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May 19, 2014 10:13 PM

So, comfort food...

Since Friday...

I've wiped up massive puppy diarrhea.

Spent over $100 on emergency vet visits.

Been custom-cooking bland dog meals.

Screwed up a pie crust (first time I have ever done this!!!!)

Burnt my entire dinner beyond repair

Wrecked a Cuisinart hand-held whisk component by mistake

Cut my finger slicing melon

Messed up a watermelon salad by adding champagne vinegar as an experiment (it failed).

Almost got run over by a truck running a red light, accelerating through a crosswalk with "walk" illuminated (literally truck brushed my fingertips as I jumped out of the way)

Been rejected for a job I was passionately in love with

And all this since Friday! It's only Monday!

What soothes your sorrows on a bad week?

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  1. I am awake with writers' block and sometimes drift over to ch.

    I think the only thing you should think about further is why you did not get the job. Are there other, similar jobs for which you could apply? (Sorry for the stilted English, it's my way when I'm especially hit by writers' block.

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    1. re: John E.

      too soon. i'm too emotional to do a post-mortem. right now i want comfort food and a massage - i'll think it over once i'm calm enough for it to be productive :-) and sure, there's always another job. but i was really, really passionate about this particular company - and no, that company doesn't have a twin sister. it's a bit like dating. there are always more fish in the sea, but right now i'm pretty crushed about losing this particular fish.

      1. re: chartreauxx

        I hear ya.
        Did you scan my Comfort Snack post that was started 2 weeks ago?

        You want salty? sweet? Or fat? $$ Indulgent?

        1. re: Kris in Beijing

          affordable but soothing. :-) i am on a budget! but salty, sweet, fatty, creamy, crunchy, fresh - all fair game. what's your comfort snack overseas? mine (when in japan for 3.5 years) was kraft blue box, ashamed to say!

          1. re: chartreauxx

            In Beijing:
            AYCE sushi-go-round as eat out.
            Planters Cheese balls in a can as couch & DVD fare
            or a street-food sweet potato with butter from my fridge..
            Also love //kaki no tane// without peanuts.

            I'm in the DC area now, as of 8/11.

            1. re: chartreauxx

              Mine's the blue box too.

              Here's a salty snack thread from the last few weeks:

              1. re: chartreauxx

                <<salty, sweet, fatty, creamy, crunchy, fresh>>

                Ben and Jerry Salted Caramel core ice cream fits that bill!

                Not sure where you live but this ice cream is all those things too, and super fresh.

                For quick and cheap with ingredients you probably have is an open faced cheese sandwich with honey mustard!

          2. re: John E.

            "I think the only thing you should think about further is why you did not get the job."

            Wow. I can honestly say, if I had been asked to give ten thousand answers to the OP, I would have never come up with that one. Admittedly, over nine thousand of mine would have involved alcohol (also my writers' block cure), but I probably would have mentioned chocolate, melted cheese, and delivery as well.

          3. gelato, gelato, gelato

            coffee with REAL cream (not milk)

            (how is the pup doing? please tell me that it wasn't parvo)

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            1. re: westsidegal

              no, she is just a wood chipper with feet. she's fine now! that's the only good news. :-)