hangover from hell
Was sister's birthday on Thursday. Brother (who's visiting from Gisborne) & I did the beer shopping. I bought some Budweiser for the first time. After all, how can you call yourself worldly & cosmopolitan without having tried Bud? But at $15.97 (not a typo) for a 6-pack of stubbies (from a supermarket! Imagine how much more at a bottlestore or pub?) it's unlikely to feature on future shopping lists. The penny-pinching lush can usually buy kiwi beer for less than $1 per bottle; it's unnatural & immoral (imo) to pay more for water, sugar & hops. And let's face it, we only indulge for the pleasant after effects. I needed a drink after that price scare, & it went fine with our gourmet Japanese takeaways. Very smooth. Even my extremely fussy mother had another glass. Needless to say I was a complete pig & ate & drank more than anyone. Dreadfully unwell on Friday, still a bit queasy today. Didn't know I could get so hammered on beer alone. Must stick with the cheap stuff from now on, which at least doesn't knock you around as much.