New Years Edition
It’s the last day of the year. 2010 was far better than 2009, and for that I’m grateful. I plan to celebrate the end of the year with friends and family at the local drinking club this afternoon, while watching bowl games. I will then come home and spend the evening with my family. The afternoon beer makes for a long evening, but by 9:00, I usually snap out of any torpor. * * * * * * * Bottom line is, I normally don’t drink a whole lot on this day, mostly because I want to be sober enough to play with my kids when I get home, but also because I don’t want to start the new year with a hangover. If you have hangover concerns, you may want to consult this list of precautions. Perhaps the most-interesting precaution: “Research suggests that guilt about alcohol consumption, a neurotic personality, becoming angry or depressed while consuming alcohol, and having suffered ‘negative life events’ in the past 12 months are better predictors of symptoms of hangovers than how much or what alcohol you consume during the night.” * * * * * * * Related: Hangover facts and myths. It’s an interesting piece, though my experience tells me that a couple of those “myths” are facts.
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