I went to a wedding on January first for a dear friend and fraternity brother of mine. It was at the Olde Mill Inn. The place was really adorable and the staff was great. It was David's first American wedding. We were surrounded by some of my best friends from college. We got some time together and talked through the wedding plans. Now I have some direction. The food was so delicious and copious, as was the booze, that I just let go and enjoyed it.
I didn't get drunk that evening. I just managed to drink my way through the cocktail hour and the dinner and the dancing. David and I retired early after the Hartwick College photo. I didn't realize until the next day that I over drank. I woke up with a headache, bright light aversion, and an upset stomach.
David and I went to shopping mall that we had seen on the way to pick up some things. I have not been in a mall like this in my life. We walked through Neiman Marcus to start and the mall had every other expensive store I've never seen in a mall (Nordstrom, Prada, Cartier, Bloomingdales, Louis Vuitton, etc.). It wasn't the place for us to shop, especially not with a hangover. The only close to affordable store was Macys. We picked up some things there and then went to Marshalls and Burlington Coat Factory. Both were much more in my price range. Then we chowed down on french fries, milk shakes, and a burger at 5Guys. Then, I realized that I was hungover. Greasy food somehow makes it better. David realized the same thing. It has been so long, that I've forgotten what a hangover is and feels like.
For 2016, I'm hoping that one of the things that won't happen again is getting a hangover.