a lush.

El Chupacabra said...

I have recently been informed that a vicodin and a glass of champagne will make the hangover fairies swoop down and make it so that it never happened. I haven't tried this out yet, but it seems so simple and perfect that there must be something to it.

Chrissy said...

Dude, the exorcist-level hangover description in this post is fucking perfect. I have had hangovers in which I was actually hoping that I would die just so it would all be over. I dont ever remember feeling like that pre-25.

noncoupable said...

You know, the same thing happens with exercise and me. I still exercise like crazy but now I need, like, rest and recovery. Getting old blows.