Remember, remember, the first of February.
Okay, that line doesn’t really match the month, except for the fact that both begin with an “F”. The line from for Vendetta is very much still stuck in my head. Today is officially the beginning of the month of February, sometimes called the Month of Hearts. For some, it can be a painful thing, or an exciting time in their lives. As what happens every year, I dread looking forward to that date about 2 weeks from now. It’s just another sad reminder that again, for the 20th time in my life, I am single. Hm. Being single isn’t that bad. Being single in February, when people are all the more sweeter to their special someone, that’s what sucks. Of course, me and a bunch of my friends spend the “holiday” with each other, Single Awareness Day as we like to put it. While all the others are busy with their boyfriends, husbands, blind dates and whatnot, I spend the day with my own special set of girlfriends. Actually, I spend most of my Valentines helping other people out. My college org, Ateneo Celadon, has a Rose Sale every year where we sell roses and do haranas. We sell roses on the spot (for about 2-3 days) and we also take orders for roses and deliver them, and there is an extra payment if you want your special one to be sung to. We even do Anonymous orders. It’s really a fun time. We get to help other people out, and we have fun with each other while we’re doing the activity. Many of us get pricked in the process since we end up segregating the roses and individually packing them with baby’s breath into their own plastic. It’s a tiring job.
Well, a few days ago, my close friend texted me to tell me that she signed me up for SPEED DATING at one of the other college orgs at school. My initial reaction was “Whaaaat the?!”, but when I told another good friend of mine about it, she happily told me that she’ll accompany me and participate in it as well. Its not really something that my friend (who signed me up) required me to attend, but upon seeing the concern for my “love-life” over the past few months, as well as her enjoyment at signing me up for something so ridiculous, I couldn’t say no. Plus, my not attending meant that my other friend wouldn’t have a companion to attend the Speed Dating with, which would make me a really bad friend. So there.
I wonder if this will be a memorable February. I already launched the February with *ahemamazingahem* events, like bonding with some friends at a small college party, getting overly tipsy and barfing after, doing something unexpected while in my tipsy stupor, waking up (amazingly) ahead of the rest of my family and forcing myself to go back to sleep because I hated the smell of alcohol on me. Haha. So far, a fun February ahead. But this is only the calm before the storm of things I know will get me really stressed out for the rest of the month.