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Ever been happy about a Hangover???

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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 05:46 AM
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Sure, the party was always fun, but the next day...not so much, right? Have you ever woken up with a hangover and been happy about it?? Probably not.

Well, this morning I woke up with the ol' pounding head, I probably drank too much, feeling and...was instantly happy about it. Here's why...

Come about last Saturday morning I woke up feeling sick, real sick! In a couple hours I was throwing up, doubled over in agony and could barely move. I was REALLY SICK...probably more sick than I can ever remember. This wasn't any kind of a hangover, I hadn't drank anything the night before; this was some kind of real illness. I went to see the doctor later that day and they basically said it was either a serious case of the flu, or salmonella poisoning, neither of which they could really do much for short of hospitalization and waiting it out under supervision. (read: cha-CHING! So, no-go there).

Over the next 4 days I lost 11 lbs, I ate a total of two spoons of chicken soup and two bites of mashed potato. I was positively miserable, more than I'd ever been being sick! I honestly felt like I was gonna' die. I was so weak all I could do was sleep for a couple hours, wake up, crawl to this computer, read a few ATS posts and then return back to Nyquil-Land. (BTW, yes, I was drinking as much water as I could keep down, including electrolytes the whole time). Finally around 8pm on Tuesday I felt like I might actually be hungry (and able to eat something) for the first time. Yesterday, I was still pretty weak, but things were improving...finally.

So, what about the hangover?? Well, the wife had scheduled our new stove / range to be delivered Tuesday evening. I was still comatose then. I had a bad feeling about this delivery to begin with because the shipment is so large, but I couldn't help being sick. Well, as luck would have it, FedEx calls at the last minute and says they're not going to be able to make it. The wife was mad, but inside I was happy. Delivery was rescheduled for yesterday, Wednesday. After much back and forth with FedEx, the delivery is scheduled for the last delivery of the day.

Yesterday rolls around and I'm actually feeling like I might be able to stand for longer than 2 minutes. Good. Delivery is scheduled between 4pm and 6pm. At 6pm the driver calls and says he's behind, and might be a few minutes late. No problem. While we're on the phone I ask him if he's got a lift gate on his truck. He does...on his 40' trailer. **record scratching sound** WHAT??? You've got our freight on a full sized tractor trailer????? Yep! S#!!!!!

So this starts a whole other chain of events. First, there's no way a full sized tractor trailer is going to be able to turn around up at the house; we've still got snow stacked up 8 feet high all over the place! Second, there's no way this guy is going to be able to back up our "S" shaped drive, up the hill, with split rail fence on both sides, in the mud and ice, with a full sized semi so he doesn't have to turn around up top! Third, even if I met them down the hill at the bottom of our drive (1/4 mile) with my truck, he'd probably still get stuck down there, trying to turn around, in the mud and snow.

Houston, we've got a problem!

So I asked the driver where his next delivery was. It was a town about 16 miles away, to a small general store. Thinking quickly, I asked him if he'd be willing to hold there and we'd meet him there. He agreed (probably glad we were keeping him from getting stuck). I contemplated hooking up my 30' goose neck hay trailer, but I had the same issue he would have had (i.e. couldn't turn around, would get stuck). So I fired up the truck and headed out with just that. The wife, smartly, decided to bring one of our Subaru Outbacks along just in case we had some miscellaneous stuff.

We get to the small general store about 7pm, and there's FedEx, waiting. It's well past dark now. He's all happy, thanking us, for keeping him out of the mud. Okay, let's see what you've got. Holy crap...it's two full sized shipping pallets of stuff! One of the pallets is a custom wood shipping crate, actually larger than a full sized pallet. Wow...this isn't all going to fit in the truck! Not even close! What now?

I thought for a moment and decided we should get the biggest, heaviest one (400 lbs+) loaded into the truck. This was the range/stove. There was no way to break this pallet down because it was all in a wooden crate. So we get that loaded onto my truck. Now, we have to figure out what to do with the other pallet of stuff. The other pallet was the range hood. Not particularly heavy, but very bulky. This pallet was made up of several several boxes all banded to the pallet. Cut apart the banding and started trying to figure out where to put stuff. The actual hood was too big to fit in the box of my truck without doing some kind of crazy strapping it over the side maneuver, and no way could it fit in the back seat of my crew cab. However, the long box of ductwork would fit in the back. Okay, one down, three more to go. Two of the boxes of fittings fit in the back seat. This left the range hood itself. The box was about 3.5 feet wide, 2.4 feet tall and about 5.5 feet long. What now?

I got to looking at the size of the box, and thought to myself...'I wonder?' I wondered if it would it might fit in the back of the Subaru Outback my wife had thought to bring. That thing has an amazing ability to swallow huge amounts of cargo. So we gave it a try. The box literally fit almost exactly inside the Outback!! It filled up the entire cargo area from floor to ceiling, from the front seats back to the hatch, but it fit, AND...we could even close the hatch! YAY!! Mission accomplished! Unreal! Parted ways with FedEx and headed home.

Got the whole load home, everyone is happy, nothing is damaged, AND...now it's time for a COCKTAIL (or three)!!

After having been so sick, and not eating much, it didn't take but about one cocktail to have me buzzed (I might have had a third). This morning I woke up with a slight headache and that 'I drank too much' feeling, but I was actually happy about it.

I thought that odd, happy about having a hangover. But the reality was...I didn't die with my sickie-ness, I was feeling well enough to actually have some adult beverages and the delivery I had known all along would be a problem (and it was) was safely in the garage now.

So yeah, happy about a hangover! (though I feel fine now, an hour after waking up).


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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 05:53 AM
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YIP if i had not been a piss head back in the day i would have made my work and got crushed by a falling 50 ton pipe in a oil yard .It killed 3 of my workmates that day it fell from a crane onto the area we were working at , I have been lucky like that a few times in my life




posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 06:03 AM
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This just makes me happy to have doctor and hospital visits covered by my horrible socialist government...

Glad you pulled through though! This site wouldn't be the same without you!

I'll cheers you after my shift tonight!
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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 06:13 AM
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a reply to: stonerwilliam

Wow! Yeah, I'd say that is a great day for a hangover!

Sorry about your mates.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 06:14 AM
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a reply to: wheresthebody

Thanks!

I might have another tonight too...later of course (as it's only 5am here).



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 06:18 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

It's 7am here, my shift isn't until 6pm (bar tending), I suck at sleeping.

It'll be close to midnight your time when I'm closing up shop with my end of the night bevy.

edit: just wondering why you have part of the Canadian national anthem in you signature?

Fortis et Liber, meaning "strong and free", a phrase from the English lyrics of "O Canada".
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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: wheresthebody

Because it was a Latin phrase in Roman times long before the Canadian national anthem. In fact, it's probably part of the reason Canada picked the phrase for their national anthem.

I didn't realize that, I never actually looked at the words because most times I've heard it, it was only in French.

And that is exactly what I intended it to convey; we should all be...'Strong and Free'

That said, I don't have any problem with it being part of the Canadian national anthem. Canada is our friend and partner. I love Canada.

But the phrase in my tagline didn't come from the Canadian national anthem, it came from my Latin studies.

BTW - You are the first person who has ever commented on this! Thank you. I didn't think people here ever even noticed it, but it has always been one of my mantras.

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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Longest undefended border in the world really says something. The people of our countries will pull through these culturally turbulent times and will be stronger than ever, it wont be about politics, it will be about unity and freedom.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

you survived the man-flu. I'm impressed. Enjoy your new stove. Have a bloody mary. (cures hangovers and makes a fantastic breakfast drink.)



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

When you do that 45 times a year over the last 20 years, and you start having hangovers that last a week if not more, and I don't mean just feeling sick and weak, but the pancreatitis prevents you from sleeping at any angle, your thiamine levels are so low you're actually developing neural damage but can't tell because reading the news paper is too hard any more, the mind is constantly confused and you're wondering if you've finally done it - this time - and the sweating drenches you but you cannot puke, because your oesophagus is raw from projectile vomiting after a single cough 3 days earlier, in bed, and you end up bloated, deathly, with fibrous tests over 6, and enzymes bordering on high scores on space invaders, your skin is falling off and you don't care any more and you've lost everything in your life and all there is to look forward to is death, and yet, you repeat it a few days later, because, what's the point we're all going to die anyway..

well, yeah, you do kinda look back and think... this is heaven...




posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:14 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Well get another couple of drinks ready cos you'll need em after what I've gonna say.
You have gotta be a total eedgit to be ordering a large heavy load, to where you live, in the dead of winter.
Right, drink now and have a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. Oh, have some more drink over the festive period. Try Pernod, fresh orange juice over ice with a slice of orange.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:17 AM
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a reply to: gallop

Uhhhh...that wasn't exactly what I was referring to in the hangover department!

LOL!

But yeah, I could see that as a highlight (albeit a grim one).



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Well get another couple of drinks ready cos you'll need em after what I've gonna say.
You have gotta be a total eedgit to be ordering a large heavy load, to where you live, in the dead of winter.
...


Things have to happen when they have to happen. If you've been following some of my other posts, we're in the middle of a kitchen remodel at the house. It's been a months long project. At the same time there is all the stuff which needs to happen with the cattle. You don't have the luxury of being able to select the ideal date to do certain things, you just have to do them when they fit in the schedule, weather and other influences be damned.

Good grief, if I waited on good weather during calving season we'd have to have only one calf a year for a century! It happens when it happens. And as I have frequently noted, the cows generally pick the absolute worst weather to have their calves. So, on that front, there never really is a good time...because the cows will make sure of that!

No different for projects. A six month project would stretch out to five years if I waited for the best day to do everything.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Enough said. Go have a drink.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: crayzeed

It's a little early yet, at 7:30am.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Aw c'mon 'Disk ... Germans call that a Fruehschoppen!

Cheers



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 09:28 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: gallop

Uhhhh...that wasn't exactly what I was referring to in the hangover department!

LOL!

But yeah, I could see that as a highlight (albeit a grim one).





I do like my run on death sentences though.. Sorry


hehe, Slainte !!


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posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: crayzeed

It's a little early yet, at 7:30am.



My bottlo dosn't open till 8. I know the feels..


10 on a Sunday.. bugger.

And there is nothing worse in the entire world than standing around a bunch of drunks waiting to get into the bottle shop at 8am on a Monday morning.. Gosh I hate Mondays.

"'scuse mate, you got a smoke? I'm fangin'"
"Excuse me sir, I do not. Pester elsewhere."
"Ya $#%!'in wanka..."
"I do not care for your words, sir. Now stand aside as I peruse the $7 wine section for a cheap fruitylexia."

It is a terror.. I now prefer to go at 9am.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Aw c'mon 'Disk ... Germans call that a Fruehschoppen!

Cheers


We call it the Sunday Session.. really.. same thing.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 01:26 PM
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Not enough alcohol is why you got sick. Nothing swims in tequila.



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