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Recovering from festivals in 4 easy steps
Sleep, water/pedialyte, vitamins, talk to your crew as much as possible
Yes, it is the number 1 way to recover from the madness, yet it is the activity we are least likely to engage in- because it requires time.
Give yourself the time, you need it. You don’t have to take a week off of work, there are a few simple things you can do to maximize your regularly allotted snooze time. 1. A dark room: dark curtains! Or you can tack a dark sheet/blanket/towel over your window to keep out as much light as possible. Remove any bright lights from your room or cover them with something. Examples: the bright red numbers on your alarm clock, the little red dots that shine out of the TV, DVD player, computers, etc. Believe it or not, those little bright lights can be a distraction. If all else fails- swoop some sleeping pills.
You need a healthy balance of H2O and electrolytes. Don’t pick 1 over the other- you need both. Gatorade or Powerade also replenish electrolytes, but they have loads of sugars & carbs. Those are only appropriate when working out. You don’t need all that when you’re laying in bed~ just need the good ol’ electrolytes.
Choose a well-rounded multi-vitamin, make sure you have a high percentage of iron and calcium in there. If you’re feeling extra sore from all the dancing and running around, get some extra supplements. Potassium will help with those crazy muscle spasms, and L-Glutamine assists muscle recovery. The body needs to be restocked on vitamins and minerals after the crazy shenanigans that took place. Be good to your body~ you only get 1!
4. Your crew:
If you’re like me, then you have 2,000+ miles and the Pacific Ocean separating you from your raging crew. Don’t fret! The beauty of technology is that it’ll make you feel like you’re right next to your friends again! Utilize the basics~ texts, phone calls, snapchat….you can even get extra techy and organize some group google+ hangouts. In order to beat that lingering grey rain cloud that’s following you around, talk to your friends! Reminisce on all the memories, flip through the photos and videos, and start making plans for the next event.
PEDCSD is no joke my friends. It’s a serious condition that, if not treated properly, will have a negative impact on your whole life.
Lets rave safely.
“or do what I did and drink a bunch of Gatarade and sleep for 20 hours” – Airec
~~~How chicks get ready for EDC~~~
Step 1: Eat less.
That’s right. The #1 way girls ‘get in shape for EDC’ is by eating less.
Notice: I didn’t say ‘watching what you eat’ or ‘making smarter eating choices’.
Oh, no. That would require legitimate knowledge of nutrition and healthy diet planning.
This is the thought process girls go through…
“Instead of eating 4 cookies, I’ll eat 3. I need to lose weight for EDC.”
“Maybe I should only have soda every other day. Gotta get that EDC body ready!”
“If I eat a salad with my burger, the greens cancel the fat out- its a wash. So it’s like I didn’t eat.”
No need worry about healthy substitutions or purposeful meal planning to stock up on necessary vitamins and minerals for the upcoming marathon of drinking and substance abuse. Nope. Just eat less. That’ll do the trick.
Step 2 for getting that bod ready for a week of partying is to work on ‘abs’.
Traditional situps and crunches are the way to go. The abdominals are only engaged during the first 45 degrees of the movement, while the second 45 degrees engage the iliacus and psoas major more than the abdominals. Which is exactly why we transition into crunches. So we can not target the abs, but we think that we are!
Yo yo yo, Airec again. I guess since my partner did it, I might as well do it too. I am a creative writing major at San Francisco State University, living in the beautiful state of Cali, Cali, Cali. I was originally raised in Visalia, a town in the middle of nowhere California. I usually say I’m from Fresno since noooooo one knows where V-town is. I moved up to San Francisco about six years ago to start my college “career.” Yes I’ve been in college for six years. And no, I’m not working on my masters. I don’t regret being in college for this long, although my parents still believe (desperately) -despite me telling them multiple of times that I’m not- that I’m getting my masters. My Asian parents, when are they going to learn that I am not going to become a doctor.
I am a goofy person, witty and kind of an asshole. I like to push people’s limits and I’m blunt about things. This is where I get myself into the most trouble. Most of the time people don’t know whether to laugh or to scold me. But after being around me for a while, people just see it as Airec being Airec. That’s when the laughter comes rolling in, when you get pass this tubby surface. This duel-blog is going to be good because where I like come off rough and strong, Koleana will be here to provide some comfort from the crude things that I’m going to say. I’m going to admit that I am an idiot at times, I’m not going to tip toe around that, but I do love to talk. My goal in life is to make people laugh and entertained. This blog is going to be my vehicle to bring smiles to people faces with my stupid antics and commentaries.
In my free time (like Koko) I like to be active. May it be going to the gym or going on hikes around the city; being active is ingrained in my DNA. This is probably because I used to weight 230lbs in high school, and I DO NOT want to revert back to that lil chubby kid. Given I played sports in high school, I was still that fat Chinese kid . . . despite the fact that I’m not Chinese. As quoted from the Austin Powers movie, I had more chins than a Chinese phone book. I blame it on my mother’s cooking and my love for fried food (especially fried chicken). Aside from being active, I like to play video games and attended concert and shows. I really like rock music (especially Alt. and indie) and electronic music (trance is my favorite EDM genre). That being said, I like to attend electronic dance music festivals. (Some of you may know what I’m talking about) I’ve attended five EDC’s. Yes, I’ve wasted –blissfully and willingly- hundreds of dollars and put my body through hell to have the privilege of being at five Electric Daisy Carnivals. This year, Koko and I will embark on another EDC with our crazy fun group of friends. So there will be some post regarding EDM and festivals I attend.
What am I going to blog about? Hmm . . . pretty much anything that pertains to my thoughts and adventures. Hopefully I will be sober enough when I attend shows so I can blog about them later when I wake up with a nasty hangover. Like Koko, I come from a really “unique” family. My parents are of Laotian and Thai decent, immigrants from Southeast Asia. I am the first generation of the Sypraserts. Yes, I know my last name has a lot of consonants in it. Now try pronouncing it. I am also the first of not two, not four, but nine kids . . . That’s a lot of kids. So some of my views on American living are going to be different; I’m just a boy who is an Asian American, trying to survive in an American and Asian world. So expect some post about that.
What I ask from you guys is to please not take everything I say to heart. I’m going to reiterate this again, I am an idiot. I like to be a smartass and I derive my style of comedy from the great comedic mind of Dave Chappelle and Asian comedian Kevin Shea, and also from fictional characters like Stifler. So please be patient with me. Just be glad that Koleana is here to grace your eyes, as well as protect my ass, with her elegant and cheery writing. Well, this is going to be fun; I know you’ll enjoy the ride (;P)