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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 10:30 AM
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After a really bad day how do you treat yourself special?
I didn't sleep well last night. Too much stuff going through my head. I've been up on DU pretty much all night.

So now, as it comes time for bed I put on some Enya music, drew a nice warm bath with some scented bath crystals in it and soaked for about an hour. I figure I earned it.

How do you treat yourself special?

(I was going to ask how you pamper yourself but wanted to avoid the dirty diaper stuff...)
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 10:56 AM
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1. ice-cold martini in an enormous glass!
n/t
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:00 AM
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2. I don't.
Can't eat any "treats" because then I beat myself up over the fat content/what am I doing to my diabetes stuff.

I don't like soaking in the bath (I do, actually, I just don't get the "Realxing" kick out of it that most do)

Guess I just go to bed, turn off the light and sigh "Tomorrow's another day..."
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:02 AM
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3. Sit on the porch and sip a beer.
That resets the old circuit breakers.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:04 AM
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4. Pour myself a big glass of scotch
hop into bed with a good book and read for an hour with some jazz playing in the background.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:13 AM
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5. I go to Charlie's and get the meatloaf
and write about it and get 25 emails from outraged vegetarians. Go figure. :)
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:18 AM
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6. I crank up loud music...
strip down to my skivvies and a tank top and bounce around the apartment screaming along with Tool or Marilyn Manson or Sepultura or Rammstein at the top of my lungs.

Or I light candles and take a long hot bubble bath.

DV
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:20 AM
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7. Well last night it was a shot of Maker's in my finest crystal
but sometimes a glass of cabernet will do the trick. And it's special because normally I only allow myself to drink on the weekend. :-)
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:21 AM
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It used to be that I'd ...
...make homemade chocolate pudding, a cup of tea, and put "The Best of the Band" on the turntable.

Nowadays it's often frozen yoghurt and watching Britcoms.

And my videotape collection (comedies, classic movies) has seen me through a lot of sad times.

And I never miss an opportunity to walk in the rain.
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:21 AM
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8. i sit and play a nice computer game or watch a movie for hours
Its extremely relaxing, i dont have much free time maybe 4 hours or so when i get home untili need to sleep, so wasting that playing a computer game is neato :)
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:24 AM
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9. New York Super Fudge Chunk
It'll cure anything.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:45 AM
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10. Make myself a noodle dish
Noodles...the ultimate comfort food...

It is then followed up by ice cream..

I hope you are feeling better soon.




:bounce:

:hug:
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Shrek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:46 AM
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11. I need 3 things
Son, tackle box, fishing pole.

A short drive to the lake and within an hour or so all is well.

Works every time.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:47 AM
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12. Hot bath, cold scotch
not usually in the morning though....eat lite and healthy
til cocktail hour. :-)
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:48 AM
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13. Long, hot shower. Glass of wine, and a really good book.
On Wednesday's, "The West Wing".
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lapislzi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:48 AM
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14. One word....SHOP....
Depending on how bad a day it's been, it might be:

Makeup (when I've been intellectually fried and can't get my mind around anything but pretty colors and pleasant aromas)

Books (when I've been dragged down by gossip or RW bullshit)

Lingerie (fight with Mr. Laz)

Shoes (like who needs a reason?)
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 11:49 AM
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15. Hit 100 Golf Balls, Then. . .
. . .go home, grab a good beer, go into the rec room, turn on the amp REALLY loud, plug in a guitar, and blast away. Very renewing!
The Professor
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JackDragna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:03 PM
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16. I drink myself into oblivion.
..and then eat a Triscut. Mmm. Triscut.
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Raenelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:10 PM
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17. Uusually I induce a stupor with food. Doritoes and sour cream
is my favorite. Eat, watch TV and pet my cats.
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Interrobang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:18 PM
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18. Well...
Sometimes I call friends in faraway cities; sometimes I go out to eat (mmm, Vietnamese food...) or get delivery (mmm, food that comes to me!); sometimes I buy books or new CDs; sometimes I indulge in some of my favourite recreational substances (not all at once, though); and sometimes, when the cause is truly sufficient, I do all of the above in an evening. Ahh!!
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:22 PM
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19. What I do
I pig out on a loaded pizza and cold beer, take a long hot bath, then curl up with a good book on the couch. :)
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Butterflies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:54 PM
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20. A hot shower to wash off all of the unpleasantness,
then I put on soft clean sweats, make a cup of tea, get on the couch, and watch TV. I enjoy the cosiness of my little house.
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toddzilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:01 PM
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21. i drive this thing around..


3 horsepower, 9 pounds.. do the math :wow:

or i shoot aliens on the computer..

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 03:12 PM
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23. Congrats Butterflies!! 300 posts
:toast:
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 02:10 PM
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22. Typically,
I change clothes and go to my other job. Or maybe even my other other job.

If I'm actually at home trying to destress I write, I chat with a friend, I pour a glass of wine. I often find that housecleaning seems to destress me. Nothing is quite as effective as curling up with a purring cat and a good book, though.
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 03:16 PM
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24. I go grocery shopping at Trader Joe's
Then I make my hubby and myself a yummy dinner, complete with some nice wine.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:34 PM
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25. Start with a nap. Then I go swimming for an hour at least...
The pool where I swim is nearly deserted at night. Olympic sized, so there's ample room to do bonafide laps. After about 10 minutes, I always reach a zone where there is no worry -- just water. It's the best.

Later, I'll watch an old movie or read, then have up a "serious" interactive play session with my cats -- pillows on the floor for "rocks," etc. If I have any residual grumpiness, their antics will siphon it off, guaranteed.
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sistersofmercy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:37 PM
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26. Curl up in bed with a poetry book and a nice red wine on the nightstand.
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populistmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:50 PM
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27. I used to eat junk food
Now, I don't. I've found other more effective stress relievers that I won't go into because they're more personal.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:11 PM
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28. I put on my pajamas!
I just love to hang out in my PJs. Then I order the Crispy Duck and Thai Iced Tea from Amerin Cafe, have a little :smoke: and listen to music, read, or watch a movie.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:27 PM
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29. Pedicure
and a chick magazine. Nothin' better.
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:07 PM
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30. Go to the indoor range and shoot through a few boxes of 9MM
Start with the Sig 226, switch to the Walther P99, finish up with half a brick of .22LR through the Browning shooting at quarter-sized targets.
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