I'm still stuck on the latest Fiona Apple album, to be honest, and will probably (happily) never get un-stuck. But I've really enjoyed Daft Punk and Daughter, too.
On The AARP Pie
@iceberg I'm only 26 and I have, more than once in the 4 months since my birthday, forgotten my own age. And with a birth year of '87 I have to do semi-complicated subtraction to figure it out ... whyyyyy.
Pinners, what do you do when you feel like you need a vacation from your own brain? More than anything else it feels like I'm in a somewhat dysfunctional relationship, and if it were in fact a relationship I would already have done the "we need a break because everything you do is starting to get on my nerves, let's not talk to each other for 2 weeks" or whatever. Which is unfortunately not an option here. I am just getting sick of myself, which is sad because I normally think I'm super awesome!
I have been dealing with it by smoking a lot of weed but it's probably not the healthiest alternative?? Yoga has not really helped either. I feel fine when I'm with other people (and when I'm stoned/drunk) because I have something else to focus on, but whenever I'm alone it's like this neon marquee of unhealthy, unhelpful thoughts is going through my head over and over again and it makes it tough to motivate myself to do anything besides, like, mindlessly surf the internet. Or smoke weed.
I don't even have anything to be particularly stressed about beyond my perennial foreveralone-ness (which I have dealt with mostly-successfully for 26 years now) so I'm just like ??? brain what are you doing? Did one of my RAM slots suddenly stop working or what?!
@fata morgana PLEASE do it!!
@sarah girl That's a subset of the by the "too high to move" wedge for me. Yes, I do have great coping mechanisms, thanks!
On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."
CRYING AND DEAD, I'll be haunting the toilets alongside Moaning Myrtle if you need me.
@themlemons You are seriously too kind!! I hope you know that you seem like an incredibly considerate and insightful lady on the internet as well :)
@themlemons I live in DC, so there's actually a bunch of us around here. I went to one pinup last summer and for a while went to a lot of the DC Hairpin book club meetings too. Unfortunately around February the winter sads started kicking in AND I went on hormonal birth control that I think made me extra crazy/sad, and thus indirectly prevented me from ever being in a situation where I might actually NEED birth control (thanks, science!!).
I mean, I know things will start getting better in about a month when it's warmer out because they ALWAYS do, I'm just a six year old and want it nowwww. These threads are helping a lot though. I will probably order Chiara's book tonight too. +1 point for proactivity! (Because ordering a book online is such a big step ...)