Sunday, October 29, 2006

Cider? 'No thanks'

A friend said to me last night 'Now you won't be able to sleep tonight' How wrong he was.

Friday night I was at the pub as usual. I was quite happy drinking vodka and coke when a bloke came and sat next to me. He started to speak with my friend and I just joined in with the conversation. He had his 12 year old son, Nathan, with him who was very chatty too. The man, I think he's called Dave, went up to the bar to get another drink and came back with two pints of Cider. He explained that he was given a pint by two different barmaids but was only charged for one and because he was only going to have one more before going home, I found myself with a pint in front of me. I know I should have said 'No thanks' but instead I said 'Thanks'

And that's where my problem began.

I stayed at the pub until closing time, having another few vodka's before walking home. When I woke up Saturday morning it was like someone was banging my head against a brick wall. Every time I moved my head felt like it was going to explode. I made myself a strong coffee in the hope that it would make me feel better, it didn't.

I've heard that a fry up after a heavy night of drinking goes a long way to clearing the head although I've never tried it before. This morning I was going to try anything. I walked over to the local shop and came away with a fresh loaf of bread, bacon and half a dozen eggs.

10 minutes later I was sat eating an egg and bacon sandwich, which I had covered in brown sauce. It didn't make me feel any better at all, in fact I now felt sick too. I signed into messenger and spoke with my friend for about 3 minutes before telling him I had to go and lay down.

He texted me later that evening asking if I was feeling better and I texted back, 'Still on the sofa. Sleeping lots'

All afternoon I had been drifting in and out of sleep, trying to stay awake so I could follow the footy on Sky Sports but not making a very good job of it. I was awake to see Southampton go 1-0 down in the first 3 minutes but then sleep over took me again.

I was awake for the final score and was pleased to see that Plymouth had beat Crystal Palace 1-0.

For the first Saturday in ages I didn't go to the pub and was in to see the crap they put on TV on Saturday nights.

I think it was about 12.30ish that my friend texted to ask if I was awake and that is where his comment 'Now you won't be able to sleep tonight' comes in.

I had slept most of the day only remembering when I was on my way up the stairs that I had an extra hour in bed. I took about 5 minutes to drift off to sleep and didn't wake up until 8.45, when I could hear my daughter getting ready for work.

Now I've had 2 cups of coffee, I feel wide awake and I'm looking forward to seeing my brother, who is flying up from Plymouth this afternoon.

No more Cider for me, well not until the next time.


Lu said...

Cider is evil indeed.
You used the wrong hangover cures anyway. Should have had lots of water (before and after the hangover) and then some fruit and veg (or vitamin tablets) when you woke up.
Fat and grease won't ever help.

This could teach you not to mix drinks or drink so much next time... yeah right...haha


Anonymous said...

Yeah. How can something made from apples be so bad for you?

Ladybristol said...

Thanks for the advice Lu, wonder if I will remember it next time............oh did i say next time? of course there won't be a next time!

Apples are good for you, it's the time of day that's the problem

Grampa Dalt said...

Hi, you dont know me but was just browsing through blogs and came across this and it made me laugh and at 2am thats usually hard to do, anyway now im starting to babble so i'll shhhhh

just wanted to say hi and ty :D

P.S after a night on Magners Cider, the full english always works for me ;)