Birthday Dinner at Swift and Sons
I had a plan going into the meal – vowing to take my time, and to try not to overeat. I did ok, and avoided getting uncomfortably full. But I didn’t heed my plan when it came to a second drink.
I had a martini with my appetizer, and decided on a glass of wine with the meal. Which was fine, up until we got to dessert. Near the end of our meal, I started to get red and felt the slow onset of Asian Flush.
Unfortunately, by the time we got home… I had a roaring headache, and ended up taking a big nap (the perfect thing to do, right before bedtime). The discomfort lessened after I finally woke up, but I definitely haven’t felt that unpleasant in some while.
This is mostly why I dislike mixing food with alcohol. I usually make an exception on my birthday, and sometimes it works out ok. Today though… was not one of those days.
Good news: at least I have a lot of tasty leftovers.