Fresh off the heels of a very over-indulgent “Friendsgiving” last night, I had my first real “Luger” of the season. It knocked me on my ass and into this morning. Thanksgiving is the Official Holiday of “Lugering” but what is a Luger you might ask…? It’s like a food coma, on steroids. Hard to breathe, hard to think, hard to even move. Everything just gets lost in a thick, foggy, food induced haze until you can’t even remember what couch you’re on.
Forms: (pronounced Lew-GUR) “to Luger” / “I’m Lugering”, the point is, it sounds like your body feels.
But, the difference is with a Luger, overindulgence is king. It’s like after eating a giant Thanksgiving plate, stuffing yourself and even your body is telling you, “Dude, there is absolutely no room for seconds.” Yet you house down another plate like the absolute savage you are. That’s when “the Luger” begins and your body and mind gets transported to another dimension. Here’s the “official” definition (coined by me) below.
Lu•ger (noun/verb) – a feeling of extreme fatigue or lethargy that can last for several hours after eating a large meal. Symptoms include laziness, heaviness, inability to form a coherent sentnce, usually accompanied by bloating and a feeling of tightness in the chest and belly.
Ex: “I can’t believe you just chowed a turkey leg, two scoops of mashed potatoes, a bowl of mac n cheese, three sweet rolls, green beans, stuffing, gravy, apple crisp, pumpkin pie, ice cream and three beers.” “Yeah dude, I’m seriously Lugering hard right now.”
The name comes from the famous and unavoidable food coma that one inevitably gets after eating a meal at the legendary Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, NY.
Just imagine all that salt and butter just sitting and gnawing away at your near comatose insides. You don’t even want to look at food ever again. When a meal knocks you out until the next day, that’s a real Luger. And people would say, “go for a walk, drink some tea… it’s good for digestion…” Believe me, you would if you could, but with a Luger you can’t even think straight, let alone step straight. Walking while Lugering is practically grounds fro a DUI. Let me tell you, nobody ever Lugers after eating a salad. Get ready to Luger this holiday season, you won’t be glad you did.