The sticky glass rings are wiped up, the aspirin bottle is a little lighter, and the recycle bins are overflowing with evidence of a very good time.
But wait! Before you do the schlep of shame out to the curb take back some of that fodder-for-tongue-wagging and re-purpose it for more straight-laced pursuits.
Pin your hair back up.
or filed away for just such an occasion.
Print, cut, and paste.
Fill with your favorite buttons.
Admire while re-hydrating or caffeinating, or whatever it takes to return to the land of the living.
And remember: Button collecting, while habit forming and potentially damaging to your pocketbook,
seldom leads to a hangover.