Do exactly what ev said with one slight alteration.. Get pissed with a bunch of mates. Find them there. Then play several games of Kings Cup. Best game ever. Then you're ready.
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did."
-T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom