Music, TV, and Mac ‘n Cheese Can Cure EVERYTHING

By Wednesday, February 1, 2012 0 Permalink

We all have bad days and everyone deals with them differently. Ideally I try to avoid people and just try to get through the day even though I really want to hide under the sheets all day. Whatever it is that’s stressing me out has to wait, but when I finally have time I throw myself a pity party, complete with pj pants, quality TV and comfort food (Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, shapes of course). Not letting what is bothering me get the best of me is easier said than done but when yesterday started off with a freak out I decided to blog about pity parties instead of actually throwing one.

Pity Party

This wasn’t today but I definitely needed a pity party when Pirates of the Caribbean was closed at Disneyland

I love watching my favorite shows when I feel down, especially the ridiculously dramatic ones: Revenge, Hart of Dixie, The Vampire Diaries. It reminds me that my life is very normal. Plus the people in TV land always have new outfits for me to drool over or critique. There is nothing like yelling “what is SHE WEARING?” at the screen to get my mind off things. For laughs I read up on Go Fug Yourself’s series Fug The Show Hart of Dixie. 

Hart of Dixie

“DAMN YOU AND YOUR WHIMSICAL PANTS, LEMON” – gofugyourself.com

Other than finding stuff that will make me laugh, I listen to music. Some people like to listen to weepy music to really get them bawling or upbeat music to get them out of their funk through happy vibes, but I like the inbetween – a little bit chill, a little bit catchy, and with a decent groove. Here are a few examples:

Ms. Jackson – Outkast
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
These Worries – Kid Cudi
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Got to Give it Up – Marvin Gaye
All Alone – Gorillaz
Alejandro – Lady Gaga

How to Throw a Proper Pity Party | Wit & Delight

 

I came across this image on Pinterest the other day and couldn’t help but think “how clever, I’ll save this for a rainy day.” Well, that day has come and it turns out the fun image linked to an equally clever blog post from Wit & Delight called How To: Throw Yourself a Pity Party. I bookmarked her blog after reading it, check it out. Her post would help on the days where you really need a glass/bottle of wine, or scotch. But remember you shouldn’t let pity parties last too long. No one likes a Debbie downer so give your sap-self some time to vent/mope/pout/cry/scream and then try to buck up. Maybe go watch some bad TV or eat a pizza.