Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rainy Day Adventure


Howdy hey hi hello ho! HAPPY EARTH DAY! Save the trees and plant flowers for the bees; this mother is one in a million. I won't post every week, though that's definitely my goal. I actually have so much content I don't always get the chance to figure out which post I want to upload and sometimes I need a little more time to edit than life allows. April is swell and it is NEVER too late to begin change. Get working on those New Years resolutions! 

On Sunday a few gal pals of mine and I ventured out into the lovely downtown of a large town not too far from where we live. Although we went to support a friend as she competed in a pageant vying for a scholarship, we quickly realized pageants are more fun when seen behind-the-stage, ie on Toddlers & Tiaras. Watching almost 200 girls one by one strut the same pose or answer the same question with hardly a vary in response isn't really exactly the most exciting thing. But the rain was falling and about halfway through the show we left the main hall and went to explore the upstairs, eventually realizing there was a balcony seat area. We then proceeded to sit up there, laughing freely without the strain of worrying about disturbing people watching (only a few people were sitting up there). 

It had been two hours and several since any of us had eaten so we were famished, resulting in desperate attempts to hunt down a vending machine/cafe (what kind of place doesn't have one? there are even vending machines in schools, for godssake). We had been discussing this but weren't quite sure if we were THAT desperate; after a few more minutes our minds were made, and we were going to walk through the now 49°F weather (it was 71° when we arrived thus we were all inadequately clothed. Chicago is very, very strange.) and slightly drippy sky but extremely puddle/mud filled sidewalk to the downtown area, which houses a large outlet and tons of food shops.

   Maps wasn't working so we had no GPS to guide us to our destination. Chilly and kind of wet, we saw a sign stating downtown was straight ahead, though it pointed to an intersection. Luckily, the corner of what we guessed was a red shop could be spotted at the end of one of the streets. Taking a leap of faith we decided what the heck and headed down that street, turning right and walking straight and screaming in joy as signs of civilization began to appear. We continued on wards until we found a burger joint where we bought a large fries to share. It had been five hours since we'd eaten and we were chilly and soaking as we absorbed the hot, salty treat. After a few minutes we made our way back to the theater, laughing and dripping and holding onto the nothingness and everything that is a spontaneous, crazy adventure (we left without telling anyone and set out alone as everyone was inside shops/houses rather than out in the street like us) in a large city where somehow everything seems a little smaller contained between the thick bond of friendship and sisterhood tying the three of us together like those orphan stories you'd read about (specifically: The 3rd Series of Unfortunate Events novel). 

Fun has to be made and sometimes doing crazy things is the way to do it. Unideal conditions truly aren't always as bad as they originally seem. It's quite something to use your brain instead of Wi-Fi connection for answers. When you put your mind to it, the solutions you'll dream up will blow you away and create memories to last a lifetime. Hope everyone's weekend was splendidly content amidst the chills and watery mist. A FULL-HOUSE SPINOFF CALLED FULLER HOUSE IS BEING CREATED BY NETFLIX FOR NEXT YEAR. After hearing that news things can only be so bad, right? *squeala in joy* Happy Earth Day. Show the earth some love and remember to celebrate its infinite beauty everyday, dreamers.
Life is Spontaneously Splendid.
Aiman Ghani 

(ps. recylce! go electricity free for a bit. show the earth a little more love today. xx)

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