- Created: Tuesday, 04 January 2011 00:00
No, this blog is not about the post-election hangover. (California actually did rather well, thank you very much. The rest of the country? Not so much.) This is an honest-to-goodness post New Year’s hangover, following a wild night out of drinking, dancing and partying up a storm. (Whoo hoo!!!!)
Okay. Maybe it wasn’t that wild, but I did get a little too much of my drink on with some labor and non-labor friends and my husband on New Year’s Eve. I was drinking America’s most popular brand -- Andre Brut (made right here in Modesto, California) -- and I may have had one drink too many because, let me tell you, I was paying for it the next morning.
You have no idea how annoying an energetic young daughter can be bounding down the stairs first thing in the morning, shouting, “I HAD SO MUCH FUN LAST NIGHT!!!” Yeah, yeah, me too. Now go away for four or five hours.
Anyhow, my daughter can’t help that she’s a young, vivacious woman who enjoys dancing to techno until four in the morning and I guess I can’t help that drinking four glasses of champagne makes my head feel like it’s being banged between two trash can lids and my daughter’s voice is doing the banging. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
So, instead of grabbing my daughter by the ear and throwing her into our backyard pool, I decided to do the decent thing and blame the hangover and not her. I swallowed down a couple USW-made Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief tablets and you know what? I felt better. (Plop! Plop! Fizz! Fizz! Oh what a relief it is!) Within about fifteen minutes (fifteen LONG minutes) my daughter didn’t seem quite so annoying, which is how I like her. A couple of Advil later on in the morning really did the trick. Next time I think I’ll stop at just three glasses of delicious union-made champagne.
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