Case of the mehs

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Is anyone else feeling really meh, bleh, blah, blech right now?  As much as my mood is influenced by those around me, it is also twisted, turned and manipulated by the weather.  And these shorter days are really getting to be a major downer.  We've also been getting grey skies and rain here, which is not helping.  I seem to wake up in a funk every morning and cursing the universe.  Even my neighbor, who I can hear through the walls, lets his alarm ring for 15 minutes before turning it off (it's the robot ringtone on the iPhone... yes I can hear EVERYTHING he does).  If I had a dog, I would kick it (no I'm kidding, I wouldn't kick it.  I would growl menacingly at it and go get some juice), it's those kind of days.

I've tried to regain some of my original energy level by lacklusterly plodding along on the treadmill, snarfing down my favourite Cs (carbs and caffeine) and even pumping up some upbeat Justice Beaver dance jams but nothing seems to work.*

Does anyone have any suggestions for a (non-illegal) pick-me-up?  What do you do to feel like butterflies and rainbows again?  Maybe I need to go buy some candy.


*So I lied, there's one thing that makes me happy and that's seeing the rollerblading dancing man on Montrose on the weekends.  I've included a video clip because this guy is for real.


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  1. I understand, weather is one of the biggest factor than affects your mood, yet I love rain while feeling sad. Have some chocolate cookies, eat oreo by following all the oreo steps (with milk), or have some kit kat :) I am not advertising but kit kat does give a break. Hope you cheer up.

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  2. Very Mary Kate? That works for me. I also spend time planning out the trip around the world that I'm going to take one day when I'm between jobs.

    Also you can try some sort of sport where you whack something. :)

    If these don't work I can tell you a story about how I made a fool of myself at work today. I will probably have one tomorrow as well.

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  4. Hey....that dancing man might be able to do house calls to brighten up your day!
    You know, my kids are like you, esp. the oldest one. Sigh....I wish I have an answer.

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  5. Hmm...Sometimes I think I just a need a good cry when I feel the meh meh mehs...

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  6. Oh, the Rollerblading Dancing Man just made my evening. Somewhere I lived - Rhode Island, maybe? - had a dancing traffic cop - but I think the Rollerblading Dancing Man is even more wonderful. Hope that the weather changes for you!

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  7. That dude is intence - just made my night. And I was wondering what was causing my case of the meh's. I'm going to go with you and assume it's the weather.

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  8. Bake a cake! Joy the Baker once had a post along the lines of the mehs, but she called them the sundays and her suggestion was to bake a cake. It's exciting, delicious, you have something to look forward too, you get your dishes done and you have cake! I tried it and it seriously works.

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  9. Often when I'm feeling meh, my firecracker of a friend Rooth shows up with something fun. Recently one of her post titles cracked me up.

    Going out and about to do anything that I don't HAVE to do usually perks me up...and whenever a certain employee calls in sick my day gets immediately brighter. :)

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  10. My moods are often affected by the weather too. I find i'm at my worst on windy cold days. I read that i has to do with the positive ions in the air and it negate that you need to be near moving water ie. fountain, lake, beach etc..or jump in the shower. I love taking showers so that works for me.

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  11. Ugggggggggggghhhhhh! That's how I feel right now so I can totally relate. The weather has been AWFUL here (nothing unusual) but the looming threat of the clocks going back has me feeling worse! I'm having a duvet day on Sunday complete with chocolate and magazines to cheer myself up. On seconds thoughts, maybe we should ask for advice from Dancing Rollerblading Man?

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  12. Oh no, not the Mehs! I feel you. The thing that is getting to me is having to get up and go to work in the dark. I just hate it - it makes me feel like death and it's going to continue for the next six months. Groan... Anyway, clearly what you need is some rollerskates. Get out the with dancing man! Bet you'd feel awesome. A serious suggestion though, learn something new. Very invigorating. x

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  13. same here. I can't handle winter and darkness. I get moody too. try vitamin D and running outdoors. not on the treadmill. doesn't make it go away but it helps me.

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  14. The weather could be such a downer sometimes. I remember my first winter, I was crying non stop for no reason. Being surrounded by nature helped me when the sun breaks out, chocolate, and getting lost in something you love doing.

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  15. I want to be friends with that guy!

    What usually helps me is watching a movie like Dirty Dancing or You've Got Mail. Ah, love those! Oh, the Wedding Singer is a good one too. So yeah, movies and maybe some ice cream to go with it because DUH.

    Retail therapy is always good too. I like shopping at the thrifts so I can keep it nice and cheap. Kind of gives me a rush when I find something I love for only $4!

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  16. As you'll probably guess, I'll be no help whatsoever, since I love this type of weather in the fall--it's just so perfect for snuggling in, candles, warm mugs of goodness, reading, bubble baths . . . drinking warm mugs of goodness, while reading in a bubble bath, etc.

    And I'm totally jealous of that guy's moves.

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  17. Candy - or cutting your hair perhaps..?! I can relate though, the rain is really getting to me. I´m using LOTS of candles to fight the darkness too! :-)

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  18. I totally feel you on the mehs! But mine aren't weather related, I lovelovelove the shorter, colder days. For pick-me-ups I take a long bath with a good magazine and some candles. Also, gin. :)

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  19. First I have to agree on the "meh" feeling, it's totally this crazy Houston weather. As I type this outside is grey and gloomy..this may be why I'm writing this buried underneath my covers.

    Second, why am I just now hearing about this rollerblading man?!

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  20. oh boy, i know what you are talking about! this week i have fallen asleep twice just by sitting down for a minute on my couch. i hate hate hate it (i am a serious hater when it comes to naps, so when i nap i know i am doing so good). it's not that i mind the weather so much as my body literally seems to shut down and with that my mood follows. i can't wait till i adjust because it's really lame. for pick me ups i just try to get out for a few minutes at least. take a quick walk during a rain break, go to a cafe and sit by the window, invite a friend over for me to talk to and our kids to play. if i were single (ie no kids) i would leave this country and move to a warmer climate for my pick me up ; )

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  21. It is so grey here that I need some sun light urgently... Meh doesnt even begin to describe the mood... Ha!

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  22. yup my mood totally get affected by the weather for sure! i hope for some sunshine in your life today whether actual sun or something great that feels like sunshine

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  23. Sometimes I'm actually in the mood for a little melancholia. Then I indulge in favorite chick flicks, a soothing cup of tea, maybe some fresh baked cookies.

    But a guaranteed pick me up is just spending time with friends. That always works for me.

    Sorry you have the mehs, and I hope you find a pick me up! In the meantime, I suggest you watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k

    And then watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veg63B8ofnQ

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  24. It's been pretty sunny here, though I can say when I wake up and its dark for an hour when I'm getting ready, I'm definitely a grouch. I'm a big fan of sweets to make my day better.

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  25. Omg @ that video. How cool is that?!

    I totally feel you on weather influencing my moods. It's actually supposed to rain here tomorrow and well, not really happy about that either. At least it's Friday, right?

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  26. Just in case you didn't know this....we are great friends...solely based on my love for this video now. A man rollerblading AND dancing. Doesn't get much better than that.

    But it kinda does...you need a pick me up?? You HAVE to go see the movie Pitch Perfect. Just do it and thank me later :-)

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  27. oh, i hear you! i think this moody weather has something to do with it. a long walk always helps clear my mind (and lighten my load). i love yoga, but that's what works for me. also writing sometimes helps. i find any creative or nature influenced outlet always is a mood booster! sending happy vibes your way. xox

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  28. I've been feeling the same, so perhaps is a cosmic thing? Because the weather is great here... but I can't help but feel weighed down with everything (life).

    The only thing working for me at the moment is planning a holiday, I LOVE travelling that much! ;)

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  29. I just had that feeling TODAY and work. I assume it's the weather and being slightly stressed right now.

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  30. Oh I agree...as much as I love fall, these darker, shorter days can feel blah. (That video, however, is hilarious!)

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  31. i think its the change of the season maybe, seems a lot of people are feeling the mehs!

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  32. I've been feeling meh too - my 'cure' is usually losing myself in a good book, and then I forget everything.

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  33. I pretty understand that mood is affected by weather. On the other hand, I prefer grey and cold sky to these merciless sunray attacks haha being in home while it's raining outside also gives me that warm feeling.

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  34. No Thursday post? Hope it's because the mehs broke in a big way and you were having too much fun!

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  35. I hear you. We've been in overcast England. We decided the easiest job in the world must be a weather forecaster in England.

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  36. I'm sorry to say that I'm in an extremely good mood probably because I'm going to be away. But I agree that weather does affect a great deal on the mood. Maybe watching funny clips such as the hilarious one you posted will make you feel much better. What about happy music?

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  37. i wish our weather pattern would choose whether it wants to be fall or summer. this back and forth IS making me and my wardrobe choices that much much harder. ;)

    and i've had bad apartment neighbors before.. one time his blaring alarm went off at 6am on a saturday.. and he wasn't home.

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  38. Neighbours are so much fun sometimes, aren't they? Oh, the sounds from behind the wall. And all the telly from God knows where. I don't know what to do to feel butterflies-and-rainbows-y again, this weather gives me the creeps. Though I'd suggest wine and chat, it made me feel very good yesterday. And yes, definitely go buy some candy!

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  39. I definitely have a serious case of the blahs. Think it has something to do with the flu shot I got last week. And today's rain is not helping either. Hope we all feel better soon!

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  40. ugh I hope the mehs have faded - i resort to 'whose line is it anyway' to chase the mehs away....

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  41. I get the "mehs" but not right now. This weather, if it would actually get cooler, invigorates me. Talk to me again in February. What can pick you up? I'll use my go to line for pretty much everything (Erin knows it well), "Shopping is hope for the future."

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  42. I find that dinner parties always cheer me up. They give me an excuse to stay inside when it's horrible out, and lots of good food and friends cure all kinds of "blah" feelings.

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  43. Two words: pumpkin latte.

    I find that embracing icky weather and trying to be as cozy as possible usually helps a bit. =)

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  44. Ah, the funks. I'm probably late in wishing you a speedy recovery, but they do pass. They do, as I'm sure you know. Here's some things I try: Get more sleep, exercise, eat better, shock my system by trying something totally new, or read something inspiring. I also try to unplug and step away from the computer when things get really heavy. Hope you're feeling better, Rooth.

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