I do not feel good. I woke feeling awful. I still feel awful. And now I’m at my computer pouring out my guts to the internet about how awful I feel. Physically. All I really want to do is go lay down and try to regenerate some semblance of health.
This got me thinking about comfort. A friend long ago told me she liked to leave Buffy the Vampire Slayer on in the background for “comfort noise,” and from there, the term stuck.
Since that time, so many years ago, I have come to identify my various forms of comfort, and I thought it might be a teensy bit appropriate for me to list them here beginning with my comfort game of choice (which will come as a surprise to absolutely no one who knows me): the original Borderlands.
There will always be an element to this particular game that I can’t quite put my finger on as to why it resonates with me very much now as it did the day I first played it.
When I don’t feel well (but well enough to play something) this is the game that comes to mind. When I’ve had a bad day or what have you, this is the game I want to play.
I may never be able to properly articulate my feelings on the game, but I’m glad it exists, and I’m glad I can occupy that world when I please.
My comfort movie of choice varies a bit at times, but more often than not, it tends to be John Carpenter’s The Fog.
I love horror movies in general, and this one in particular, even though it is perfect by no means. Perhaps it is because I’d love to live so close to the water, or that the atmosphere is rich. Whatever it is, this usually comes out for a viewing, even if I’m just listening to it.
My comfort music of choice is probably a bit of an odd choice, though that’s fine with me. It is Pomerium’s Book of Hours.
I find this type of music particularly soothing when I am trying not to hurl all over the place. I can honestly say I have no idea why, just that I am grateful to have ears and grateful to have access to this music.
This is my blanket of choice, the Ofelia blanket from Ikea.
It may look like bunched up nonsense, but it’s the most lightweight, yet perfectly warm blanket out there. It clings just right so you don’t have parts of you needlessly uncovered. It is the perfect comfort blanket. I have gone through several of these, and have also gifted this blanket numerous times to friends and family. Everyone loves it.
Thank you, Ikea, for affordable blanket wonderfulness.
This is my comfort beverage, this crappy powdered coffee from Maxwell House. I love it to death and could drink many cups of it a day.
And finally, my one “fancy” comfort: The Au Sahara green tea from Mariage Freres. I discovered Mariage Freres on a visit to Paris many years ago and I’ve loved them ever since. I now have to resort to ordering it from Paris and having it shipped here (fortunately it lasts quite a while), but it’s wonderfully worth it. It’s the most incredible tea I’ve ever had.
And with that, you have a completely random, and completely honest post. And if you’ll excuse me, I have a bunch of laying around to do.
I wish each of you a far better start to your weekend than mine. Cheers!