Story time with cuddly friends. The stories have gotten less vampire-love-story-ey and more organic-chemistry-ey as of late. Speaking of which, I have a midterm later today so I really should not be thinking about blogging. But I am.
Instead of recapping the past two months, I'll just share some valuable lessons I've picked up along the way. Perhaps not too widely applicable, but widely enough, I think.
Lessons in Getting Dressed
1. Dress according to the weather. It's not that hard to look out the window just once before digging through the closet.
2. UGGs and boxers for staying in is cute. UGGs and short shorts for going out is skanky.
3. On windy days, never wear lace under a skirt without shorts.
4. Rain boots work wonders if avoiding puddles is difficult.
5. When a complete stranger has your dress/sweater/outfit on, compliment them unless you can successfully avoid eye contact.
6. For special occasions, always look nicer than you think you should.
7. When in doubt, the time-tested combo of cardigan-tee-jeans-flats has never failed.
Lessons in Walking in Public Places
1. If texting while walking, don't forget the occasional upward glance. This helps in avoiding obstacles such as people, traffic cones, and lampposts.
2. When throwing trash into a garbage can, don't scream if a squirrel jumps out of said garbage can. Passersby will stare.
3. Don't assume people are waving at you and not the person behind you. Along those lines, make sure you know the person before offering a greeting.
4. Never ever be a road block. There is nothing more annoying than a slow walker, especially on rainy days.
Lessons in Love
1. First and foremost, there is no need to go looking for love. It's not a lost child that needs to be found, it's just taking its time reaching its final destination. It will find you - but probably not at a convenient time and probably when you are least expecting it.
2. Give and take equally. This isn't a one-way game.
3. Love is unconditional. Believe it.
4. Never be afraid to say "I love you," as long as it's the truth.
5. When at a loss for words, try music.
6. When no one else can relate, turn to Taylor Swift.
7. Time does heal, but so does shopping.