Cheer Up Thread!

So, I’m newly broken up, and quite downhearted. All the usual feelings: guilt, fear, loneliness, jealousy, inadequacy. So, I need some innocuous and happy stuff to cheer me up.

So far, I have:

  1. Cute Overload
  2. Webcomics, but so many of them deal with relationships that it’s distracting.
  3. Flute playing, but since my ex got me into it, it’s hard.
  4. Studying… yeah, right.
  5. Winnie-the-Pooh
  6. Food, but I have no appetite.

So, any recommendations?

Depends… are you of girl-kind, or guy-kind?

Go recklessly shopping.

If you’re a chick, get your hair did.

Go get a massage.

Hang out with your best friend for a full day, then get shitfaced.

Hang a picture of your ex on the wall, then desecrate it in some way for some laughs. Then burn it while using plenty of expletives.

Punch or throw something. Hard.

Then look in the mirror, and think about how temporary all this shit is, and a few months from now, your life will be so different, and you’ll feel so different about everything, because you’ll have changed and learned for the better. And cause you’re probably an awesome person.

failblog.org, if schadenfreude cheers you up. It works for me every time. :slight_smile:

I :heart: failblog.org

Try this on for size: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpcUxwpOQ_A&watch_response

The video response is good too.

I bought a pile of books! I found the graphic novel version of *The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, as well as a couple books on relationships that might help me out next time I go through this.

I work tonight, so it’s mostly Internet for the next few hours.

Thanks for all the suggestions :).

The only problem with it is - It’s kind of redundant to put the word ‘fail’ on 90% of the pictures.

We know!

Speaking of the Fail Blog, I Can Has Cheezburger is a great source of both cute and occasionally funny pictures.

By the way, this is exactly the sort of Internet thing I’m looking for. It’s wonderful!

On the cute side of things, there is this video. It can be quite sad though. Depending on my mood it makes me go awww, get sniffly, or both:
Shii’s Song

Sometimes a good cry after a breakup feels good though.

Webcam feed of puppies sleeping.

Do NOT click on that link, unless you want to be reduced to a pile of goo. It’s an absolute cuteness… and we all know there’s no such thing as an absolute in nature. Its cuteness is perverse – PERVERSE, I SAY!

But I just want to put them all in my shoes!

But that’s part of the charm! Especially when it names the FAIL with a precursory descriptor fail.

Also, you gotta hand it to this guy.

Cheer up. Peace out. Have a coke.

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So, I’m newly broken up, and quite downhearted. All the usual feelings: guilt, fear, loneliness, jealousy, inadequacy. So, I need some innocuous and happy stuff to cheer me up.

So far, I have:

  1. Cute Overload

Dogs…meh…no cats…why no cute kettehs? Need kettehs? http://icanhascheezburger.com/

Cute Overload is … sweet, but get back with us when you has… teh cute…

Love, Phil

Yay! This is fun, guys.

I’ve also been looking up happy techno, like the Caramelldansen.

The Nairobi Trio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uw03hS_EMY

It might not work for you, but when I’m feeling down, I go here, to the sea slug gallery. If you like all animals, and not just the fuzzy kind, it might hearten you to know that these beautiful creatures actually exist on our planet. I think about them swimming around beneath the ocean’s depths and all just seems right with the world.

Also, if you like laughter and silliness, try www.spamusement.com.

The sea slugs cheered me up because they reminded me of experimentation with desensitisation where they basically kept poking slugs 'till they stopped responding. The idea still tickles me. “Ah! What’d you have to go poking my feeding tube for? … Hey! … Hey. … Okay, you know what? Screw you. I’m just going to enjoy myself over here.”