Nostalgia.....

underage_thinker's picture

Happiness is a warm gun. Just kidding.

But winter is upon us, not that winter around here is drastically different from the other seasons, but I wear a jacket, scarf, and hat every day.
The season of gift giving and fire lighting is fast approaching. It's that time of year when everything just slows down and people relax. It's also the season of most seasonal depression. But. It's the time for getting and decoration a tree, having the sparkling lights keep you company on those long nights. It's the time when excitement and anticipation is in the air. When the gifts under the tree rattle inside their boxes. It's the time for hot cocoa with marshmallows and calendars with chocolates behind every window. But this year, it will be different. Finals are next week, so cramming has taken up all the time previously set aside for building enthusiasm. There is no tree in our house, as we won't be here for the holidays. But we will be going to the east coast. Where it SNOWS!!! What a concept. We will get a tree the day before, but we'll be too tired form the plane ride. We haven't decorated our house with festive lights because we won't be here. And I don't drink hot cocoa or eat marshmallows anymore. Because I'm a vegan. In theory. But that's beside the point. Gone too is the large pile of colorful presents growing larger with each amazon.com shipment. We're getting some gifts shipped to where we'll be spending the holidays. My last shreds of christmas spirit (yes, christmas spirit. No, I'm not christian, I'm jewish. I just like trees and lights and presents and all that other fun stuff) are gone, along with my sanity in the mad rush to study for finals. I'm so going to fail Spanish. I don't know the irregular preterite verbs. I've never taken a Spanish class before. I need to pass so that I can pursue my interests in the origins of romance languages.

I used to love christmas because I was a kid. And kids got presents from the adults. And we would wake up early on christmas morning and open all of our presents. And we would be so happy. And though I still consider myself a child, that feeling is gone. And I miss it so much.

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jeff's picture

Eh...

If you still had that feeling, you'd srt of be emotionally immature. Christmas for kids is all about receiving gifts, but as you get older, it is more interesting to watch people open what you gave them, I find. So, a teenager with that sort of self-centeredness re: Christmas would be a bit more... unsettling than cute.

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CapitalSlash's picture

You have an amazing choice

You have an amazing choice of words, language, and metaphors.

Bravo.

underage_thinker's picture

Umm. Thanks. ( I know, how

Umm. Thanks. ( I know, how about that for diction, one of those wasn't even a real word...)
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jeff's picture

Also...

"That's right, Vegan Marshmallows!
Sweet & Sara has created these soft, delicate pillows of gourmet goodness without the use of gelatin or other animal ingredients.

Sweet & Sara Vegan Marshmallows melt well for your favorite recipes, roast well for classic smores, and are perfect straight out of the package. Try them dipped in chocolate fondue-style, or melted on top of a baked sweet potato. Yum!

Available in two flavors: Classic Vanilla and Toasted Coconut. Each pack contains approx. 12 gourmet marshmallows. 8.5 oz. total.

Ingredients (Vanilla): cane sugar (non bone char), water, corn syrup, acacia, soy protein, carrageenan, cornstarch, locust bean gum, pure vanilla extract, organic confectioner's sugar, sea salt.

Ingredients (Coconut): cane sugar (non bone char), water, corn syrup, organic coconut flakes, acacia, soy protein, carrageenan, cornstarch, locust bean gum, pure vanilla extract, organic confectioner's sugar, sea salt."

You can order them online, or get them in any hippie vegan grocery-type stores.
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underage_thinker's picture

:D I'll have to check that

:D I'll have to check that out.
And, how much do they pay you for advertising, by the way??

Just Kidding.

Kinda.
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I find you quite amusing, and I’m sure you love me too, But sadly I am Lesbian, Though I’ll pretend for you
-M.A.A.

Fiona Rosge's picture

ho ho ho-i just felt like it.

What the HECK is a marsh mellow anyway??? isnt it just pure sugar that sickingly rots ur teeth and is only good unless roasted (in my oppintion.) i dont no its gross now like if i eat to much sugar (im like a vegitarian without the veggies XD) i swear i can feel my teeth dissolving its repulisive, which is why i now barly eat anything! XD. Yes its not healthy and bad for you and pll need to eat more blah blah blah but what it all comes down to is i dont like food. i like chocolet, cereal, alfrado pasta, taco bell and milk and i intend to live off all that until i find something better OH and potstickers. But hay it could be worse.
I agree that chrismas is for kids I dont consider myself a kid i consider myself as a teenager and get pissed off at anyone who trys to call me a kid, its one of my annoyances AS SOON as u hit 13 ur a teenages, when ur 10-12 ur a preteen BEOND THAT ur a kid.Ive found that i like X-mas shoping and gift giving alot more then i use to and really the only thing i want for x-mas(im giving up and trying to spell it, sue me) is books, which as always i'll get barns cards and allowence so im coverd. Really i think the best things about this holliday r stockings and the morning. the think i love the BEST about christmas is when you wake up x-mas morning and everything is light and the trees shinging and smells like pine and u see presents under the tree and its just perfect and peacful. Then i pull everything out of my stocking, search thru, put it all back, wait accouple hours, make my parents coffee and pray that if i bug them enought they'll get up in another hour. XD its just so perfect and peacful and comforting.
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would she, could she been thinking of me? all along
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Cause its a long way down when your hopes are high as mountains
and i am worried that im falling for u

underage_thinker's picture

:D Marshmallows are made

:D
Marshmallows are made with gelatin, which is made out of a bunch of random animal parts that they don't want you to know about.
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I find you quite amusing, and I’m sure you love me too, But sadly I am Lesbian, Though I’ll pretend for you
-M.A.A.

Dreaming_Nevermore's picture

Hot cocoa is good. Hot cocoa

Hot cocoa is good. Hot cocoa powder that comes with marshmallows is disgusting. I'm convinced that those aren't made with gelatin, but with styrofoam. Or cardboard. Or...something gross and not eatable.

All they can tell you is what they have seen and heard, in their time in this world, a third of it spent in sleep and dreaming, another third of it spent in telling lies. - Ursala K. Le Guin

underage_thinker's picture

I checked the ingredients;

I checked the ingredients; they really are made with gelatin
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I find you quite amusing, and I’m sure you love me too, But sadly I am Lesbian, Though I’ll pretend for you
-M.A.A.

Fiona Rosge's picture

um

Thats dissgusting! do u ever wonder what the hell were eating? there like "Its Cow!" and people are like "Ok great hamburgers" Which is gross (im not a veggie/vegan i just hate food XD) but dont they ever wonder what PART of the cow there eating, how do they no that cow wasnt sick. And look at hospits the feed u cardbord with some form of sause thats really flavoring from a box and water its repulsive. Here have some florecent orange crackers and cardbord flavord biscuts Yumm....but of course your crazy if you ask for a proteen shake??They dont touch them THERE IN CANS!sides they taste like milkshakes.

ok how did we go from Christmas to food???
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would she, could she been thinking of me? all along
and if thats true, would she tell me the truth?
Cause its a long way down when your hopes are high as mountains
and i am worried that im falling for u

underage_thinker's picture

Most people just don't

Most people just don't question things. They go along with what other people tell them to do (mostly subliminally, but not always) and don't even realize that they can think for themselves. That's why being weird or different (or gay) is awesome. Well, for me, at least....

And there was something about marshmallows
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I find you quite amusing, and I’m sure you love me too, But sadly I am Lesbian, Though I’ll pretend for you
-M.A.A.

Fiona Rosge's picture

hm

so true, mindless "Omg were being brainwashed!" XD
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would she, could she been thinking of me? all along
and if thats true, would she tell me the truth?
Cause its a long way down when your hopes are high as mountains
and i am worried that im falling for u