Are you bidding 2009 farewell with some good old fashioned binge drinking? If you want to avoid starting 2010 with a bad case of veisalgia (the medical term for a hangover, which you might want to remember the next time you need to call in sick to work), consider picking a poison that's light-colored instead of dark. A recent study showed that dark liquor makes worse hangovers - bourbon gave drinkers a more severe hangover than vodka.
Why? Maybe because bourbon contains 37 times more toxic compounds than vodka does, like acetone, acetaldehyde, tannins and furfural. The clearer a liquor is, the less of these substances it probably contains, so less of a hangover. Though the study does note that vodka drinkers may have felt better the next morning, they performed just as badly on cognitive tests that required attention and quick reaction times.
While there will be no hard partying for Foodgoat and I tonight (I'm hoping to see one little girl catch up on her sleep), we will be having a final, delicious lunch of 2009 ... Slyman's corned beef sandwiches!
GoatSpawn, by the way, loves the Slyman's corned beef. So does Grammy-nominated Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies. Listen to them sing about Slyman's!