I’m not sure about this, but my friend Ally says that I do well when faced with the crushing and unending ennui of life. Frankly, I don’t know why they think that. I have a deeply melancholy soul and have spent most of my life dreading waking up in the mornings. The crushing and unending ennui of life is one of my favorite topics to go on and on about because it is all-encompassing, and I just don’t have anything else to talk about, really.
Nevertheless, it appears that my melancholic soul refracts as it beams out of me, and people see a rainbow instead of the pale pinpoint light I feel like I emit. So that’s neat, I suppose.
Maybe you feel like me and it’s hard to pull your eyes away from the relentless waves of life’s disappointments lapping on your shores. In that case, here are some of Queer Martha’s tips on keeping the unbearable ennui of life at bay.
1. Go to Happy Hour
One way to shield yourself against the tedium of being alive is cultivating frequent change. Weariness is momentar...
So last night Rachel came home kind of bummed due to work stress. It happens, you know? Every so often you are just like, "Work is a bummer." And when that happens, your loving wife might respond, "Can I get you a glass of wine?"
And you break open a nice bottle of Malbec. You drink together because sometimes drinking alone is a slippery slope into the moat of self-doubt that surrounds the fortress of "having a problem", you know what I mean?
Somehow, and no one knows how this comes to pass, but somehow you two look at your one glass of wine and realize you have finished the bottle. You are super enjoying the conversation that pings between the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, the Marxist theory of history, and how femmes have to verbally come out to every new person they meet. You are super enjoying the shortbread cookies that mysteriously wound up on the table and in your mouth. You are super enjoying the whole damn evening.