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Poll: When you've got sorrows, what do you drown 'em in?

Sorrows? But i'm happy as a lark *merry chirp* 5 (5%)
Sweet, Sweet chocolate...*drool* 19 (19%)
Some type of foreign substance, such as alcoholic beverages. 20 (20%)
Gather the friends for a movie/popcorn-fest.share the misery! 9 (9%)
Soft music, a bubble bath and some good reading material will do 19 (19%)
other 30 (29%)
   Discussion: When you've got sorrows, what do you drown 'em in?
*joolee* · 18 years ago
I drown them in good music. No other cure...some good classical pieces...beethoven, holst, mozart...
John J. Ryan Back · 18 years ago
I agree! Music is the best way to curb your sad times.
Erica: movin' to Ohio!! · 18 years ago
it's my poll!! will people like my poll? and i voted for foreign substance. when i'm sad i smoke A LOT.
Annika · 18 years ago
Did I really need to say how I drown my sorrows? I think most 'regulars' know. :^P *sigh* That's how I got the nickname Vodnika.. I really like that nickname, although.. umm.. lost my thought. Yes! Yummy! I love alcohol.
Back · 18 years ago
I have to say that I drown my stress in alcohol when nothing else is working...
but I try to find someone to laugh with..
People who know how I deal with pain will tell you that laughter (and random silliness) is my drug, baby!
no one · 18 years ago
Best poll for quite some time, except, I never encountered sorrows, so I can only make a guess at how I would react to them. Let's see, uhm, yes, alcohol might dull the pain, music will soothe and hashish distract. A good cry is temporarily cathartic.

P.S. I'm permanently pissed, stoned, surrounded by "the art of the fugue" and teary-eyed for purely prophylactic reasons.
Rachel Beck Back · 18 years ago
Yay! Stevie Smith reference. Poetry does it for me, plus blues music and really dark chocolate.
Mamalissa! · 18 years ago
My soothing music of choice? David Matheson by David Matheson. He's this really great Canadian artist. He used to be in some band. You've probably never heard of it.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 18 years ago
I eat chocolate while listening to music.

If I want to cheer myself up I listen to upbeat music. If I want to wallow in it I'll listen to Bob Dylan's Desolation Row
Michael (foof) Maki · 18 years ago
Where the hell is my "all of the above" optopn?! ;-)
goovie is married! · 18 years ago
chocolate, music, buffy, and hobbits. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years ago
Actually what I usually do is call you. Then eat chocolate while listening to music and reading Tolkien.
goovie is married! Back · 18 years ago
reading is good, too. i go for betsy-tacy, ramona quimby, or alan mendelsohn. nice comfort reading.
Agent Scully Back · 18 years ago
Idon't have the Ramona books. :( I got them all out at the library when I was a kid. :(

I wish they would put that series on DVD. I remember watching it in '91 after I had my wisdom teeth pulled. That was a comfort Anne of Green Gables. :)
goovie is married! Back · 18 years ago
awww! i loved that series. and jodie from today's special had a guest role as the school receptionist!
Mamalissa! Back · 18 years ago
Today's Special was the one in the department store after hours? Kind of like the movie Mannequin, but educational. And without Andrew McCarthy.

Remember Pinwheel?

I went to the Anne of Green Gables homestead in Prince Edward Island this past summer. Wonderfully hokey.
It's a girl! Back · 18 years ago
i was all down feeling last week. then i had a nice long soak in a lavendar and vanilla scented bubble bath, a cup of cocoa with massive numbers of little marshmallows and i curled up in bed and read "the secret garden"

nothing like bubbles, chocolate, and comfort reading to make you feel all better!
J. Andrew World Back · 18 years ago
Hmmm....Ellen taking a Bubble bath whille I feed her chocolates, Hot Cocoa with Marshmellows in them and then curling up in bed with her would make all my problems melt away.....
nitsita · 18 years ago
a hot bath with a good book, followed by loud Rufus Wainwright and Leonard Cohen, lying on/in bed (newly raised up and supported by milk crates, being rocked by gravity) in a dark room with a candle burning.

... come to think of it, that's happened a lot in the past couple of weeks. But there's nothing like Rufus and Cohen to heal your wounds and bruises.
Misch · 18 years ago
Whenever life gets me down.... well, I won't go there, but sometimes, I just fire up the good 'ol Civ III and blast the crap out of some puny civilization. That's always fun to do.
Agent Scully Back · 18 years ago
The Sims are good for that too. :)
beth-pseudocanuck! · 18 years ago
oO whenever my life gets me so down, i know i can go down to where the music and the fun never ends! as long as the music keeps playing, you know what i'm saying! i know that i can find a friiiiieeeeeeeeeend down at the ROUND HOUSE! Oo

yeah, you know you're singing along.

god, how i miss that show. which brings be back to my agreement with carey on the last poll--long live preteen melodrama! :)
John J. Ryan Back · 18 years ago
Did Roundhouse Alumni ever "make" it in the entertainment industry?
goovie is married! Back · 18 years ago
yeah, she was the "lead singer" during the first season. i forgot to mention her before.
goovie is married! Back · 18 years ago
reprise the theme song and roll the credits!
god, i loved that show. at least during the first two seasons. john crane and his armchair, the principal with the intercom head, the random dance sequences...good times. :)
and re: john's question, ivan dudynsky (the blond dude) was in a few movies like newsies. he's the only one i know of who did anything noteworthy after the show.
beth-pseudocanuck! Back · 18 years ago
actually, there's a website devoted to the alums somewhere... well, here's one

but you do know that dominic lucero (who was one of the roundhouse/newsies crossovers along w/ ivan d) died of lymphomic cancer in 1994... :-(

ok, gotta go, but yes, reprise the theme song and roll the credits! long live roundhouse!! :)
John J. Ryan Back · 18 years ago
Confirming the theory that somewhere out there, there's a website for EVERYTHING.
goovie is married! Back · 18 years ago
yeah, i think he died during the run of the show, and they kept him in the opening credits as a memorial to him.
Jºnªthªn · 18 years ago
Bacon fat.
sheryls Back · 18 years ago
between the icon and the comment, i nearly snorked my diet caffiene free pepsi.
Jºnªthªn Back · 18 years ago
I think he was the pet-of-the-day a while back. He looked like a perfect fruhead icon.
Brian Wowak · 18 years ago
While the band plays on, of course.
nate... Back · 18 years ago

/me kickbans brian

Arbie Back · 18 years ago
heh heh ...Nate gets extra points for reminding me of irc. Used to play there a I don't *shrug*
Agent Scully Back · 18 years ago
so did a lot of other people.
Arbie · 18 years ago
For true sadness, like say when someone close dies, nothing but time will do. Music generally works for the less serious downtimes. Actually no matter what my mood music usually takes it up a notch.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned sex yet :-)
*joolee* Back · 18 years ago
sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex !!! ;-)
goovie is married! Back · 18 years ago
"oh, stop talking about sex! you're always on about it, morning, noon, and night! 'will the girls like this? will the girls like that? is this too big? is that too small?'"
Agent Scully Back · 18 years ago
o/~ let's talk about sex babeee....let's talk about you and meeee o/~
nate... Back · 18 years ago
mmm... sexxx....
Melinda J. Beasi · 18 years ago
I chose the popcorn/movie/friends thing because that was the closest I could get, but I tell you it's all about food. Comfort food. Like popcorn... and grilled cheese sandwiches... and macaroni and cheese. Yep, it's food.
renita Back · 18 years ago
I went for other.

because yah. I'm all about the comfort food.

ume boshi and salt&vinegar chips.
or fries...
or hash browns...
or sometimes doughnuts... (the glazed wrinkly kind, hostess makes a version and they call them old fashioned)
or fresh bread and butter.
or coffee.
or. or. or.

I'm all about the food.
goovie is married! Back · 18 years ago
po-tay-toes. ultimate comfort food. well, ultimate non-chocolate comfort food, anyway.
Melinda J. Beasi Back · 18 years ago
yum yum yum agreed! especially mashed.
renita Back · 18 years ago
GAH! I almost forgot potato pancakes!!!


and pickled perserved plums. that's what keeps me happy ;D
Brian Dinsky · 18 years ago
Hmph, some poll, no spot for potheads. oh wait, i'm not one anymore...what the hell am i talking about? well, i guess foreign substance could be applied to this. trying to keep this post within reasonable guidelines in the event that minors read these posts. i felt it was relatively un-PC (for lack of better term) to bring up such a topic on such a friend/family based medium, but then again, folk singers tend to be hip to the proverbial groove. :)

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