DI Lestrade - catcher of murderers, personal chef and general dogsbody to Sherlock, husband to Dr John Watson, fashion icon to Mycroft. Coffee addict.
And then he passed out on the sofa... I love you too, come on. Bedtime.
*giggle* Drunk blogging is just so evocative. Best of luck tomorrow morning, gentlemen. Sounds like you'll both need it! :D
Er...later THIS morning, I suppose I should have said.
2 hours of sleep and a hangover and an office full of a whole lot of people feeling exactly the same way. If I were a criminal it would be a perfect time to get down to business. Here's hoping they aren't so clever and you get a quiet day.
Awww, so sweet! (John, did you wait up for him?)I do not speak from experience, but I imagine that tomorrow (or, rather, later today) is going to be very interesting... Any chance of a half day?~A from NW
@Kholly - or the worst time for a criminal to get down to business. I know some people who turn bloody-mindedly VICIOUS when hungover. Someone could be asking for an intimately applied baton and not know it.Heck of a merry christmas that.Bronwyn
I agree with Bronwyn. I feel sorry for the criminal who decides to make trouble today. Hope your head isn't hurting too horrible when you wake, L. Other people have offered far greater hangovers cure than I. Lucky for me, no matter how pissed I've been, I've never had one, so I don't have any advise. Good luck?
Anyone got a cure for an excited 6 yr old?
Have him play "spores." Have him lay down, and give him something to hold onto. That's the spore. He's the plant thing. He has to see how long he can go without dropping the "spores."
A rough house session with two large dogs. But that won't help your headache.*offering very quiet sympathy*For what it's worth, you make a very sweet drunk. :)
Oh, I actually have an idea--Sherlock, you never drew us a picture of your wings, and I really wanted to see them. Would you, please?
Give him a laptop and point him towards www.bored.com. So many games, even he won' t be able to play them all.Feel better!Bronwyn
I'm studying what happens when you spend a night poisoning yourself. Lestrade says that what he did last night. It doesn't sound like a party to me but there was singing so maybe.He's really grey except his eyes are red and he hasn't shaved because he says he can't and he looks really bad.
All I ask is that if someone wants to commit a murder, they choose me as the victim. I'm most of the way to death already. It would just be kind.Thanks for the glowing report, Shortstuff.
Sherlock--Hmmm. Well, alcohol in large quantities isn't very good for you, as you can see by the results. (And getting very little sleep makes it worse.) I'm told it feels good while one is drinking, but alcohol changes the brain chemistry and makes it work less well, so the person drinking doesn't think how they'll feel after the alcohol wears off.I don't know because I can't get drunk--I'm allergic to alcohol and get sick well before it feels at all nice.Hydrate, Lestrade--and please do not make jokes about being murdered? I know you feel horrid, but still...okay?
I should have said--I don't know from personal experience etc.
Think if you've got this far in llife you know exactly how you'll feel the next day. Just doesn't stop you.Sherlock, all these joys are still to come for you. Don't be in a rush for them.And now I'm off to work, where hopefully a full English awaits.
That's terrible, Lestallion. Who'd bring our Christmas cheer then? Hopefully.the gods who watch over mi-life-crisising DIs will have pity.
Since your study subject is taking himself off, Sherlock--did you and Mycroft figure out to whom you should send your letter about the Darwin Centre Tour?Have a quiet day, Lestrade. *virtually kisses forehead*
Christ, the office is like night of the living dead.
I strongly suggest no one drop anything heavy.
I strongly suggest no one drop anything *noisy.* Or bring in a criminal who can't use his/her indoor voice.*hands over a box of advil/painkillers and a truck of water* Stay well hydrated!~A from NW
Thanks A.Feeling marginally better after coffee, water, painkillers and apple juice.Shortly off to find a very large breakfast.Would really prefer to be in bed though.Thanks for looking after me last night, John, and getting me to drink water and take pills and all those sensible things.
"Johnny"? Drunk posting - so cute :-)I'm pretty sure a full English will make you feel much more human, Lestrade. And at least you're in good company today. Nothing quite like being in work the morning after the night before, is there?
So a good night was had by all! Hope the breakfast gives you a semblance of being human.
Christmas parties (and all the parties) at my university where ALWAYS on monday nights, when almost everybody had classes at 9am the following day. We were usually up to 4 in classes in the morning. Of course, you lot are liable to work everyday of the week, and can't just 'skip classes', so there is no easy fix for that ^^; I hope the huge breakfast did its work. (caption : studlyer. Hum, interesting...)
I feel better than most people look...but I look pretty terrible myself
Amazed all my team are in (some rather late). And slightly amazed at the number wearing the same clothes as yesterday. Makes me feel old.Although I know some of them just crashed on floors after missing the last tube home etc. mot implying they're all getting it on with each other.Team meeting now. I don't want to raise my voice. Ever again. But writing stuff on the board make me feel sick....None of the will remember what i say anyway. I'll make a handout.
So, did anyone get video? (Not that a "no" will stop me from hopefully searching YouTube. :) )*reminding self that four hours sleep sober is less painful that two hours with hangover*
If I were a criminal, I wouldn't want to choose today to get myself arrested, I know that. L - that was a very sweet post, thank you. It was a really lovely thing to wake up to, even at 3am. ;)
I'm seriously impressed that you're all at work. I'd have called off. Or had the party on the night before a day off! :D(I feel your pain, L. My last really big bender was the same - but I was up until 3AM drinking margaritas and chain smoking (I don't smoke!) next to a pool in Miami Beach at a work conference, then had to hit the first session by 7:30 AM. I ducked out at least 6 times to...uh, you know. It was horrid. NEVER AGAIN.)
Im sorry I woke you, I was trying to be quiet...And I'm not quite sure why it was so important that you knew I'd sing Folsom Prison to you...but I will.Maz - anyone who called in sick would know just how much trouble they'd be in with everyone who did drag themselves in. And there's never a night when someone isn't workingso we try to just cycle through which teams misses it because they're on nights.Haven't had to throw up yet... Been close though.
I don't really know the right thing to say, but I hope you start feeling more normal soon. (Don't forget to keep sipping water. Coffee isn't quite as good for rehydrating.)
Coffee is excellent for the chances of me staying awake though. If I wasn't trying to cut down I'd buy a christmas present of an espresso machine for my office.
L - I know you were trying to be quiet, it's all right. I wasn't more than half asleep anyway. Folsom Prison is of course vitally important, but I'll let you off doing it today if you still feel ill when you get home. Tomorrow's close enough.
You weren't meant to get up. I was happy to sleep on the sofa.I'll be okay by tonight I expect. Probably.
I know, but I was happier with you in bed with me. And it would've killed your back.
I wouldn't have noticed the back until my head was working again though ;)I'm glad you rescued me. I just didn't want to turn up completely wankered and be all over you stinking of booze, and probably end up snoring. Been on the wrong side of that enough times to know it's no fun.You 3 up to anything enviable today?
(Bet you've never been the subject of a scientific inquiry the morning after before, though. :))
Nope. Questioning, yes, but not scientific.
You say that as if you don't snore normally... Enviable...hm. We're out with the Christmas hordes again, so probably not, but we're still having fun. Getting a few last minute things.
I don't unless I'm on ky back! Do i?
No comment on your KY back. Heh, no, not really. Well, not usually at least, and even then it's more of a squeak.
Trust you to bring up making me squeak on my back with ky. Naughty, Doc.
That's why I'm on the list, and I have the ornament to prove it.
John, if you'd left him on the sofa, there would have been two immediate benefits to you: (1) not having to be part of Sherlock's scientific study and (2) being able to suck your thumb without any semi-coherent witnesses. (No, I don't know why I've decided to be a troublemaker today.) So we can only conclude that you must love him very much indeed to haul him into bed with you. Awww.
A) I'm quite sure I don't do that and B) if I do, he's the only one ever to have seen it, so C) I only do it when he's there, which means D) it must be his fault in some way. Now all I need is tags for comments, so I can tag this Lestrade's Fault because that logic was impeccable. But I do in fact love him very much.
Well played, sir. Well played.Sherlock, any drawings or conclusions to scientific studies to share?Mycroft, are you enjoying your break?
I drew my wings and me playing violin at the show and I'll make John post it later. I think alcohol is stupid.
Yay for your drawing! I'm really excited to see it. (I don't think you have to make John post it, though--I'm sure he'd be appt happy to if you just ask. ;) )That is a perfectly sound conclusion. (About the alcohol.)Did you send your letter to the Darwin Centre?
Stupid because I couldn't make you breakfast, or stupid in general? Sorry kiddo, won't get like that often, I promise. I know it's not nice to witness.
Whoops! I don't know where the "appt" in my last post came from, but it doesn't belong there. Sorry!
Stupid because it makes you sick and it doesn't smell nice so I bet it doesn't even taste good so why would anyone drink it all night? RR, John and I and Mycroft took it there today and the lady said she would give it to the right person. It has an envelope inside so they can write me back and I sealed it with wax from a candle like people used to do so they would know it was important.
Some of it tastes lovely, but It's an acquired taste. You don't need to try to aquire it for a long time yet.
Sherlock, that is brilliant! Hand delivering the letter is far and away the best idea for getting it to the right person, and sealing wax is a great touch--I would open a letter that's sealed that way absolutely the first thing. And of course a return envelope shows you are serious and thoughtful. You all didn't miss a trick!(I think alcohol tastes nasty too. Of course, that's partly because it makes me sick.)
It made Lestrade really sick too. He was groaning.
There's all different types of drink with alcohol though, Sherlock. They all taste different. And some make you feel ill faster and much worse than others. And I drank some of those ones last night...
What are the bad kinds?
And he did it on purpose. (!)The difference is that for most people, first alcohol makes them feel good--relaxed and happy. It's only later--and if they drink too much--that they get sick. How much a person drinks, how old they are, and how large they are all make a big difference as well as how much alcohol is in the drink. (It still smells horrid and tastes nasty to me, though.) Me, I skip the good feelings and go straight to sick.
Also makes a big difference how much you drink on a regular basis. You can build up tolerance.Generally, the darker looking a drink is, the worse you'll feel. And obviously the higher the proof - the amount of alcohol in the mix, the faster you'll get drunk.So scotch was part of my poison last night. And rum, vodka, bitter... and some other things.
Yep, so I hear. (About the tolerance.)Wine in small amounts can be good for adults, though--it hasn't much alcohol and has some health benefits as well.
And mixing beers, wines and spirits makes it worse too. Beer to wine isn't so bad, but wine before beer, as my mum says, makes you feel queer...
It all sounds quite complicated...I may be better off out of it! :DI will say I've had sips of wine on Shabbat and holidays for kiddush--a blessing on wine before Shabbat and holiday meals--since babyhood. A sip I can handle, although anything higher than 6% alcohol makes me shudder.
well, when you grow up with it you just learn by example and by your own extensive experimentation.Isn't all wine higher than 6%? I think it is here. But yeah, we used to get red wine and water when we were little, with meals, in Italy.
(Sherlock, you should look at what 'proof' means in relation to alcohol - I think you'll like it.
They make some kosher wines with extra low alcohol content for wimps like me. :) (No, not all kosher wines are sickly sweet--there are all kinds, some quite good. Award-winning, even.)
Ah, okay. And I had no idea they were sweet at all.Speaking of, Danger, I'll get some dessert wine for Christmas. And champagne for Christmas Breakfast.(See, already feeling well enough to think about drinking again.)Let me know if you need me to get anything for dinner.
Number one rule of drinking: Mixing is bad for you (not that drinking is much good for you anyway, lol) But yeh, I always stick to one type of alcohol. Sadly, me and vodka are no longer friends, but give me a bottle of whiskey and the party is on!
Champagne for breakfast? John, are you prepared for Mr Mid-Life Crisis serenading you with Bon Jovi hits on Christmas morning?Make sure he's sober enough to cook, won't you!
Just so you know, Lestrade, Mythbusters checked on the mixing drinks myth and actually busted it. They say that people generally fair better when they mix drinks than if they drink straight beer or straight hard liquor. Sherlock, drinking is not for everyone, and that's perfectly fine. I like a little bit of peppermint flavored alcohol in my hot chocolate, because it makes me feel sleepy and adds a good flavor. There are all kinds of alcohol out there, and a lot of them taste horrible, though! I don't like to drink a lot, as I don't like the way it makes me feel when I have too much. I don't get like Lestrade, but alcohol has a lot of side effects and affects people differently.
L - I haven't quite figure out dinner yet. When are you leaving work? Sally - are you prepared for Mr Mid-Life Crisis serenading you with Bon Jovi hits on Christmas morning?Ha, I can only hope! And that's Mr Best Midlife Crisis!
i really can't leave before 7 - got to set a good example...yeah.
Ah, apologies. Manischewitz used to have a (deservedly) bad name for ultra-sweet wine, and that used to be all there was, so. For the last 25, 30 years, however, that's all changed.Pip--you couldn't be more right. My mom, for example, falls asleep after half a glass of wine. :)
Recovered now, Lestrade? I get my worst hangovers on wine, I think. But I tend to avoid other drinks with chemicals in; I don't drink draught lager for example, although I will drink Becks. I find Guinness is heavy enough that I can't drink it fast enough to get stupidly drunk. Most of the time I think the lack of decent sleep is what kicks my arse though. Passing out insensate is no substitute for a proper sleep. Which is a shame, sometimes...Sherlock - alcohol isn't stupid, but it can make people behave stupidly. It can be fun, but it's absolutely not compulsory. It is definitely an acquired taste, and it's not one you have to acquire.
Definitely well on the road to recovery. Danger is being very soothing and determinedly ignoring the fact I look like death warmed up.And encouraging Sherlock not to conduct experiments about how much noise is too much noise for my banging head.
Sherlock, ANY noise is too much noise for Lestrade right about now.(It would be wrong to laugh, so clearly I must not be laughing.)
No, I'm okay. Just slightly delicate.It's not fair on him to stop him finding out about it all. I might be an excellent example for him to learn from
You're a good man, L. *blows kiss*(I don't mean it the way it sounds, but it's too irresistible not to say: "On your head be it." :D)
You don't look that bad! Much better than this morning or last night.
I think shaving helped give that impression.
Possibly. It wasn't the stubble making you look like death though.
No, that'll have been the 'being near to death' that made me look like that.
Funny how being near to death does that to you. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better though.
All down to your tender loving care, I assure you.
Heh. I should've recorded you last night when I was trying to get a couple of glasses of water down you. 'But Johnnnnn I wanna sleeeeeeeep now.'
Has he conked out yet? :)
Still distressing awake.Ha, sleep, pass out, same thing, right?
How are you still awake, how?
I have no idea...
Ok, one idea - caffeine.I'm off to bed now. Danger can massage my head and be kind to me for my self inflicted misery.
Should I talk about something boring? Could you read something boring? I know--I could discuss Kant with you!
(I'm sure your plan sounds much nicer. :) )
Danger can massage my headYeah, I reckon that'll make you sleepy... eventually :-p
One way or another, I imagine so.
I think my body is rebelling. Or preparing for nights. Or just deciding if I'm going to be that cruel to it, it'll be cruel to me.There is officially no reeason i should be wide awake now.
Well the threat...er, I mean offer...to discuss Kant stands.Or whatever you feel like, if you feel like.
I should really take he advice to put down all powered items and try and get a bit zen until I drop off to sleep, I suppose. I don't know.
So I understand. Or anyway, if you are going to read something, it would probably be better if it were something without a light coming out of it.Maybe you could try not trying to sleep? Just resting. And cuddling, of course. :)
Not like I'm doing much to try now. Just lying here. Although possibly slightly distressed by the idea of only 5 or so hours sleep over two nights...although there is every chance of a sneaky nap tomorrow, so not too bad.
Sneaky naps are the best kind. :) Are you going to be home during the day, or will you be able to sneak in a nap in your office?And I hope Sherlock isn't going to decide it's my fault John didn't post his concert/wings drawing. ...
Home tomorrow day, then working tomorrow and the next night, then free for two whole days with John and the boys for Christmas.I'm sure John will get around to it. He's been working hard looking after the three of us:)
At least you don't have to be sharp tomorrow morning. And maybe you'll be able to sleep in a bit in the morning--...Mycroft, do you think you can entertain Sherlock for a while when he wakes up? (No miracles expected. Just IF you're awake, and if you can?)And some days you need more looking after than others. *nods*
Poor Greg! Well, try and get some sleep, but if you can't at least think happy thoughts. I'm giddy right about now. Why? Because it's Christmas, I have a warm cat on my lap and the shiniest tree in all the wide world. Life, she is good.Merry Christmas,Bronwyn
Here's hoping Lestrade is still asleep--and a good morning, gentlemen, to those who are awake. I'm just off to bed myself, while you have, I hope, a fun morning, :)
Sherlock came and clambered on us, but John used some magic powers of persuasion to keep him quiet, and then when he heard Mycroft getting up he shot off to see him. So I got a few hours sleep in the end, and John will doubtless make me nap before work - so all is good, thanks.
Excellent teamwork, guys!And yes, a nap would be very good if you can manage it.
Yeah, not sure about the nap. Unlike some others, I'm still essentially completely unprepared for Christmas, given that I never get time when I'm not with John and the boys or at work.We'll see how I feel. Crushing fatigue will doubtless hit the second I clock in to work.
I have visions of John the nanny telling the toddler DI that it's time for his nap, with all the accompanying foot stamping and wailing about not being tired ;)
Can't you do both?(Sorry, busy getting a second look at last night's supper.)
RR, are you ill? If so, back to bed!Lestrade, don't worry. I am completely unprepared for Christmas as well. Although I don't have as good an excuse as you.
I aindict and currently residing on the bathroom floor.
Aww. Sorry to hear that. Lots of fluids and chicken soup when you're up to it.Refuah Shleimah(I probably spelled that wrong, sorry)
Hpe you feel better soon, RR
Sorry you're ill, RR. Try to get some rest.
My turn to look grey and like death--and I didn't even get a good drunk out of it!
Get well soon RR
Thanks, everyone. Surely it has to stop soon... :(