Monday, April 17, 2006

My depression cycles faster than Lance Armstrong...


*snagged from Gus Greeper

I'm reasonably happy again, though NOT in the mood to do anything work or school related. I've been looking up House pics all morning. See...



But that's beside the point. Elise and I went out for the BEST girl's night in the history of creation. Mary Magdalene and her friends had nothin' on us. First, Clay Pit. We had coriander calamari, seafood grill (white fish, salmon, prawns) and some kind of curried garlicky business with shrimp, mahi mahi, and mussels in it. And garlic naan. And beer and a mango margarita for me. So good. I'll never eat again, although I wish I'd realized last night that I shouldn't have eaten any more.

We went to Addison Park and sat on a bench at sunset and talked forever. About serious stuff, about life. I vented. I can vent to Elise like few others because she just "gets" it. After a good long emotional vomit we decided to REALLY indulge. What is REALLY indulgent? The Melting Pot for chocolate fondue. We got the s'mores chocolate with various dippables (cheesecake, marshmellows, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, graham crackers, etc.). And the really wonderful topper? Lemon drop martini. Hell yeah!

I will never eat again. Never. So good. Unbeatable.

And then we drove aimlessly around Dallas listening to Ani DiFranco and Metallica. Because Elise is the shit and understands the wonderful catharsis of driving to music.

I can proceed with life now. Still not 100%, but I think I'm on the mend.

23 comments:

  1. Oh drool.

    I did the same thing last night.

    More later when I can think coherently.

    Yum.

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  2. what, no stud came over to tuck you in bed :P

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  3. No studs ever tuck me in, Johnny. That's why I fantasize about TV/movie studs.

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  4. Is it later yet? I want to know what was so velly velly interesting. Glad to hear you're on the mend.

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  5. Thanks Sole! And the velly velly will be much later.

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  6. When I saw that pic of Hugh, I literally went *sigh, oh my* Wow. He's just so damn cute!

    Glad you had a great gals night out, Andi. You deserve it!

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  7. Yes, last night was a lot of fun.

    I often wonder how some people get by with being completely and utterly solitary without good friends, given that awesome friendships are a very necessary component of fulfilling various aspects in terms of emotional needs.

    And things can't ever be 100%, remember, as there would be nothing left to reach for or work toward otherwise. However, 99.8% sounds likes a good figure.

    And there really is nothing like driving around and listening to angsty chick music that hurts; all the while having spurts of good conversation and comfortable silences.

    I'm telling you, we need to road-trip at some point. We'd tear it up.

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  8. I am tired of graduate school. i have felt the same sense of anxiety/angst/depression you have been going through here lately. I am so tired of having so much anxiety and stress because we never have enough time to finish all the shit assigned to us. It has gotten to the point where I cannot force myself to work anymore.

    I would give anything for a peaceful nights sleep that did not involve alcohol/tranquilizers. I am tired of lightly dozing as I write my papers in my head. Sucks my arse.

    REVOLT, REVOLT I SAY!! DOWN WITH GRADUATE SCHOOL!!! WE WILL SHOW THOSE BASTARDS!!!!!

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  9. Wow! I have my own park! Hummm... I didn't realize I was that famous!

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  10. so glad to see you are (were?) in a better mood. Clay Pit makes everything better..... no really, it does.

    you were hanging out in my hood and I had no idea. hmmmmppphhhh... ok then... ;)

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  11. Vixen, isn't he a-freakin-dorable??? Stunningly handsome. I just wanna sit on his face.

    Did I type that out loud?

    Elise, I have no idea how people get around without fabulous peeps. I like/need to vent way too much to be more solitary than I already am. And amen to reaching. I'd be miserable if I was happy. Whahahah! We should totally road trip. Not plan where...just trip.

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  12. T., I'm all over that revolt business. I've decided to take the May-mini off for that very reason.

    Amanda, you are indeed! And all the best restaurants are right around it!

    Cold, I need to let ya know the next time I'm over there. Fun stuff. I had to miss out on going to Pete's recently, so I think we should all do that.

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  13. what did I say that was so interesting? I hope it was fabulously Earth shaking so I can be insufferably pleased with myself and then there will be no working with me-forgive me a cruel chuckle (insert a throaty, hoity-toity ah ha, ah ha).

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  14. Enough with the suspense, A-train.

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  15. Also, I think it is velly, velly wise to skip the May mini. Take the path of least resistance I always say.

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  16. Fem, you crack me up. I'll bring the laptop tomorrow. *So* looking forward to working on our project. OK, so that's tongue-in-cheek....I'd rather we just go to Paesano's.

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  17. The Melting Pot is great. My diet will not allow it right now, but there is one in southeast Las Vegas (which becomes Henderson at an undetermined point) and one in Louisville, so one day I will endulge again.

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  18. It was the first time I'd been there, Todd, but I will DEFINITELY go back. Would love to do a whole meal there.

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  19. That is just the best post title ever. I've quoted it

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  20. Okay, now. I didn't look this time ;)

    I'm glad you're feeling better. Isn't it great to have friends you can talk about anything with and have them just listen. Sometimes that is all we need. Yay for Elise!

    Sounds like you a feast there. I've been trying to get A to take me to an Indian restaurant but he thinks I won't like it.

    And Metallica is always good for when you're in a bad mood. I love ride around like that too!

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