Written yesterday evening, in an attempt to empty my mind.
The day was dull, if I had to describe it in one word. All around me, people are facing major problems in their friendships. Everyone’s hurt due to some reason or the other…almost all revolving around their friends. Some have realized that they were painfully wrong about the ones they called ‘friends’…some have been accused of having changed too much when all they have done is be themselves. So, it’s problems all around me…and I do what I can to help. And me? Well, I’m not hurt. Nor am I facing a major dilemma. But I have to admit, this isn’t really a clear-minded time for me. There are a couple of issues kinda bothering me. But thankfully, nothing major. Not yet, atleast. Something that REALLY makes me feel weird, lately, is seeing a lot of couples around. I seem to be running into them wherever I turn to…and it feels awkward, probably because I’m single and can’t really stand too much of the mushy stuff.
Anyway, since morning, I was craving for a cup of coffee. For some reason, I never seemed to get enough time to go and have one. So, I thought I’d go out and have it, after class. I mentioned coffee in my post, even…and that just intensified my longing. I felt like I could already smell it. After everything, I ran out with my friend, Merlin, to grab my cup of coffee. But, again, we couldn’t get it because of some reasons (which, amazingly, pops up right when I’m craving for it). You might wonder how hard it can be to get some coffee. Well, it seemed to be unnaturally hard, this particular day. Finally, when I reached hostel, the first thing I did was have a cup of coffee. Damn! That felt heavenly! The blessed aroma, the colour, the taste…and the rush I feel when it gets into my system! Coffee rocks! Anytime, any day! It felt super-good, especially since I had been craving for it so badly.
Another major craving I had today was for chocolates – lots of it! I didn’t get to have lots. But I did have enough to satiate my longing for the day. That’s one miracle that can always make me feel better. I can’t stop gushing about the pleasure it gives me. Truly heaven! And today (ie,
yesterday), very aptly, is Chocolate Day (my friend said so)! I saw some pictures of delicious-looking chocolates…and I can’t stop thinking about them! Sometimes, all I need to turn my day around are chocolates. And maybe some coffee. 🙂 And a book…And a friend… OK, I think I’ll stop at that. No, wait, add some music to it, too… Guess that should be it… And perhaps…Ahh, never mind!! 😀
So, like I said, it’s wonderful to give in to your cravings…indulge in some
guilty pleasures. Especially when things around you are going bad. These are ways to bring some spot of joy into your day, after all.
You know, it feels really odd to have almost all your friends in a relationship and busy with their (respective) guys. There’s no more girls’ days out, no more together-time. It’s mostly just couples’ time (with just 2 more months of college left, everyone wants to spend as much time together, ie. with their guy, as they can) and single souls like me and Merlin are left to have fun on our own. Not that I’m complaining. We (single souls) have plenty of fun when we can! 😉 But it’s just that I miss those group stuff…
By the way, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I have never liked the idea of keeping aside a day for expressing one’s love. Honestly speaking, I have never had a proper Valentine’s Day. Yeah, I have given and received cards & gifts. But nothing like a proper Valentine’s Day. I find it weird that we keep aside a particular day for love. Isn’t it supposed to happen everyday? Anyhow, I have to admit there’s a certain happiness when you get a card on V-Day, you kinda feel good with all the ‘love in the air’, seeing people (read : couples) around you so happy. Of course, it’s a different case altogether if you are single, or worse, recently single. But, I guess, V-Day is about love, any kind of love. So, you don’t necessarily need a guy/girl to make it perfect. A day out with your best friend or group of friends can be fun, too. Another element of V-Day is gifts!! I love getting them. Who doesn’t? But I prefer getting something a little personalized rather than the usual stuff (stuffed toys, perfumes, so on). I mean, the person should have given a little bit of thought to it, while selecting the gift. If you think about it, you can deduce how much a person has understood you from the gifts they give. Even if you choose something as usual as accessories, you could try to find something of a certain style the receiver might like, or maybe stuff of their favourite colour(s). That would show you have spent some genuine effort in the gift-selecting. I’d love a thoughtful gift…something that plainly calls out the person’s love and affection.
Gifts I’d love to get are:
- Books, diaries, pens – I love reading and writing. So, these are the first options anyone who knows me would think about. Anything to do with books works perfectly fine with me. 🙂 I should warn you, anyhow…You’d probably be hugged to death!
- Chocolates – Ahhhh! I don’t think I can ever stop talking about it! Gift me chocolates, any day! And I will be super-happy! Like super-super-happy! 🙂
- Anklets – Part of my new craze. I love these funky, crazy anklets, especially ones with lots of colours. 🙂
- Nose rings – Another one of my new-found crazes. I’m seriously in love with them. Get me ones with different colours and I’ll be jumping with delight!
- T-shirts with crazy writings… Basically, anything that defines me. And anything that a person chooses with me in mind.
- Or just surprise me! I’d LOVE that, too!!! 🙂
Basically, I select gifts for my friends by going around from shop to shop, looking for something that will remind me of them. Mostly, I find some stuff that will kinda leap out at me (when I think of the person), something that calls out their name, their identity. It’s fun!! What gifts would you love to get? And do you enjoy picking out gifts for your loved ones?