So distraction it is. To that end, S in Minnesota sent me this painting game, which made me really happy. (Try it: You'll see.)
Also, my friend S in D.C. sent me this story from the Times about hella expensive weddings, and the thought that I will be exempt from shelling out $50,000-plus for a New York wedding in the near future made me happy for about two seconds. Until I realized I'm back to square-frigging-one dating-wise.
But unfortunately I can't play the painting game or cackle about shopaholics all week, so I need help from you guys. I need some suggestions for classic, listenable breakup songs. They can be empowering, sappy, or kick-ass, but "listenable" is key: no Britney or similarly sucky Hillary Duff crap, and, for God's sake, no "I Will Survive."
Here's the list I've been working on:
1. "Here I Go Again," Whitesnake (a surprisingly good breakup song)
2. "Greenville," Lucinda Williams
3. "On My Own," Peach Union
4. "Smile," Lily Allen
5. "Song for the Dumped," Ben Folds Five
6. "Ex-Girlfriend," No Doubt
Now's your chance to shine, dear readers. Take some pity on me, put a good song in the comments, and if you're in a relationship, take a second to appreciate it. Before it implodes. Kidding. ("But it all was buuuuulllllshiiiiit!" --Adam Sandler's little ditty in "The Wedding Singer")