Well, if the Universe has no meaning, then the fact that it's meaningless is also meaningless. Nihilism sorta negates itself. We just... like... are, dude. Y'know?
Some people say the present is all that exists. Everything is transient, everything is always coming and going. Moments are always dying, and new moments are always happening. Why focus on the dying? They are two sides of the same coin. Like the boat-car guy said in Waking Life, "the idea is to maintain a state of constant departure, while always arriving. Cuts down on hellos and goodbyes."
The search for transcendental meaning is pretty destructive in a lot of ways. Look at religions. Once you become convinced you know the ultimate answer, you base all your happiness and security on it, and then get threatened when people argue against or even just disagree with it. It's a huge source of conflict.
Also, sorry to hear about your roomate, Belial. :sad: