Welcome to Sweatpants & Coffee!

Welcome to Sweatpants & Coffee! A bastion of comfort and sanity in an often uncomfortable world. We are an online magazine dedicated to comfort, creativity, inspiration, and fun. We hope that you will feel at home here. Sweatpants & Coffee is the place where you will find everything related to personal acceptance, comfort, and health. Continue Reading

Catastrophe Kitchen: THE Famous Plum Torte

You may have heard of this plum torte.  It was, due to excessive demand, the most reprinted recipe in the New York Times throughout the 1980s, when the editors finally retired it. But that’s not why I decided to make it. No, I made it because I had plums for days and wanted to make Continue Reading

Daughter of Night and Sky: Or, Why I Hate Yoga

Source: (x) Over Labor Day weekend, I’ll be attending a four day yoga and writing workshop in Ojai, California. Lidia Yuknavitch will lead the workshop on corporeal writing. I’m a strident fan of Lidia’s writing because it’s beautiful, but also because it involves itself with the grotesque, gorgeous, painful, and sublime experience of being an Continue Reading

5 Strategies for Surviving a Hectic Life

Years ago, I had a Ferris Bueller poster taped to the wall of my college dorm room with an adorably grinning Matthew Broderick casually leaning against a wall in that trademark leopard print sweater vest that has never been cool since. It read: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once Continue Reading

Dog Enough

by Kristin Black New to yoga, I signed up for a beginner, Ashtanga style class. There I was, trying to find balance in poses while a litany of negative self-talk spun stories in my head. Wobbling in triangle, you are not strong enough. Failing to reach my toes in forward bend, you are not flexible Continue Reading

Imagination Is the Key

The children have littered their end of the table with cellophane straw wrappers after gleefully launching them at each other like blowgun darts. They land haphazardly amid the plates of half-eaten macaroni and cheese and the gnawed bones from the barbecue ribs. The adults are finishing the fruity remnants of their improbably named, slightly overpriced Continue Reading

5 Helpful Tips for the Walking Depressed

The first time I was clinically depressed, I just thought I was tired, lazy, and severely lacking in motivation. I was 20 years old, though, and that description fit just about everyone I knew then. I had what I now like to think of as “walking depression.” Like walking pneumonia or The Walking Dead, but Continue Reading

What Do You Need?

by Amy Herring “So,” I said to Kai, “tell me your life story.” Although I have a more-than-casual interest in the inner workings of other humans, I said this more as a strategic move to pass the time with a minimum of awkward silences. Little did I know, this unexpected muse wouldn’t just tell me his life Continue Reading

Sweatpants & TV | True Detective, 2×08 – “Omega Station”

What happened: We finally got answers and honestly, it was anti-climactic and depressing. The short of it is that the kids in the photo whose parents were murdered were the ones behind Caspere’s death. The brother wanted revenge on everyone involved in his parents’ death and he killed Caspere, starting the domino effect that lead Continue Reading

Flailing Toward Grace

I’m no longer devout, but I grew up loving the rituals of the Catholic church: incense, holy water, rosary beads, ash. This was magic. Alchemy. A prayer turned ordinary water into a holy substance that could purify your soul, protect objects sprinkled with it, and initiate the heathen (my friends and I discovered this after Continue Reading

12 T-Shirts for Couch Potatoes to Wear While Vegetating

For some of us, the weekend is a time of total relaxation. It is a time to free ourselves of the bonds of restrictive clothing and social norms and imitate our brethren in the plant kingdom as we plonk ourselves down in front of our favorite show and answer the eternal question, “Play next episode?” Continue Reading

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