Happy Wednesday everyone! Have you ever had someone who you really wanted to be friends with? Like that super cool girl in your English class who could quote Shakespeare, or that cool dude who watched all the same television shows as you? You have a deep desire to get to know this person as more than just an acquaintance. You can already picture the good times you guys would have together because you know you would be such great friends. This, my dear readers, is called a friend crush.
I have mentioned before that I people watch like a pro. Through my people watching, I observe a lot of people, and consequently develop a lot of friend crushes. How do you identify a friend crush you ask? If you have a strong desire to be friends with someone you do not know, you have a friend crush. This can be people in your classes, or even a stranger that you have noticed around on multiple occasions. I have approached 3 of my recent friend crushes, and we are friends now.
One of these friend crushes is a kid named Zack. He has a really sweet fro and just seemed like a really cool dude. A couple weeks ago, I sat down across from him at Atherton and said, “You have cool hair, and I really feel like we need to be friends.” It worked, nice. My next two new friends are these two cool, hipster looking girls named Nicole and Vivian. I also snagged an open seat at their table in Atherton and expressed my desire to be their friend. We bonded through the art of dance last week when we danced together at the One Billion Rising dance protest against domestic violence, so we are friends now too.
I feel like I have more friend crushes than the average bear, but I am intensely intrigued by people. I have a few friend crushes in the works, so watch out- I might be approaching you next! #Creepy #NotReally #LetMeLoveYou #Friends
If you have a friend crush on anyone, embrace the #BoldMoveJanuary mentality and go tell them! It is quite riveting. Have a great week, and thanks for reading
Happy Wednesday everyone! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is seen as a bogus holiday, but in reality, the only thing bogus about it is the attitude everyone has regarding the day. Single people act like it is horrible because they have no valentine and they will be forever alone, living with 27 cats, knitting sweaters out of their feline companions’ fur. People in relationships either act like they are so in love they can’t even think about anything other than their honey that they will surely marry some day, or they are just as annoyed as single people and don’t want to pay for a gift and expensive dinner. No matter which end of the spectrum you are on, you probably have a wonky attitude about Valentine’s. Here are some helpful hints to make Valentine’s Day more ordinary, which will make it more special.
1. Remember it is just another day. You experience Thursday once every week; tomorrow is just another Thursday. The only difference is that people will wear red and pink and probably hug each other a lot. No big deal.
2. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends. Write corny love letters for your friends and give them chocolates. Yesterday, my roommate (and valentine) Ashni and I ate a whole container of chocolate covered pretzels, and by golly it was a great time! Embrace the Valentine’s Day traditions, but share them with a larger group of people, exponentially increasing the love (and candy).
Me and my Valentine
3. Tell people you love them all the time. If you do this, Valentine’s Day won’t even seem like anything but another day, which it is. Hug strangers. Tell attractive bystanders pick up lines. Make like a peanut butter and jelly and spread the love! Do so on a regular basis, and Valentine’s Day will be less of a big deal. Plus, you might make some new friends along the way, or people will think you are crazy. Either way, you are building new relationships and carrying on the spirit of #BoldMoveJanuary.
Have a fabulous rest of the week, and a normal Thursday. Thanks for reading