Yes, we have all been there. A night out is something we all look forward at the end of the week, but more often than not, it’s a night that we don’t always remember. Here are the top 5 ways to help fill in the blank spaces from a wicked night out.
1. Snapchat Stories
We all have that one friend who creates 200 second Snapchat stories. They can create a serious case of FOMO or really, really piss you off. It’s usually the latter. If you’re lucky to be in their close knit of friends, you’ve probably been featured a lot throughout their stories. Snapchat stories are an amazing feat of social media, because they chronically record a night out from sober to drunk to passed out on the street. If you did something embarrassing or legendary on a night out, you’ll probably find it in there.
Check your phone right now! I guarantee you will find a selfie from a night out that you don’t remember taking. You’re probably crammed in a cubical with all your girlfriends, or posing for a ‘squad’ photo with a random group of guys. That’s the thing about being Gen Y, we have the constant need to selfie, and if your drunk self is as self-indulgent as your sober self, then you’ll probably have many, many, many unattractive, blurry selfies from the night before.
3. Text Messages
I do not condone drunk texting your ex, your crush, your mother, or your boss (it’s happened). In fact, don’t drunk text ANYBODY. But let’s be realistic, you probably did. One of the key areas to remembering a night out is hidden inside your inbox. Those embarrassing texts will transport you back to the exact moment you hit send, and in the process, will help jog your memory of the night before. Remember all those shots you had at the bar? Yeah, they texted your boss asking for money. Like I’ve said above, it’s actually happened…
If you believe that your drunk self does not steal things, you are wrong! I don’t mean as a felony. I mean, you’ve probably found something shiny and cool looking – so you’ve taken it. Usually, it’s something that has no value or street cred, and you’ll usually end up throwing it out anyway. That memory is almost here, attached to that random person’s fluffy key-chain you found in the gutter. The night is starting to come back to you.
5. Group Chat
Wake your crew up with some appropriate emojis and a “RIP me, I’m never drinking again” and let the puzzle solving begin. One section of the night you forgot (on purpose or not), a comrade will definitely remind you, and vice versa. What are friends for if they don’t remind you of all the stupid and inappropriate things that you did the night before? Oh the embarrassment! But don’t worry, if High School Musical has taught us anything, we’re all in this together. Where there are drunks, there are chunks of time lost, and there are always friends to remind you of the awkward shit that you did while intoxicated.