The not-a-real-person-yet-but-we’re-all-hoping friend.
“Nobody looks stupid when they are having fun.”
There are definitely plenty of worse things one could be going through, but I must say that being gluten-free during Thanksgiving is not an ideal situation.
If I had done things differently, I’d be in a much better place right now.
You will stick to beer from now on when you go out drinking. You will only drink vodka on special occasions, like Christmas. Or Friday.
Relaxing doesn’t really feel like relaxing anymore.
They aren’t happier than you because of their circumstances. They’re happy because they’ve learned to maintain a steady and consistent state of optimism and thankfulness.
Your parents make you guys pose for the Christmas card picture, and all hell breaks loose.
What else can I eat to help me temporarily forget where I am?
You can remember their voice, but it sounds more like an echo of a memory as opposed to a real person, carrying on with their life.