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    Worst things to have to do the 'morning after'

    Topic raised by a coworker today: 'don't you just hate having to drive long distances when you're hung over?'

    Well yes, particularly if it requires much driving through heavy traffic areas. But driving, say, I-94 from Bismark ND to Dickinson ND might not be such a bad way to spend a morning recovering....just set the cruise control to a nice and steady 50 mph and nosh on some crackers with maybe a little coffee and if you're feeling better maybe some light classical music played with the volume turned judiciously low.

    So if it's not driving, then what would be the worst thing in the world to have to do the next morning (a co-worker just voted 'flying' which might be right). My vote: hosting a 6 year old's birthday party at Chuck E Cheese with 12 of their friends.

    What could be worse?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Visiting a grandparent in a retirement home and having breakfast in the cafeteria.
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Visiting a grandparent in a retirement home and having breakfast in the cafeteria.
    ohhh ohhh ohhhhhh! ah, but it has the advantage of at least being relatively quiet (unless said grandparent is hard of hearing and yells everything)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I was going to say make breakfast and send flowers, but that's not what you meant, is it? Back on topic, operate heavy machinery, a chainsaw, or deal with toddlers.
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    Anything having to do with children. They're so damn loud.
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    Deep sea fishing in choppy water (speaking from experience).
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    going to the pharmacy to buy Plan B or a preg test

    (not speaking from experience)
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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    operate heavy machinery, a chainsaw, or deal with toddlers.
    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Anything having to do with children. They're so damn loud.
    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    Deep sea fishing in choppy water (speaking from experience).
    I'm seeing patterns emerge here.....things that are loud, things involving motion, things requiring alot of attention. If we could add pungent smells (diesel exhaust or rotting seafood anyone?) to that list and combine them all into one activity somehow we might arrive at the Ultimate Answer
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Running a marathon

    Flying coast to coast

    Giving a presentation

    Getting a physical
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    I almost never get drunk anymore. I'm really a 2 drink maximum kind of lady these days. I get hungover too easily nowadays.

    I vote for having to do anything at all.
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    Getting married (not from experience)
    Having a meeting with the mayor
    Getting up at 4:00 AM to make a flight
    Appearing before a grand jury (again, not from experience)

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    1) Have her sister show up at your door to ask where she was all night? (Speaking from experience) The sister was too pissed to entertain the thought of a threesome.

    2) Run a rapid called Double Trouble (speaking from experience)

    3) Deliver newspapers at 5:45 (speaking from experience)
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    Brief synopsis: Still underage, greeted at door by my mother at 4 a.m., went to bed, awakened by mother at 5 a.m., went to work in lumberyard at 6 a.m., morning spent catching and stacking lumber coming off very loud saws, too sick to eat lunch, afternoon spent unloading box cars of lumber, work day ended at 6 p.m., went home and ate dinner, went out with friends and had a few beers. Gee, life is great when you're young.
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    Giving a presentation at the APA National Conference. (Not me, but I know someone who did... he still did an awesome job though)

    Taking care of infant children.

    Working in a rental shop at a ski resort.

    Driving out to a camp party in an older truck on a road that is not suited for anything larger than a 4 wheeler...

    Waking up and wondering where you are and who the very attractive lady is next to you. (College )
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Waking up and wondering where you are and who the very attractive lady is next to you. (College )
    If that was the worst thing, I would have killed a lot more brain cells trying.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Anything having to do with children. They're so damn loud.
    My friend used to send his kids out to play in the yard early on weekends to get back at his annoying neighbor who was fond of very late, rowdy parties. I though that was pretty clever...
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    Go to a carnival.

    Go to an opera.

    Do anything that involves porta-potties....
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    Take an SAT (speaking from experience).
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    Any former military remember waking up hung over at 0 dark- hundred for PT? Nothing works like some calisthetics and a 5-mile run to clear the system.
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    Attend your first clinical at a nursing home for nursing school. (Speaking from experience ) Good think old people have diminished sense of smell because even I could smell the booze coming out of my pores.


    Take a final exam. (speaking from experience.) I barely made it through the exam without spewing. Thank god the test was on scantron so I could just fill in circles. Miraculously I got a decent grade.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    If that was the worst thing, I would have killed a lot more brain cells trying.
    It is when she realizes that you have no idea where you are and who she is.

    Let's just say I still have a small scar on the side of my head from a flying alarm clock.
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    Speaking from actual experience:

    Flying from Dallas to Orlando with Mom and Dad and wishing there was an airplane bathroom reserved just for me.
    Going to my Mom's after the "divorce party" with a bunch of girlfriends. Well, pretty much any night when I lived with Mom after a work-related party.
    Leaving the house at 4 a.m. for a flight to visit RJ's family.

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    Got home at 1:30am this morning. Went to sleep at 2am. Woke up at 7:45am and had to be at the library for our 40th Anniversary closing event at 8:30am to run the PowerPoint presentation for the board president and executive director. They finally started the damn thing at 10:15am and the program/fund development manager that begged me to come help her out at the last minute decided SHE wanted to run the PP. I was trapped for another 90 minute at this stupid event. Never again.
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    Hasn't happened in 20 yrs.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Take an SAT (speaking from experience).
    I took the SAT twice - was hungover the second time - scored 140 points higher. Go figure.
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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