…for all these life-lessons. You’ve been amazing, and I wish I could hold on to you
one more time forever.
1. Family doesn’t necessarily mean blood. I’ve found family outside of blood, and I’m not even kidding. (Read: Blogosphere.)
2. Cousins suck rotten, mouldy, disgusting bananas.
3. Closure does find its way to you.
4. …and so does love.
5. Speaking of love – and maybe crushes – you know you’ve grown up when you don’t get into catfights with your friend. Even when the both of you happen to like the same guy. Even when the guy, who initially liked you, starts to really like your friend instead.
You actually give them your blessing, and remove yourself from the scene. With dignity.
Ah, the pangs of growing up!
6. The importance of wardrobe staples. I mean, Basics. You don’t need two million Forever 21 white shirts. One good white Zara shirt is enough.
7. That selfies are unnecessary – unless you were demonstrating anal sphincters and impersonating a Kardashian.
8. Politeness gets you nowhere in India. That art, sadly, is dead.
9. It’s the little things that matter the most. Like tea in steel glasses in Something-Anna’s tea shop.
10. Sheldon Cooper is the perfect guy for me. Why? No touching. No holding hands. No snogging. Relationship agreements. Hatred of gift-giving and receiving. A totally set wedding date.
I don’t need anything else!
11. Impractical Jokers is the only thing that makes me laugh.
12. I love salad. How weird.
13. I haven’t eaten pizza in days. I’m suffering from withdrawal. But I’ll be okay.
14. I’ve turned into a makeup hobo.
15. My vocabulary largely comprises words that I’ve conjured out of thin air. It’s total lizzietails and I can’t seem to stop.
16. I realise my salon lady is ripping me off but I’m too lazy to switch salons.
17. I sneak novels into the library and read them instead of surgery. Dad, if you’re reading this, oops. How you know why I’d flunked.
18. S made me sniff her empty Absolut vodka bottles today. I really liked the vanilla one – I wish they’d sell it as perfume.
19. People who stare too much will never stop doing it even if you stare right back. In most countries, people look away. Not here. I wish they’d all get diarrhea and get stuck in the loo forever.
If I ever get into politics, I’ll make sure staring is illegal. And people who do it will totally have to pay a ginormous fine.
20. I’ve got 20 people on my Whatsapp. Less people, less drama.
21. Fried ice-cream is the best thing that happened to the dessert world.
22. Gotta love yourself. And your body. It’s the one you’re stuck with, so might as well love it.
23. Things will get better. You just gotta keep believing.
This was the fourth installment of the Five Day Five Photo Challenge that my DL (https://markbialczak.wordpress.com) nominated me for. Thank you, DL, I loooove you!
The rules are simple: You post a photo each day for five days in a row, with a story – fiction, non-fiction, anything (heck, you can even ramble just like I DID) – attached. And you nominate a fellow blogger.
I won’t nominate anyone, though. EVERYONE ignores my nominations, and I loathe being ignored.
Also, it’s my birthday today so you might wanna be nice to me. I love you back. Thank you!