This blog is exactly what you are thinking it is about.
Just kidding. (Although I did see that ‘what the fuck’ expression on your face). It’s not about ice cream.
This blog is not a rant about how shit love is or how pathetic Valentines Day is because I am single. Nah.
Instead it is about how February has been romanticized (English swag niggas) in our heads right from when we were children. That’s right, and it wasn’t just for February 14th. It was for the over all picture.
Because as kids, even though we had no clue what it meant, we all knew February had fewer days that normal months and even when it got an extra day, it would still be fewer than the other months.
Doesn’t really feel like a big deal now but figuring that out – particularly in my school – felt like a big deal back then.
And I remember this one leap year, when I was little, a classmate of mine was late to class and the second he came in, he shouted ‘THIS IS AN EXTRA DAY WE HAVE TO STUDY. OUR SENIORS DIDN’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS!’
And we were all like “Fuccckkkk!!!”
No sorry, we were kids.
We were all like “Whatever kids say when they are amused”. (I can’t seem to recall what we said as kids when we were amused. So used to ‘shit’, ‘fuck’ or ‘bhuh that’s insane’, I can’t remember what I used to say when I was amused as a child. Let me know in the comments what you’d say.) *Optimistic Blogger*
That guy’s doing his MS in USA now. Surprise, surprise.
Anyway, you further romanticize the month when you grow up because hey, in college, this is the time where even the ugliest people we know get confident and try to ask someone out. And I get to say that because I am ugly. #FakeModestyToMakeRudeComment
And for some reason, after the holidays of December and the hangovers/failed resolutions of January, it is February that tells you, ‘Hey it’s alright. This year isn’t that bad after all. There’s love in it, it isn’t that long and if you’re single, well fuck you because happiness isn’t for you’.
It is February that gets little kids ready for their exams and the big bankers ready for their audits. It is the only time of the year where people from the same group can have hot tea and cold coffee in the same outing without the other section telling them the climate isn’t suitable for it.
Just imagine facing March directly after January, so bloody hectic!!
They say good things come in small packages and in our cases, I believe February is that small package.
Here’s to you dwarf month. You’re awesome.