#105 My family would always tease me about not chewing my food properly.
I remember when I was a kid, I was so lazy to chew my food that our helpers would literally hold my mouth to a chewing motion. So now, I get so conscious about it whenever they point it out. But you know what, maybe I just chew really fast so I get to swallow food faster than the average person.
Oh, and they even told me that the reason I don’t gain weight is because I don’t chew my food well enough so now I’ve been consciously trying to do it “well enough” just to gain weight!!
1. Hugging for just a second or two too long, so you’re not sure if they actually meant to do it or you just imagined it.
2. Looking at each other in conversation and both kind of going completely blank and smiling at the same time.
3. Speaking a second (or third, or fourth) language.
4. Looking really intently at someone while they’re speaking, and occasionally glancing down at their mouths.
5. Kissing someone on the cheek and staying for a second more than you should.
6. Leaning over to whisper something in their ear that makes the both of you laugh.
7. Knowing what they like to drink and ordering their drink for them at the bar before they even have to look at the menu.
9. When people (especially guys, let’s be honest) are really good with kids, and have this natural ability to just let all of their seriousness go and instantly befriend them.
1. Being seen as the strange one when you actually make an effort to call people back, text someone goodnight, or generally be available via phone.
2. Wanting to just do things spontaneously with the person you like, when everything now is planned out far in advance via Facebook event/chain of text messages/phone tag.
3. Having to suppress an audible squeal when you see an old couple being visibly in love on a park bench or on public transportation.
4. Having to suppress the same audible squeal when you see a man on the subway platform with a nice bouquet of flowers on a random Tuesday night.
5. Kind of hating Valentine’s Day, because it’s somehow become the one time everyone decides to suddenly be romantic and go out of their way to make grand gestures, when you like doing them on completely ordinary days.
6. Actually keeping a journal, where you can write down all of your feelings with an actual pen, which everyone seems to think is weird.
7. Always being afraid of being the first person to say “I love you,” because you don’t want to come across as “the one with too many feelings,” even though you totally are.
- Our Tuesday routine would include me going to dance practice, Krista picking me up and then hanging out at Second Cup with a few friends. But my sister wasn’t feeling up for it today so I had to walk all the way up to the coffee shop after my practice.
- But then Joey saw me walking so he parked in one of the driveways and offered to give me a ride. Yay!
- As soon as I got to Second Cup, Chelsy handed me the note in the picture. What sweet friends I have… Haha! But I’m so proud that they aren’t procrastinating anymore!
- I’ve been keeping them company since Friday so that they could finish all their homework and study, and not fall asleep.
- Also, Jen recommended that I try Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken salad and let me just say that it’s so good!!