Yesterday, the large vodka martini our host at a Memorial Day cookout offered me was a delightful old pal I hadn't seen in quite some time. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were at a party - why not? I hardly ever drink, but when I do, I must admit that I enjoy martinis. Neat, dry, gin-based, vodka-based, with a twist, without a twist, you name it - that is pretty much my drink of choice. The one that was plunked into my hand yesterday was GIGANTIC. And oh, it was good.
But alas, once again I had to learn that drinking a bit too much the evening before you go back to work = quite a bad idea. Spent the night in a rather pleasant state of insomnia -- the kind where you don't even mind you can't sleep because you're in a good mood and the middle of the night can be a quite interesting time to be awake and people like your husband can be interesting to watch when they sleep. However, this was followed, inevitably, with a slight but persistant hangover that made the return to work after a long holiday weekend extremely unpleasant.
Dear self - a few points to remember:
- You're getting to be too old to drink too much, even if it's only a couple times a year.
- You're definitely too old to do so and go to work the next day.
- It is not true what they say about vodka producing no hangover.
- Job satisfaction and hangovers are exclusionary items - can't have one in the presence of the other.
- Your massage therapist may be psychic; she spent a strange amount of time telling me to visualize my kidneys during today's chair massage. How'd she know?