Meredith L.

Meredith L.

i forget and i can't tell.

On What Makes Us Feel Better When We're Sad?

I don't get major bouts of the sads anymore, partly because I've put dating on hold until I "work on some internal shit," and partly because I've started working out a lot, which is exhausting with a 40 hr work schedule and you get sad for 15 minutes then fall asleep.


So, if I have a whole night to spare: Watch 3-4 episodes of a good sitcom (Parks & Rec, Mindy Project, Bob's Burgers, old Simpsons are my go-tos) while eating a Really Fucking Good Pizza (either homemade or from the place that delivers with all the crazy toppings - no Dominos, etc.), and drinking a Really Good Beer (wine can be substituted). Get tipsy enough that I'm not sad but really feel like putting on a solo Kanye/Nikki Minaj Dance Party and in between jams, bother my cats with hugs.

If I only have a little bit of time - go do some yoga or talk to my roommates who are nice, non-draining people about their problems and life.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm 0

On Nice to Meet You, Internet

Taking boxed wine too seriously, card games, Tom Petty, claiming "But I'm a dog person! I have no idea how these two cats got here," Pablo Schreiber's arms.

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm 3

On Craft(ing) Beer on a Budget: Five Questionable Recipes

This goes perfectly with my usual description of The Hairpin: Home of Terrible, Terribly Fun ideas.

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm 3

On Close-Reading a Controversial List, Take 2

BRB, gotta stare too long at Men's Health at a 7-11 like a perv. WHAT, NO, 'OBJECTIFYING' NEVER HEARD OF IT.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 5:03 pm 3

On 'Game of Thrones' Men, by Hotness

@HunnyBee Read all the books, study the fifty pages of family trees in the back like you're going to be tested on it.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm 2

On 'Game of Thrones' Men, by Hotness

@Nate Jones@twitter I have leftover lady boners from when Littlefinger was cheaty well-intentioned Mayor Carcetti.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm 6

On 'Game of Thrones' Men, by Hotness

Lannister placement is dead on.

BUT IRL, VISARYS IS THE GREAT GRANDSON OF CHARLES DICKENS (also Robb's wife is Charlie Chaplin's grandaughter? Is England THAT small?) SO THAT'S COOL THAT I'M ATTRACTED TO HIM, SURE.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm 10

On What Goes With Your Breakup?

I'm normally a beer person, but after a break-up I definitely drink more wine and liquor. (I also do this during finals, Christmas. COOL STRESS REACTIONS, BRAIN).

Drink Portuguese and Austrian whites when you're demanding your friends to come over/eat out with you for distraction - eat steamed mussels, bread with compound butter etc.

When everyone is tired of your crying and you need to get over it, listen to 90s R&B (think "Cars That Go Boom!") and make up dumb, delicious cocktails with fancy liquors like Domaine de Canton that you would never normally buy until you're dancing like a drunk idiot around your apartment.

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm 1

On What Goes With Your Breakup?

@garli whiskey, Grinderman.

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm 6

On The Mystery Injury Pie

Trying to HAVE IT ALL, by holding in one hand an open, cheap umbrella and a latte, in the other a hot sandwich, and trying to open my door at work at the same time.

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm 11