Getting drunk is not good for work the next day…

So, for a quiet night with a couple of drinks, work the next day, I thought why not? It’s only gonna be a couple of drinks, and there’s not gonna be that much to do the next day.

Urgh, not doing that again. I don’t think I’ve thrown off Thursday night’s hangover entirely yet.

So, a nice quiet night turns bad when you move off the cider and onto the vodka. When it becomes a good idea to move to another bar, get more drunk, then move on to a club, things can go downhill quickly.

So, me and a bunch of my straight(er :P) friends, and we happen to end up in CC Blooms (a gay club) – I’m still in amazement about how comfortable some of them were with some of the dancing that was occurring :P

And then there was the karaoke. Singing along to Snow Patrol’s Run, at the top of your voice without a mic is a bad thing. Sore throat Friday, No voice Saturday.

It was the Carol Concert that went the most pear-shaped though – being ridiculously hung-over and trying to op a sound desk when there’s a slight issue of the next channel being at max with something like static with the gain at minimum. No off switch for the channels. Hungover. Yeah, you guessed it, I nearly deafened everyone in the room. Including the principal of the university. :S

So, I had the sound desk to pieces after that, dunno what was wrong, but wired it up slightly differently, and took out some kit that was unneeded. The problem seemed to disappear, so meh.

The Christmas Party followed later that day, and with the freshly DMX’d UV LED thing pointing at the white christmas tree from the red party, I was happy that not much could go wrong, and that I could enjoy myself on the lighting desk again. Until I remembered that this DJ is not the best, and that I was still hungover. Also, this DJ really really really likes his bass. Several times I had to get him to turn it down cos stuff was vibrating across the table – I thought my netbook would be safe on top of the lighting desk, sitting on some unused (for this party) faders.

I looked away for all of two seconds, heard a crash (over 100dB music, I might add), looked around and saw the external screen for my netbook had lost signal. My phone which was charging from my netbook was missing, as was my netbook.

The whole lot was on the floor.

My phone is fine I think, however the USB cable for it is now almost useless, so I’ve had to buy another one. My netbook also seems fine, though the casing around the screen cracked open. I managed to snap it back together though, but the camera is now in the wrong place inside the casing for it to be any use.

Ah well, guess I’ve learnt to be more careful with my netbook etc.