Just got dumped. What should I do tonight?
May 27, 2012 3:11 PM   Subscribe

Got dumped last night. What should I do tonight in Brooklyn?

I'll spare you most of the details. I live in Williamsburg, BK. Girlfriend, with whom I was stupid in love, dumped me last night. Didn't see it coming. Still in shock. Close friends are all out of town for Memorial Day. How should I spend my evening? Drinking by myself very much on the table.
posted by awesomedude to Human Relations (36 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
Barcade. Play Gauntlet and Marble Madness. Drink a few.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 3:19 PM on May 27, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'd call an impromptu meetup. The New York MeFites are good people.
posted by Specklet at 3:21 PM on May 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Definitely have a whiskey or two. Watch a crazy movie that your old gf would hate? Keep us posted re impromptu meetup.
posted by bquarters at 3:35 PM on May 27, 2012


Go for a walk.
posted by John Cohen at 3:37 PM on May 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh I wish you had come by last night! We have a weekly meetup but it's on Wednesdays (keep an eye out!)

Barcade is fun.
posted by the young rope-rider at 3:41 PM on May 27, 2012


Barcade is a fantastic idea.
posted by sweetkid at 3:42 PM on May 27, 2012


My first instinct in those situations is always to find a good friend. My second is to drink alone. So, since all your friends are out of town, that leaves option 2.
posted by J. Wilson at 3:44 PM on May 27, 2012


If you go out, maybe leave your phone at home to avoid drunk dials? If you stay in an drink alone huddled under a blankie (totally understandable), maybe make your phone super inconvenient to get to? At the very least, delete her number from your contacts.
posted by elizardbits at 3:49 PM on May 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Drown your sorrows in distraction! Play a highly addictive game while having a few drinks and eating whatever you want.

Suggestions include Plants Vs. Zombies, Fairway Golf and any of the mindless puzzle games (Bejeweled, etc).

((hugs))
posted by dotgirl at 3:51 PM on May 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


These are all excellent suggestions! If anyone is in the neighborhood, I'll be at Barcade, drunk on whiskey, probably playing Marble Madness.
posted by awesomedude at 3:55 PM on May 27, 2012 [6 favorites]


Doctor Who marathon. Start with Blink.
posted by roger ackroyd at 3:55 PM on May 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Whatever you do, end the night by drinking until you cannot stay awake
posted by Patbon at 3:59 PM on May 27, 2012


Then for tomorrow, my pick would be: go to a movie in a far-off neighborhood. Travel, losing yourself in something (like a movie), and being around other people without having to talk are all nice.
posted by salvia at 5:10 PM on May 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


HEY CHAMP I'M HERE WEARING AN ORANGE HAWAIIAN SHIRT COME SAY HELLO I WILL BUY YOU A DRINK
posted by Greg Nog at 5:14 PM on May 27, 2012 [66 favorites]


I can vouch for Greg Nog he's good people. Good luck with everything, awesomedude.
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:18 PM on May 27, 2012


oh, I love this. Hugs, awesome dude!
posted by sweetkid at 5:24 PM on May 27, 2012


Heading there now, with reinforcements. I have a black torn tshirt. What are you wearing?
posted by overhauser at 5:25 PM on May 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Arg. Tron tshirt. Damn autocorrect.
posted by overhauser at 5:26 PM on May 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm here! Wearing a jacket and semi-hideous plaid shirt that she hated.
posted by awesomedude at 6:00 PM on May 27, 2012 [30 favorites]


Is this an impromptu meetup? I just got back to town and was zoning to Big Lebowski for a bit. I'm totally in. I'm a tall blond chick in jeans and a weird t shirt;be there in half an hour or so. I'll find you guys.
posted by newpotato at 6:04 PM on May 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


well, fuck,I'm in NYC tomorrow night.

Seconding the recommendation to hide/lock/give your phone to a trusted friend.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:32 PM on May 27, 2012


Greg Nog, you're a mensch!
posted by brujita at 6:38 PM on May 27, 2012


can't help on the meetup, but congrats on wearing the semi-hideous plaid shirt!
posted by easily confused at 6:52 PM on May 27, 2012


Damn, on the wrong coast tonight. This is awesome though, you appear to be in good hands. I would buy you a drink if I could, something awful yet memorable. If you have a hankering order Lounge Lizard, on Cosine, I will karma you back for it.
posted by Cosine at 6:56 PM on May 27, 2012


I'd go with tequila, myself. Less of a hangover. Just don't combine it with handguns or computers and you'll be fine.

Seriously, though: not to be a killjoy but think about tomorrow. You might feel like hell, so you'll want to mitigate the effects as much as possible. Don't forget to have lots of water, caffeine, ibuprofen (NOT paracetamol) and something greasy and salty on hand to eat (like bacon and eggs). Have something to look forward to. Go see the new "Men in Black." It's almost as good as the first one and will completely take your mind off everything. And then it will be time to call your friends. Hang in there.
posted by tully_monster at 7:00 PM on May 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Don't forget to have lots of water

What he said.

My hangover prevention consists of forcing myself to drink one full glass of water between each cocktail, this alone prevents most of the hangover issues.

Have a great night!
posted by Cosine at 7:05 PM on May 27, 2012


Well: this is undoubtedly a bad time for you, and will continue to cause sadness for you when you awaken after this evening's carousings are done.

But! You seem like an excellent human being, generous of emotion and strong of spirit, and handsome and pleasant; there is not a doubt in my mind that you'll come out of this bad time a stronger human.

If you're feeling low in the days to come, please feel free to get in touch with any of us whom you've met this evening. I feel that you'll be good, longterm. Mefi folk are around in the meantime.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:35 PM on May 27, 2012 [12 favorites]


You guys are the best. I am home, highly drunk and non-depressed. I'll be at the next MetaFilter meetup. Thanks, everyone!
posted by awesomedude at 8:43 PM on May 27, 2012 [34 favorites]


Wow, this AskMe wins the AskMes tonight. Questions definitely answered, indeed.
posted by desuetude at 10:46 PM on May 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


Yay for mefites!
posted by gingerbeer at 10:49 PM on May 27, 2012


So great.
posted by rtha at 11:10 PM on May 27, 2012


This is the best AskMe.
posted by Errant at 1:08 AM on May 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


I would just like to say that awesomedude is indeed an awesome dude, as are the other mefites (and the friends they brought with) that I met last night.
Spontaneous meetup ftw.
posted by newpotato at 4:50 AM on May 28, 2012


This brought me great joy. Thank you guys for being awesome!
posted by Because at 6:07 AM on May 28, 2012


What a great way to start the week! NYC MeFites are the best.
posted by languagehat at 7:37 AM on May 28, 2012


Awww, this warms the cockles of my heart.
posted by tully_monster at 8:08 AM on May 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


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