It’s been a while since we last caught up over a hot drink!
In fact, it’s been over a month. I’m pretty sure I wanted to post a life update somewhere in the middle but was swamped with work. These posts actually take some time to write, even though they’re easy to.
Anyway, grab your choice of drink and let’s catch up.
If we were having tea… the first thing I’d update you on is my college. I’m officially done with all assignments and quizzes!!! They were my last ever ones for COLLEGE. Oh my gosh.
I think I’m actually realizing that fact only now. When the assignments were going on, my only focus was getting them done in time while managing my internship and other things. But now that I say it.. I want to cry. In relief, of course.
There will be no more assignments or quizzes. I’m even done with one of my subjects for which I had to present online. I do have three theory subjects this semester for which we’d generally have written finals. But I’m unsure whether that will happen this time. If it does, who knows when.
Going by the timeline decided before COVID-19 changed everything, I would have been DONE with my finals and graduation ceremony and farewell and… oh wow.
I remember, back in February when I learnt about the expected dates for finals, my only concern was having finals right before/after the Lauv concert which I booked tickets for with my friends. The concert was supposed to be on June 15th and it would have been my first ever concert.
If we were having tea… you would witness me go off on an intense nostalgic monologue for the first time ever. I am not a nostalgic person. I might become sad but I move on quickly.
But in the past few months, I’ve just been pushing through with the internship and college work. Now that I’m done, and I think about all the missed opportunities for making memories.. I actually want to cry.
Oof. New topic.
If we were having tea… I’d tell you that my friends and I started watching another show together! It’s actually been a while since I watched anything with friends over stream or Netflix Party.
A bunch of us are now watching Modern Family together, which I’ve actually seen before. I watched almost all the seasons. A friend and I have been hyping it up to our friends who always rewatch Friends and How I Met Your Mother like broken records, and we have finally convinced a couple of them to try Modern Family.
We only started about three days back so it’s still new. But I’m really enjoying it, especially since I had watched season 1 a LONG time back. Looking at these (young!) characters is familiar but still new because I don’t remember everything.
If we were having tea… I’d talk about how I finally broke and ordered books yesterday. It was something I’d been contemplating for a while because I was worried if it would be safe. Yeah we get groceries ordered but we wash them thoroughly, we can’t do that with books.
Yes I know that I still have a few (or more) unread paperbacks on my shelves. But there are a couple books that I really want to read soon. One of them I’ll actually be buddy reading with a friend next month. So I finally made the call and got them delivered from my regular bookstore (I’m not giving any more money to Amazon unless I can’t help it. Support local bookstores & businesses during this time!)
If we were having tea… it would be a very welcome change. My days are quite boring now. Almost everything is in my control. My interest and motivation to blog is also slightly waning, even though I have a ton to share and talk about. I’m hardly in the mood to open my laptop and write a blog post.
My days consist of internship work, read, eat, sleep, repeat. Blog sometimes. There will be a few video calls here and there but not many. And that’s it. How boring. I want to start a new activity but I’m not sure what.
The conversations I have with my friends almost solely revolve around news because there is nothing else that changes. All of us are bored, none of us have new things to say or talk about other than news.
Did you know a meteorite-like object fell from the sky in Rajasthan? Did you know about the incident where a COVID patient died because the family unplugged the ventilator to plug in the air cooler, and the doctor got attacked? Let’s not even talk about Sushanth Singh Rajput and nepotism in Bollywood. And this is not considering all the international news.
I may not know about the exact number of COVID-19 cases, but I do know random bits of information. Mostly because my friends and I just share screenshots and news articles in our Whatsapp group. That’s all we talk about.
If we were having tea… on a slightly unrelated note, I’m currently having a conversation with a friend and we’re talking about alcohol and drinking. I mentioned that he’s 21. Which triggered me to think about whether I can legally drink and for FIVE WHOLE SECONDS I had a crisis trying to remember my age. I forgot whether I’m 20 or 21.
What is happening to me. (I’m 21. I’m legally allowed to drink. But I haven’t yet for some reason. Need to rectify that.) This staying at home always thing has officially fried my brain. What a dumb moment to have.
If we were having tea… I WISH IT WERE IN A CAFE. OUTSIDE. WITH THE CAFE HUM AROUND. I miss seeing something that is not these same walls.
But you know what, knowing me, I’d probably get tired of the outside world in two days. And would want to go back to staying at home.
No actually I just miss my tribe. If they could at least visit me at home, I’d be fine. That’s all I want. To be in the same room as my friends. We don’t even have to talk.
People who are staying with friends or significant others really won.
Who are you staying with? Have you started going out and about? If we were having tea, what would you tell me?