You wake up in a cold sweat, your head is pounding and you have absolutely no recollection of the previous night. What is your plan of attack? Here’s some advice on how to regain your memory and piece together your extremely drunken night.
1. Check Your Text Messages
If you were drunk enough that you don’t remember anything, there is a 90 percent chance that you also sent some drunk texts. Most likely these texts went out to a number of girls in your phone, as well as a few “I’m drunk” texts to your good friends. There will be lots of misspelled and irrelevant outgoing messages, but you might come across one in which you attempt to explain your location to a potential booty call. If you can find out where you spent most of the night, you are well on your way to figuring this thing out.
2. Check Incoming and Outgoing Calls
Along with texts, you can be pretty certain that you made a handful of drunk dials. Checking who you talked to will be a good indicator of who you were with last night or who you were trying to meet up with. These people, assuming they didn’t black out as well, will be helpful in finding out where you were. That, or they’ll be super annoyed when they talk to you the next morning.
3. Check the Freezer
You need to find out what you actually pregamed with. Was it vodka, whiskey, tequila or, God forbid, Jagermeister? Were you pounding beers before heading out? This will hopefully spark memory of the beginning of your night. For example if you see tequila in your freezer, maybe it will bring you back to the pregame when you all gave a cheers “to getting laid,” and then proceeded to lick the salt, take the shot, and bite the lime. These kind of flashbacks are necessary in finding how your night played out.
4. Check Pockets For Receipts
In your drunken state you can assume that you were “Mr. Money Bags” last night and decided to buy the whole bar a round of shots. No matter your financial situation, it is more important that you find out what happened. Receipts can help you map out exactly what bars you went to. CAUTION: Don’t look at the total spent. This will just distract you and lead you off course into a state of mild depression where you begin to question your life goals and decisions.
5. Check Bank Account
In drunken states a lot of us forget to actually care about keeping a receipt In this case, you will not have any physical proof of where you were. However, thank God for digital banking. Log on to your bank account and see where your transactions took place. This will only work if you are using your card. If you only had cash last night, then move on to the next step of advice.
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