Posted: November 19, 2009 (11:15 AM)
Okay, so when you're drinking, you want to drink more--I get that, and I'm okay with it. Occasionally, I can actually fight the compulsion to keep going. What I can NEVER fight, is the compulsion to eat like a champ (or chump, really).
Last night I had two massive homeburgers from this greasy spoon and paid for it this morning in spades. But!! The good news is that I have the recovery down to a science.
Wake up early, drink pop to ensure that the nausea feeling manifests as burps; allot time for at least a couple good trips to the can (hence the waking up early); take a nice shower only after having completed the final dump.
Posted: November 19, 2009 (11:34 AM)
WQ's Unsolicited Hangover advice #1: To prevent hangover, drink fluids (like water, not beer or pop) to keep you hydrated. Beer and pop actually contribute to dehydration. The nausea and headaches that come from a hangover are caused from that dehydration. So the best way to prevent them is to drink water while also consuming alcohol.
#2: Drink moderately; your liver can only process so much alcohhol at once. It's recommended that you only drink one can of beer (or the equivelant thereof in other liquors) once every hour to prevent yourself from getting too drunk. However, since this is unreasonable to ask of men who like to drink, then I suggest moderating yourself to two an hour if that's possible. Doing so will also prevent hangover.
#3 The cold shower is a myth, but if it works for you, great.
#4 Drinking pop will alleviate the nausea because of its reactions in the stomach, but it won't releive headache. The best way to get rid of that is to drink a lot of water.
#5 Buy chasers.
That's it for WQ's unsolicited hangover advice. Here's hoping your recovery goes well. And remember, drinking is OK but drinking in excess can have painful consequences.
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Posted: November 19, 2009 (11:38 AM)
Wow, WQ's public service announcement! =D
I don't get headaches, and only really get an upset stomach if I've gorged myself on junk food while drinking--which was the case last night.
And yeah, I drink pop along with water, but the water part's a given!
Posted: November 19, 2009 (04:11 PM)
Wolfqueen's is the voice of experience. Between the two of you, I feel like I am already a pro drinker. I will keep all of this advice in mind for when I turn 21 next year.
Posted: November 19, 2009 (04:45 PM)
Speaking of drinking--Zig, were you around for that review that Schultz supposedly wrote while drunk?
Posted: November 19, 2009 (04:47 PM)
And, 21, eh? Baha. Aren't you even older than ME?? I mean, we know nobody is older than bloomer, but I recall you being close...
Posted: November 19, 2009 (04:48 PM)
EmP's hangover avoidence advice: Never stop drinking. Ever.
Posted: November 19, 2009 (06:21 PM)
From oldest to youngest:
*** ME ***
Posted: November 19, 2009 (06:50 PM)
"Oh hell, Zig has to be around 30." -- Runin Ruder, 3 years ago.
Posted: November 19, 2009 (07:18 PM)
"I was in second grade when I started posting reviews at GameFAQs" -- me, about 3 years ago
Posted: November 19, 2009 (08:02 PM)
WQ's hangover advice #6: Never listen to EmP. Ever.
Posted: November 19, 2009 (10:22 PM)
Nice try, Zig, but I'll lay off, since I think you may only be about 3 years older than me, i can't talk too much trash.
And I remember the Schultz review now--Toki! He was either drunk, or he was high as fuck when he wrote it. I'm almost certain that he told me and retro this.
Posted: November 20, 2009 (03:48 AM)
Reports of my relative agedness are greatly exaggerated.
Zig, me and ASchultz are all basically the same age. I probably seem oldest as I seem to report on my experiences as a 5 year old gamer the most of the 3 of us.
Posted: November 21, 2009 (10:00 PM)
So uh, how old are all of you? I was like 15 or 16 when I first started reviewing. I'm 22 now and I actually feel slightly grown up.
I use painkillers for hangover headaches -- and by that I mean ibuprofen/tylenol/whatever, rather than morphine. Works faster than water.
Posted: November 22, 2009 (05:03 AM)
Medically, it's hard to beat water because it stops your brain (the headache) and body dehydrating in the first place. Accepting that pain is a response to damage that has occurred, I think you'd agree the principal of avoiding a certain kind of damage and thus the pain is better than 'entering' pain but then passing through it with painkillers. So if I realise I'm drinking too much, I start to balance out with tons of water. You may need to munch around the water because most people can't just drink glass after glass of water without feeling less than stellar, but it works better than anything else I know. You can wake with the wobbliness of the hangover, but no headache at all.
Posted: November 23, 2009 (01:07 PM)
Though there are few honors greater than being suspected of intoxication while writing ANYTHING on the internet, I must come clean that I was under no influence at all when writing the Toki review.
Alcohol depresses me no end, and I quite frankly don't know how I'd get connections for anything illegal and smokable. Heck, I felt guilty DAYS after buying a pack of smokes at 16--18 being the legal age in the US. I was buying it for a friend the proprietor found was 14.
I do, however, remember Retro yelling "WHAT WERE YOU ON" in an AIM chat. I wish I could bottle it. I could make good money.
The plain, boring, stupid truth was, I was just upset I never thought of an April Fool's joke, and better late than never. It's a sequel to my Mario Bros review, and I planned a sequel to my Toki review but never pulled it off. I got some good story ideas, but I never found the right mediocre game to wrap them around.
I hope soon to delete a lot of my GameFAQs reviews but I'm KEEPING that one til someone rats it out to Sailor Bacon.
Posted: November 23, 2009 (04:50 PM)
Haha, thank you for finally shedding some light on that one, Andrew. Retro had me believing that you admitted it, that it was fact.