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Heaven forbid you have to suffer.

Sometimes—no—all of the time with age, we just can’t handle what we used to drink in handles.

SO, I choose to not over-do it at night because I hate ruining my next day.

But during my brief stint waitressing at a (no liquor license) fancy coffee cafe earlier last year, a guy asked me what else would cure his day-after disaster other than his coffee and big gourmet breakfast.

Let me tell you: Not much, so don’t party hardy in the first place unless you’re prepared to reap a day of shit. But that’s the older me speaking, and let’s be honest: Every older person parties and we still make the same mistakes. We think we’re good—but wake up and nah, we’re effin not so much.

I gave him a few quick tips, but I really thought about it later.

Because everyone can always use more advice on how to party and not suffer consequences, please add your tips in the comment section.

Here are mine:

*First, OD on water. It will flush your body of toxins and help things repair faster (like your liver). If this is the only thing you can do, it’s also the most important thing you can do.

*If you had a sleepover, morning sex helps by releasing endorphins (your natural painkiller), which kill the headache and help you sweat out the toxins.

*Take a shot of B-vitamins intravaneously like the stars! Or vape them. Or simply just take some orally. No judgment.

*Blue-green algae with tons of vitamins is amaze. Find it all in GT’s multi-green bottled kombacha tea. Tastes oh-so-nasty but so worth the swallow instead of feeling less than stellar. And it has trace amounts of alcohol so that may be the wise woman’s hair of the dog.

*Replenish your electrolytes with Pedialite, Gatorade, and even—someone just informed me—pickle juice.

*Two liquigel Advils or three of the regular kind work wonders.

*Alka-Seltzer, yes that old people stuff, can be amaze.

*Pizza seems to absorb and heal better than breakfast foods in my experience, but only treat yourself to the best, top quality-ingredient slice.

*Or don’t eat at all. Just drink all of your fluids, flush the poison out and sleep. Your system is already working hard enough. Assist it along and give it a break so it can break down your wild night.

Choose your own ending:
*Sleep as many hours as you can. Only get out of bed to heavily hydrate and use the loo.

*Move on with your day. Drink some coffee if you feel you need it. And carve out some time for a nap. 🙂

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So my bf had the idea to have a New Year’s Eve party—at my place.

I thought: Cool because I have to work that day, I don’t care for the holiday or to travel, and it’s cold. But if everyone comes to me, fantastic! And this hostess has not ever hosted a party at her current home!

My roommate got on board and the three of us began planning.  And I think, great. Me, party-planner, well this wasn’t my idea so I don’t have to do all of the planning and hostess work and I won’t care as much if it’s awful.

But it was anything but. We thought oh—like 12 people may actually be free. But the day before, the number had climbed to 30+, and then 40+ ended up coming.

It is so fun when you have help prepping for a party, because it’s an exhausting amount of work if you want to include tons of personal touches, a la moi.

So the men focused on the man power: creating a stocked bar, moving furniture, and driving to PA for $200 worth of fireworks while I focused on decorations, party favors, blankets, balloons, air mattresses, pillows, pajamas, toothbrushes, every beauty product you can think of and goodie bag gifts. Oh yes, and the tapas menu.

The day after the affair, I thought what didn’t happen? Nothing I can think of.

Dancing, debauchery at its finest, huge fireworks show on the roof, inappropriate comments/confessions, tons of alcohol and fancy food, midnight toast actually was ready and poured for everyone on time for countdown, green things, white things, cop who lives downstairs made people do shots with him and puked in our sink (and here I thought we’d have a noise complaint or an arrest for lighting fireworks off the roof) glitter, glow, live music after dance party, and everyone (who wanted to) got laid!

I call that Succe$$!

And now all I hear is: When are you having your next party?!

Stay tuned. This old soul is still recovering 😉

Spring has sprung! Now we need to get our post-hibernation beauty on.
This little mask can help reduce your acne.

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Ingredients:
4 slices mango
1/2 cup plain yogurt
4 strawberries, stems and leaves removed

Instructions:
Blend all ingredients on high in a blender until it’s pasty. Massage into skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off and follow with a gentle cleanser.


See also:
Trix Lips
Trix Skin
Trix Nails
Trix Hair

testHere are more questions from “The Questions Game,” back by popular demand. If you didn’t read Part I or Part 2here’s a quick recap of what this is all about:

I love Test For Friends, a game you can play on your phone. At first glance, it seems a dating app, but upon closer inspection, it serves as a great self-assessment tool. I game with randoms because it requires an android (I think) and barely anyone has those in my circle. It is that much fun.

A new batch I’ve come across follows. (Ignore the off wording; it’s from Denmark). It’s multiple choice and sometimes doesn’t offer the option you would choose, but it’s still eye-opening. I’m going to make this into a cocktail party card game and you are all invited!

♦Have you ever climbed a tree?

♦In a relationship, do you do the breaking up more often or are you the broken up with?

♦Your first thought when waking up: (a) Oh happy day! (b) Shut up, alarm clock!

♦Your best friend’s partner has been cheating, but your friend doesn’t know. Will you tell? (a) Yes, my friend needs to know (b) No, I keep my mouth shut.

♦Do you sometimes write letters by hand?

♦Do you have a sleep ritual that if you do don’t do, you can’ sleep?

♦On how many evenings of the week are you content about the way you passed the day?

♦Have you ever pretended that you didn’t get a text message?

♦A friend has forgotten your birthday. How do you react? (a) It can happen to anyone or (b) Get mad

♦Can your remember the names of everyone you’ve had sex with?

♦What would you do if your computer immediately stopped working? (a) Freak out (b) Immediately buy a new one (c) Take a deep breath. What about ALL OF THE ABOVE?

♦You twist your ankle just befor the end of a marathon, what do you do? (a) Health come first (b) Crawl to the finish

♦What sort of shoes for men do you prefer? (a) Sneakers (b) Leather Shoes

♦Graffiti is… (a) art (b) smirching (<—nice word, right?)

♦Would you plan the birthday month of your child?

♦When do you get a new phone? (a) when a new one comes out (b) when the old is broken

♦Is staying silent still lying?

♦What will you rather do when you retire? (a) Travel all around the world (b) Put my feet up

♦If your dreams could be filmed, would you watch them?

♦Do you still have a piece of clothing from your childhood?

♦Your future is: (a) a blank slate (b) a fulfillment of your plans

♦Do you think zodiac signs are significant? (a) yes, there’s something about them (b) no, they’re just a load of nonsense

♦New neighbors move in and ask if you can help carry in their boxes. Do you?

To Read Part 1, Click here.

To Read Part 2, Click here.

TEST FOR FRIENDS (click to check it out and download)

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When I sleep like a flamingo, I wake up well-rested.

Lie on your back and  cross one leg over the other so it forms the number “4”. It opens up your back and hips. (Don’t do the whole tuck-in-your-head flamingo thing, just use them as a sleeping example for the legs.)

There is no scientific evidence behind this, but you should try it sometime if you feel like the quality of your sleep is compromised by your bed or pillows or positioning or whatever.

Thank me later,
Gigi


testHere’s a second sampling of questions from “The Questions Game,” back by popular demand. If you didn’t read Part I, here’s a quick recap of what this is all about:

I love Test For Friends, a game you can play on your phone. At first glance, it seems a dating app, but upon closer inspection, it serves as a great self-assessment tool. I game with randoms because it requires an android (I think) and barely anyone has those in my circle. It is that much fun. 

A new batch I’ve come across follows. (Ignore the off wording; it’s from Denmark). It’s multiple choice and sometimes doesn’t offer the option you would choose, but it’s still eye-opening. I’m going to make this into a cocktail party card game and you are all invited!

♦You’re supposed to choose a teammate for a game. You go with (a) best player (b) best friend

♦Have you ever pretended to be single when you were flirting, even though you weren’t?

♦With whom would you rather talk? (a) your ancestors (b) your descendents

♦You check into a hotel. What’s the first thing you notice in your room? (a) if it has Wifi (b) whether the beds are clean (c) the view from the window

♦Would you have nude photos taken for one million dollars?

♦You have an impromptu date at the cafe, but all your clothes are in the wash. What do you wear from what’s left in your closet? (a) formal wear (b) tracksuit (c) the Christmas sweater from Grandma

♦Would you rather have only male or only female colleagues? [Interesting depending on whether a male or female is answering the question and why they chose their answer]

♦Freedom or security: Which is more important to you?

♦Where does cheating start? (a) flirt (b) kiss (c) sex

♦ The bouncer won’t let one of your friends into the club. You: (a) go in anyway (b) all in or we bounce!

♦Where do you see yourself at 80 years old? (a) at the senior Olympics (b) on a porch with grandchildren (c) with a blind date [What about (d) none the the above?! I want that option]

♦A  friend is really proud of her new haircut although it’s totally ugly. What do you do? (a) pretend to like it (b) I tell her

♦Do you give or take more in relationships?

♦If you had to do it for a year, what would be worse for you (a) get up at 4am on workdays (b) live abroad on your own

♦You are a bridesmaid or groomsman and are asked to wear an outfit you don’t like. Do you still wear it out of respect for the couple?

♦Should a liar be lied to? (a) of course (b) no, honesty triumphs

♦Should men shave their armpits? [my opponent, a man, actually said YES. Too much.]

To Read Part 1, Click here.

TEST FOR FRIENDS (click to check it out and download)

vodka-martini

Vodka is my cocktail of choice on special occasions, but it serves many other purposes that I’ve only recently discovered. What a useful libation to keep in the kitchen cupboard!

♣Vodka cleans chrome, glass, and porcelain
♣It can make your hair shiny (add 1 ½ oz. to your shampoo)
♣Vodka keeps your flowers in bloom longer (Add a few drops of the liquor and a tsp. of sugar to the vase water)
♣It repels insects
♣It eliminates mold
♣Vodka gets rid of poison ivy and alleviates stings
♣Want some toothache pain relief? Swish it around in your mouth…swallow if you want a potential added benefit 😉
♣Kill odor-causing bacteria on your clothes with a spritz of vodka from a spray bottle

Go hit that bottle in the name of self and home preservation!


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