It's Fat Tuesday, which means most of you are going to be running at half speed tomorrow. Here are a few ideas to help you with the 'cruda.

In El Paso, we begin Lent with a monster drink fest known as Mardi Gras. To be honest, I'm really not sure what beads, boobs and booze have to do with a solemn religious celebration. (Not that I mind it.) Today's the day though, so, here are a few tips to help you get through tomorrow.

  • First, arrange to be off tomorrow. It won't cure your hangover but, it will make life a little easier to deal with. (I would suggest "don't drink too much" as step 1 but, who the hell's going to do that?)
  • Drink a lot of water tonight.
  • Eat throughout the evening.
  • Avoid super sweet drinks.
  • Get plenty of sleep after drinking.

Those will help minimize the hangover but, do you want to wipe it out completely? My secret weapon is a Slurpee. Not Icees or other similar products, it has to be a Slurpee. (Preferably cherry but, coke works too.) If you're dying tomorrow, try one. You'll thank me for it.