When people use the phrase "Sunday Funday," my mind goes straight to the pitcher -- a cheap mimosa pitcher shared among friends/yourself. It makes me think of that time we accidentally ordered too many pitchers at 3 Monkey's and I ended up adopting my friend's dog for the day instead of just letting her out. Or that time my friend Lauren and I ended up randomly drunk at Buddy's without much of a warning.
Mimosa-soaked Sundays definitely are Funday's, but sometimes nursing that hangover is almost as fun. I'm not talking about the throbbing headache (that's why aspirin was invented), because that's never fun, but everything that comes with the Sunday hangover is actually pretty great. Think about it: what's more fun than a perfect excuse to lay on your sofa and use your chest as a plate while binging on hours of Netflix?
Here are the 6 Things You Need to Make Your Hangover into a Sunday Funday, Party of One Style:
1. A Good TV Series
I recommend something that feels like a treat, so I try to avoid my typical "How I Met your Mother" or "Parks and Recreation" binge. Those aren't Funday enough. No, you need something special. My choices are crime documentary series like Making a Murderer or Paradise Lost, which give you 10-ish hours of content. That's pretty crucial, as it's a binge, but one that you can actually complete in one day.
2. A Huge Pair of Sweatpants
I'm not talking about yoga pants or leggings. No, I'm talking baggy sweatpants. Ones where the pockets reach your knees that you can put your phone in and pretty much lose it. I have my baggy sweatpants from when I thought I was 'hood in high school and would order my pants too big, but you can also acquire yours by stealing them from a male friend or boyfriend.
3. Delivery Breakfast Sandwiches
What's better than brunch? Brunch in bed. If you live in Richmond, there is a divine service called STAXrva that will bring tasty breakfast sandwiches to your doorstep. Not only is that service in and of itself praise-worthy for the perfect Sunday Funday alone, but the food is actually really tasty too. My favorite is the Sriracha sandwich on an everything bagel.
STAXrva is basically:
- How I know there is a God
- Essential to a party of one on Sunday Funday
4. Water is life
As a living organism, we always need water, but on a hungover Sunday Funday, a huge bottle of water is essential. I'm not talking a cup of water, but a whole gallon of water or as close as you can get to that.
If you've prepared ahead of time, 7-Eleven always runs deals for 2 for $3 Powerade, which is the sweet nectar of Sunday Funday's.
5. A Hammock
I must admit my privilege here: I don't own a hammock, but my roommate, Liz, who one day will be featured in her own blog post, does. After over 12 hours of day-drinking at NASCAR, I was left feeling less than spectacular.
I've never felt better than I did laying on that hammock on my balcony outside. If you really want to kill a Sunday Funday, get a hammock and get some fresh air. That leads us directly into our sixth and final key to enjoying your very own hangover party.
6. Fresh Air
I used to do this ridiculous thing where I'd wake up and run before I started feeling hungover. And I could pretty much guarantee that I wouldn't catch a hangover. These days, the hangover sets in a bit too early for a vigorous run, but a light jog/walk/standing on the balcony/sitting near an open window, helps get me ready for a day on the couch.
There you have it! Those are my six keys to making a Sunday Funday out of your hangover. Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments.