Saturday, March 29, 2008

I hurt

As regular readers will know, your humble Devil does not, as a rule, get hangovers. This is generally a good thing, and is a state preserved by my avoidance of those drinks that I know induce hangovers, i.e. ruby port (but not white or tawny) and lager (especially Stella).

However, I was at a friend's birthday party last night and the night was themed around port and cheese. And, alas, tawny port seems to be difficult to get hold of these days. And so...

Fucking hell! Hangovers really hurt. I have not had a hangover for about six or seven years and I had forgotten this salient fact.

I have now been reminded of the fact that hangovers are not pleasant; seriously, if I got this every time that I drank, my resolve would be the easiest thing in the world to stick to.

As it is, I have finally got home (from Hackney) and now I need to wander over to St Stephen's Tavern for the LPUK meet-up...

18 comments:

Daniel said...

As it is, I have finally got home (from Hackney) and now I need to wander over to St Stephen's Tavern for the LPUK meet-up...

And the solution falls right in your lap; two or three very large Bloody Marys - you'll be as right as rain in an hour.

Sir Henry Morgan said...

DK

In another two months it will be 31 years since I had a hangover. Ultimately, it was the hangovers experienced in the heat of the Omani desert on the edge of the Empty Quarter that killed drinking for me.

You think your hangover hurts? Try having an Amstel hangover in a temperature of 150F ... and have to WORK out on an aircraft line, with sunlight so bright that even with a good pair of Ray-Banns your eyes are closed to slits (even without the hangover).

It put me off for life, and I was a serious pisshead in my late teens and early twenties. Could have taught you a thing or two about pissheadedness.

No, I have no sympathy at all with you about your hangover. Getting a hangover is something you have to work at. You worked for it and now you've got it. Congratulations on your achievement.

Anonymous said...

You deserve your pain, heathen. Liquor displeases the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Serves you right you filthy degenerate . I shall discuss your appalling conduct in the pub this very evening .

Anonymous said...

You will learn that to drink cheap port is one of the worst mistakes you can ever make. Vintage port is a different animal and will allow you to surface free of hangovers (which in my opinion get worse, if you have them, with age). Lay off "wife beater" too and drink Kronenbourg if you must.

Anonymous said...

DK You are getting older - it will only get worse. Stop while you can - seriously

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Hair of the dog, DK, hair of the dog.

Anonymous said...

Wuss. Hangovers don't hurt.

Anonymous said...

All the cool kids are on the benzos these days.

Anonymous said...

Hangovers hurt? Stop whining...

Anonymous said...

It's bill gates fault.
He invented Hurlimanns.

Auntie Flo' said...

There's your answer then. Stick to those drinks that give you terrible hangovers.

As giving up your single status, don't even consider it. Seriously, DK, for all but a very fortunate few, marriage is misery, a complete nightmare. I've tried it a few times and each time it was hell.

Auntie Flo' said...

And where did you get this idea that not being single means that you have someone to talk to?

Auntie Flo' said...

Can't resist posting the following from marriage.com

"One question that some married couples face is whether or not they should get a divorce. In some cases it is very obvious to both partners that things were just not meant to be (abuse, affairs, etc). However some couples just seem to lose the connection that they once had. They begin to question if their marriage is worth keeping.

If you are questioning your marriage and even considering divorce then obviously something is not right. Your marriage is in need of work. However that does not necessarily mean that it should be over...

If you are not completely sure that divorce is the right option for your marriage, then do not do it. Try something else first."

Hahahaha!

Glyn H said...

Just a small one myself this morning; a friends 60th birthday yesterday. Started about lunchtime, 12.30 or so and finally broke up about 10.30 last night....anyway on the subject of Port, I recomend you to Warres Optima, a 10 year old tawny. About £10 for 50cl from Mr Cohens shops. Just looked in the cupboard to check the details to find I have none!

permex said...

Being cavalier with Port, vintage or plonk, will earn you the reward you have experienced...it is extremely unforgiving to those mistake it for anything but what it is...but, be of good cheer, experience is just another word for mistakes.

Trixy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You know what it is, don't you. It's old age...

Richard said...

Wimp.

Time for some serious impartial research.

After plenty of red wine at the Reform do, followed by a bottle of port before bed, I shall let you know the results in the morning.

The only question is - can I type your f'ing verification string properly?