5:00 PM – Shut down my work computer and practically clicked my heels as I exited the building.
5:30 PM - Met some coworkers/friends in the bar at a Chinese restaurant and ordered a beer.
6:00 PM – Tried sake for the first time. Decided that I like sake, but not enough to drink it very often.
6:30 PM – Ordered another beer.
7:00 PM – Was presented with a menu full of very delicious-sounding Chinese food.
7:05 PM – Was asked if I like “Dynamite Shrimp.” Replied, “Yes.” (Even though I had no idea what Dynamite Shrimp was.)
7:20 PM – Enjoyed Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Salt and Pepper Prawns, Vegetarian Fried Rice, and of course, Dynamite Shrimp. (It was pretty good, but not quite as dynamite as I had hoped it would be.)
7:45 PM – Ordered another beer, enjoyed another glass of sake.
8:00 PM – Began preaching about the benefits of yoga to a female coworker with back problems.
8:15 PM - Apologized to my coworker about being a yoga missionary.
9:00 PM – Ordered another beer.
10:30 PM – Feeling pretty drunk. Was surprised and a little saddened to see several coworkers/friends leave to go home. Was also surprised to see that it was already 10:30 PM.
11:00 PM – Walked to a nearby karaoke bar with the two friends that were still up for partying.
11:15 PM – Ordered another beer.
11:30 PM - Ate sub-par nachos. Wondered how they had the nerve to call them nachos when the cheese wasn’t even melted.
12:00 AM – Enjoyed my friend Jonathan singing “I Think I Love You” to a lively crowd.
12:15 AM –Had fun singing “I Love This Bar” to the still-lively crowd. Thought I sounded pretty good.
12:30 AM – Joined the crowd in crooning “It Must Have Been Love” along with another karaoke singer.
1:00 AM – Left the bar, said goodbye to one friend, and stopped at 7-Eleven with Jonathan.
1:10 AM - Left the 7-Eleven with peanut butter cookies and a big can of Bud Light for myself, and a giant beef stick for Iwanski.
1:15 AM – Hung out at Jonathan’s apartment and enjoyed fun conversation – as well as popcorn, peanut butter cookies, and Bud Light.
1:45 AM – Suddenly realized that I was extremely tired.
2:00 AM – Arrived home and instantly fell asleep.
8:00 AM – Woke up with a splitting headache. Took some ibuprofen and went back to bed.
11:00 AM – Woke up again and realized that my head still hurt. Decided to get up and make smoothies for Iwanski and me. Hoped that a smoothie would make me feel better.
11:30 AM – Watched the video of me singing karaoke the night before (that Jonathan had e-mailed to me), and realized that I hadn’t sounded nearly as good as I thought I did. Laughed about it with Iwanski.
12:00 PM – Took a hot bath. Started to feel more like a human being again.