Sunday, June 11, 2006

Oy, my head hurts

Last night, we went on a sunset dinner cruise as part of the final day of a conference that spouse and his work are participating in/hosting. The other delegates hail from all over the globe and had a chance to visit Montreal during the 4 day conference. Unfortunately for them, it has pretty much done nothing but rain around here.

So what do you do on a sunset dinner cruise when it's pouring down rain? You drink. In fact, you drink copiously since you are trapped in a banquet room with fogged up windows for four long hours. (The following morning one reviews the thinking that led to that decision.) Once the cruise was over, spouse and I took a long walk in the rain down to the village.

Since I'm rarely out after midnight, I suggested we go for a "last one" before taking a cab home. I didn't want to pay a cover charge, but since it was Saturday night, I was probably dreaming. (Why do I have to pay for the right to purchase beverages? I hate this.) Anyway, we went to the downstairs of Parking and were told that if we ventured upstairs, it would cost $4.25. We had a couple of beers (wrong, wrong I'm sure of that now) and then came home. I don't really remember what happened then. I suppose we went to bed.

Hangovers and writing are a poor mix at best.

17 comments:

Snooze said...

That 'final one' is always a mistake. I'm nursing a hangover myself this morning.

CoffeeDog said...

Yes I had a little hangover this morning too. I had 3 x beers and 2 x Gin & Tonic. The older I get, the less I can take.

Hope you feel better soon!

nongirlfriend said...

That's exactly why I'm not posting today. Why did I think cocktails were an excellent idea last night?

Pete said...

So have you been taking advantage of? :)

GayProf said...

Drink lots of water and eat some protein.

Em said...

Ugh, I have a terrible head cold. My eyes hurt and I feel barfy. It's sort of the same thing, init?

Freak Magnet said...

These days, I get a hangover just thinking about having a couple of drinks.

Chunks said...

Shhh be vewwy vewwy kwyat, Tornwordo has a hangovah....I don't, only because I ran out of coolers and the beer was all gone!
Sounds like I should be grateful!

St. Dickeybird said...

I feel your pain. That's all I can say right now. I feel your pain.
:)

t said...

Well, I'm sure that you had a great time that you'll never remember.

Ed said...

Please don't drink and derive!

Kalvin said...

Why do these cruises always make me claustraphobic? I've never been on a real cruise, but just those river cruises, or take you out on the water things, and they always seem so crowded and there were always bugs on the water. And does drinking on a smaller ship make the movement of the water worse?

farmboyz said...

We liked Parking. It was opened by one of the best bartenders in the world. He worked the front bar upstairs at La Track for many years. he was the kind of bartender who remembered your drink, even if he didn't see you for several months. Plus, he was so hot.

The Wisdom of Wislon said...

I had too many Saturday too, first time in ages so I didn't mind the bad head so much!

Well done with the accolades! You deserve it and here's to many more blog a logs!

The Lone Rangers said...

It couldn't have been that bad of a hangover if you got three paragraphs done...lol

Sober I'll be glad to put a coherant sentence together...

Sunshine said...

I'm so with you about cover charges - why would one pay to earn the right to pay $7 for drinks?!!!??!

Patricia said...

hangovers and writing are are a poor mix. but what is an excellent mix is intoxication and writing. when it's not me doing the writing, that is. next time (no matter how much you swear there won't be a next time. c'mon.) treat us to a little buzzed blogging before the room starts spinning, will ya?