Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dealing with Depression

Depression is a malady that affects over 18 million Americans a year. Some people deal with feelings of sadness by self-medicating with illicit drugs or alcohol. Of course, this only provides a temporary solution, the problem still remains after the individual sobers up. Counseling has proven to be therapeutic for some who suffer from depression--having a trained professional listen to your problems can be invaluable. For more serious cases, prescribed medicines such as Welbutrin or Prozac can provide a lifealtering solution.

Personally, I've found that most of that is horseshit. I don't do drugs or drink and I've found that 99% of the psych. majors that I've met are batshit crazy. Therefore, I've come up with my own therapy for when I'm feeling down. What I do is don my new, custom made drawers and little else, while prancing around my apartment like a pretty, pretty, princess:


At 4:19 PM, Blogger a.g. said...

G as tinkerbell. Somehow it just works.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Serena Joy said...

I can attest to the Pretty, Pretty Princess treatment. It works for me every time. I must say, though, that your drawers are prettier than mine. I'm jealous as hell.

At 5:28 PM, Anonymous lori said...

Why am I totally NOT surprised?

At 6:46 PM, Blogger Aza said...

Dear God what have I done! I’ve spent thousands on therapy, have taken every antipsychotic/depressant known to mankind, tried alcoholism and all this time everything could have been resolved by rubbing the ladies of Disney against my arse. It sounds like you’re on to something there, tfg. I see a new business venture in your future. You sir just may have stumbled upon a solution to end all psychosis.

(btw, in the far upper left-hand portion of the photo is a pill bottle. Uh, just out of curiosity, its contents didn’t help you dream up this brilliant ground breaking new form of therapy….did it?)

At 7:41 PM, Blogger tfg said...

geisha- Even us hardass Gs have a sensitive side.

serena- We might be able to work something out--if nothing else I'm the sharing sort. Mi casa su casa.

lori-Well, then it's unanimous.

aza-Actually, the pills are prescription strength Ibruprofen for a neck injury. It's the only type of painkiller I'll take regularly.

At 8:15 PM, Blogger Kalleigh Hathaway said...

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At 8:58 PM, Blogger Kalleigh Hathaway said...

So let me get this straight, you know someone who makes custom-made Disney princess boxer shorts, and who may or may not be the same one with that nicely TFG-tattooed ass. If she possibly cooks the ethnic food of your choosing from scratch and is a great lover too, she must be a goddess. No wonder there's no depression in your life.

At 9:29 PM, Blogger Christopher said...

I wish I'd thought of something this simple before going with the old '12-pack and tinkerbell costume' treatment. Damn.

At 9:34 PM, Blogger Serena Joy said...

If I can get them on full moon days, that'll work for me.

At 12:16 AM, Blogger Strumpet said...

I find that a combination of weed and a few glasses of red wine help me to enjoy prancing about my apartment while wearing pretty underwear a LOT more.

I also find that if I do the prancing while listening to Master of Puppets, Neil Diamond or Journey...that it takes the experience to a whole other level.

This ritual most definitely rids any depressing thoughts from my well as any depressing thoughts from anyone's brain who might be watching me.

At 12:59 AM, Blogger Scary Monster said...

Me never considered wearing shorts, but iffin me can get them with assorted ladies on them, me thinks it be worth a shot.

Anything to get a gal on me shorts or in 'em.

One man's STOMP is another man's Plié

At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find that a carb overload usually helps with the blues. And some princess panties. Blahahaha.

At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Crunchy BC said...

Fine. Just remember, you can get arrested for waving your wand around in public.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Hanmee said...

I almost had a double major in psychology (short 6 credits). Does that mean I was only neurotic, and just not crazy enough to complete the major?

That's wonderful.

You lie! You don't wear those boxers.

You have them in a thong, don't you? Do you wear it regular or in the Borat style?

At 6:31 PM, Blogger tfg said...

kalleigh-I attribute my lack of depression to my faith in Jesus. Well, that and heroin.

christopher- I don't know. A 12 pack sounds kind of fruity.

SJ-That all depends on who you will be mooning.

strumpet-Unfortunately, I don't smoke or drink, so I'm left to doing my prancing to Liberace's Greatest Hits.

scary-I may be able to get you a reasonable price on your own pair.

LOTI-I have no doubt of that. For the sake of posterity, however, you should forward pictures of said event post haste.

crunchy-That would be like being arrested for displaying the Washington Monument.

hanmee- I did say 99% of psych. majors, didn't I? And yes, I have already worn them out of the house.

At 6:53 PM, Blogger karla said...

I think I would like you a lot better if you did drugs and drank.

At 7:03 PM, Blogger Rogue said...

I have my degree in Psychology, and as a matter of fact, it is true, I am batshit crazy. But, medicating yourself like strumpet does not good (as you so rightly pointed out). Instead I visit Eliot Stein's website.

At least I know I'm not as bad off as he.

At 10:51 PM, Blogger CruiserMel said...

I'm not sure which is funnier - the original post or the comment section.

At 10:58 PM, Blogger Gucci Muse said...

yeah, the wand waving comment was clever...tinkerball!

At 11:56 PM, Blogger Broadsheet said...

Oh! I am SOOO late to this party!!

To prove it, it appears I have to type in the magic code of: jyadtdxc
just to play.

I have had a supremely bad day.

So, let me get this straight. Women spend $$$$$$ on Vickie's Secret to help with Depression. And yet you get "pretty princess shorts" , created for YOU by your "pretty princess", for "FREE"/wink wink nudge nudge.

I SOOOO need to meet the guy who created edible underwear.

At 10:07 AM, Blogger erin said...

i have a psych degree and i am crazy. nice shorts.

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Deb said...

the thought of you prancing around in those is helping my depression.

At 4:47 PM, Blogger tkkerouac said...

Oh, please, please post a shot of that!

At 6:39 PM, Blogger tfg said...

karla- No, I was still a dick back then, too.

rogue-Yes. Thanks for the link.

cruisermel-Probably the comments becuase they're written by people who aren't me.

gucci-Yes, Crunchy BC is a funny dude.

Broadsheet-I've always wondered about edible underwear, too. Who would put their name on that patent?

erin-My research is vindicated.

deb-Well, I'm glad I could do some good.

tk-I'm saving those shots for my Beefcakes of Engineering Calendar.

At 8:29 PM, Blogger kate said...

lol... damn... all this lexapro, vodka, shrink visits... and all I had to do is cross dress! lmao. Good thing I came by! lol

At 9:58 AM, Blogger It's Me, Maven... said...

Interesting choice of fabric!!

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Strumpet said...

Oh...I do believe moderation is key.

I just like to pretend I'm a drunken addict.

I used to be a teetotalling goody-goody...but that was boring. I didn't drink until I was 23, actually.

Besides, it's not the weed or liquor that's gonna do me in...'s the crack.


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