21 Things Every New Yorker Does When They’re Hungover

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

21 Things Every New Yorker Does When They’re Hungover

We all know the drill.


1. Wake up way too early for some bizarre reason

wake up

2. Go back to sleep until at least 1pm

baby falling asleep

3. Answer all unanswered texts so your friends know you’re alive

i'm alive

4. Tell them all you might not be able to make it tonight…

tina fey hungover


5. Drink water


6. Spend some time on the fire escape hoping the fresh air will ease the nausea

fire escape sitting

7. Resolve never to drink again

miss piggy no

8. Acknowledge that once you feel better, you will, indeed, drink again

costume repeaters

9. Decide you should eat something

hamster eating

10. Realize you have no food in your fridge

almost empty fridge

11. Contemplate whether you should walk to the Chinese place or get it delivered


12. Get it delivered, even though it’s only three blocks away

lazy gym

13. Resolve to spend the rest of the day in your pajamas

play with cat

14. Go through your phone trying to remember what happened last night

hangover photos

15. Start to panic when you see texts/calls to/from your ex

freaking out

16. Text your best friend to make sure nothing weird happened

calm down

17. Order more hangover food


18. Drink more water

lazy cat drinking

19. Officially cancel your plans tonight

cancel plans

20. Aimlessly browse the Internet reading articles like this one

not working

21. Go to bed early

dog going to bed



Cover photo credit: Jeffrey Zeldman/Flickr

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