For almost three minutes after I opened my eyes, I didn’t know where I was. I was confused and my head was spinning. I looked around me and didn’t recognize the room where I was sleeping. My arms and legs felt strangely numb and there was a strange metallic taste in my mouth. I realized I was thirsty. Extremely thirsty. The morning light was seeping through the curtains and I could see a bottle next to my bed. I drank the water and felt a bit better. The headache reduced a notch, but was still persistent enough to make me nauseous. Then, slowly and intricately, I began to recollect the events of last night.

I had driven up to my friend’s place at around nine in the night and we had been thrilled at the seeing each other again after a long time. He was still working in the same company where I had been and where I had met him a year and a half ago. We reminisced about old times and decided to drink to our good health.

“Just one beer,” I said. “No more.”

“Sure, buddy,” he said.

One beer, two beers and three vodkas later, I was numb and ready to pass out. I’ve never been drunk in my life before, and this was the closest I could come. We ate egg curry at two in the morning and promptly fell asleep in a drunken stupor.

My first hangover and my best one yet – the whole day passed by in a haze and in slow motion. Around evening, the headaches finally stopped and it felt good. I vowed never to get hung over again. There’re a couple of parties lined up this week. I wonder… πŸ˜€

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

4 thoughts on “Hangover!

  1. try having bhang. once i had it at shivratri…
    that thing kicks mighty hard !!!
    i slept non stop for 6 hrs later that day and had one heck of a hangover

  2. Lucky you, only one. Hope it’s your last. I hate to be the predictor of doom, but it’s bound to happen again. I’ve seen a medecine you can buy that’s supposed to help, not Alka Seltzer, although that stuffs pretty good too. I sound like a boozy pro.

    Thanks for reading my poem, and commenting! Your blog is full of interesting, concrete details about your life. you should write a poem about being hung over.

  3. @prax
    Hahahaha!!!!! Then I should definitely try it…!!! Thanks for the enlightenment… Bhaaaang, here I come!! πŸ˜€
    I’ve tried alka seltzer once, when I had a little too much beer and threw up in my friend’s car!! πŸ˜€
    And yeah, thats a nice idea… a poem on hangovers… lol… should try it…
    Thanks for dropping in! πŸ™‚

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