cw: stuff about drinking, stuff about bodies Gatorade is a trash beverage and I love it with my whole heart. It’s been about a year since I’ve had an alcoholic drink and lately I’ve been having the most bizarre feeling in the world, which is that I miss hangovers. I know all this means is that I have gotten far away enough from the experience of a hangover to not remember it correctly, but I still can’t shake the feeling. When I miss hangovers, I think about Gatorade, because Gatorade is about hangovers, and about consequences, about the desire to care and to be cared for, and about the fallibility and consolations of our human bodies. Here is an objectively correct ranking of Gatorades. I did not look up any of the names of the flavors.
"Or at least a very specific kind of hangover, the stumbling, blameless slow-zombie hangover that stretches its warm animal body over a long grey Sunday with nothing to do."
1) That was a goodie post. 2) Yow, that hangover is exactly like Long Covid, except with something to do and absolutely zero urge to do it. For like six months, which profoundly sucks.
i always thought hangovers were like waking up after being brained with a rock - not really worth the trouble after awhile (the hangover/being brained with a rock, not the waking up)