Two types of therapy I find most effective - blog therapy and retail therapy. The first is obvious. There's nothing quite like putting your feelings on the internet for all the world to see. Blogging has this amazing way of taking all the stress away. It's like keeping a diary, except easier and faster for those of us too lazy to write (I actually do both...). Retail therapy works a little differently. Shopping is more mindless and doesn't require coherent thought processes. When I shop, I shut my mind off completely. I then indulge in buying things I don't need and it feels great. I mean, we all know it's bad, but it feels so good.
I was missing thrifting so much when C suggested going to Goodwill, so I went with some friends and bought a few things I couldn't be without: a clear cup (for make-up brushes), a lunchbox, a wool jumper, and a silk top. All of this came out to $9.47. Only at Goodwill can you find silk tops for under three dollars.
That night, I bonded with my floor over dinner and some hang-out time afterwards. I've been doing that a lot lately. I figure I'll be here for a whole year, so I should at least attempt to know the people I live with. A highlight from the evening: R was the victim of our pointing-and-laughing when he couldn't understand why reading "Iam sofa king we todd id" out loud was so funny.
I remember one of my first Psychology classes at Lowell when Ms. Kwong, my teacher, asked the class which statement we identified with more - "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" or "Out of sight, out of mind." At the time, I chose the latter, but now I'm not so sure anymore.