a debt to adrienne martini

October 29, 2012

when one is feeling particularly stressed
it is best to have some healthy coping mechanisms.
for what use would it be to shoot up heroine every time you had a deadline?
i mean
it’d feel awesome.
but then there’s the whole addiction thing to contend with.
and besides,
heroine chic is so over.

when i am particularly stressed,
as i am and will be until wednesday,
i turn to my old standbys:
1) do work – actually being productive does a lot to alleviate stress.
2) clean my bathroom sink – you don’t realize how dirty it really is.
3) eat – less healthy, but sometimes i need some extra carbs.
4) snuggle mo – mitigates my guilt at his being alone so often.
5) caffeine intake – it’s a legal drug that feels good and aides #1.
6) xanax – cheap, legal, and proof that western medicine is awesome.

but you can’t always turn to your standbys,
because perhaps you’re in the wrong mood
or you’ve used one and it wasn’t enough.
in these moments,
i did deep
and try to recall something i saw on the internet that made me happy.
this video does that for me.

(4:42 is particularly good)

i don’t know why, exactly.
i only know i owe a debt to adrienne martini for bringing it to my attention.

thanks adrienne.


i think i just discovered there’s a mouse in my apartment.


edit: just noticed this was my 300th post. go me.

8 Responses to “a debt to adrienne martini”

  1. sarahvv Says:

    Hugs. That is all.

    Oh, I guess also, these are my 3 go-to “Nothing is working and everything is shit” internet cheer ups.

    1. Winston (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcmcos_9h3k)
    2. The hard is what makes it great (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ-v3FbufEg)
    3. Erato. Any Erato. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GJJt8isdXU)

  2. Adrienne Says:

    Aw. So happy I could help. (And still so sorry that I couldn’t find you at Rhinebeck.)

  3. Ahahaha! Another NPR person!!!! Thanks for hooking him, Adrienne!!!

  4. Gotta love how animated he is playing the mandolin!

  5. Anonymous, too Says:

    All these references to heroine. . .have you been Dancing Barefoot again?

    Yes, hug The Mo. The Mo is wise in the ways of comforting the overly-stressed. After all, The Mo has a PhD in Life.

    Hang in there, young Jedi. Survive this, you will.

  6. Astrid Bear Says:

    Hang in there! You can do it! Love the video, thanks for sharing it. And happy 300th post.

  7. Hugging mo is always good!

  8. […] business she’s always going on about. the thing that’s kept me going is that, while the stress has been nuclear, i can track real results in my progress in the program and improvement in my work. i might […]

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