Today I thought I'd be That Person and talk about what I ate.
YES. Food. I'm going there. Are you intrigued?
So, I'm having a rough week. Things started crashing in, I began to have Little Mermaid sea foam fantasies, I put on the Rufus Wainwright album that I'm no longer allowed to listen to, and the monsters started yammering in my ear and gnawing on my clothes.
Then I went to lunch with a friend and ate a toasted (Husband says it's called "grilled" but I think not) cheese sandwich--provolone cheese with sourdough bread and LOTS of butter. Oh, it was good. Gooey, melty, buttery.(This is not the actual sandwich. I am too self conscious to take pictures of my food most of the time.) I also had chocolate milk.
And you know what? I felt a lot better. Spending an hour having lunch with a friend probably had something to do with it too.
That reminds me of when I was visiting Husband in Ireland while we were both studying abroad and I was stuck alone with one of his roommates for a few minutes. The roommate was a complete idiot. This term did not exist way back then in the distant past, but we would have called him a "brah."
(Urban Dictionary tells me "brah" is a Hawaian term for "bro" or "friend" but unfortunately in my opinion it now means some a*hole who may or may not play lacrosse and who likes to ice his friends--if you don't know what that means, I'm not going to tell you because it'll just make you die a little inside--at the most inopportune times.)
Anyway, Brah Roommate and I are sitting together awkwardly and so I say, "Isn't it amazing how heating something up can make it so much better? Like, cheese on bread is okay but melted cheese on toast is a meal." And his eyes went wide and he said, "Wow! That IS amazing!" And we had this moment where I thought to myself, "Brah Roommate, you are still an idiot and a jerk, but for right now we're cool." All because of toasted cheese, people.
If that's not magic, I don't know what is.
So, if you are also having a bad week/ month/ whatever--may I suggest a toasted cheese sandwich?
Even if you can't find a friend to lunch with, or the monsters are whispering that you have no friends, you might still consider having a toasted cheese sandwich of your own.
To my knowledge, toasted cheese sandwiches don't have magical healing properties.
But they MIGHT.