Are you tired of GoT references yet? Brace yourself. Winter is coming. Okay, sorry.
The speed of the ceiling fan has finished the countdown to 0. You really don’t know whether carrying a jacket is going to be a wise decision or another way to make you look like a fool if the day decides to be bright and sunny. But winters are awesome. Here’s why:
7 Reasons Why Winters Are Awesome
Here are the 7 compelling reasons why winters are awesome, let’s see if you agree. 🙂
1. Six-pack Abs Coming soon.
Put those short dresses and t-shirts away. Let the paunch grow and prosper! Cover it up with a heavy jacket, or just cover it up with an excuse that you are wearing three layers when you really aren’t.
Preserve your energy to keep your body warm, and don’t regret the extra butter on the bread or ghee on the hot paranthas!
2. No Bathing.
Dip your hand in a bucket full of water. That’s it. Every cell in your body has already sent the signal to your brain – Say NO to Bathing Today.
You can go for at least 2 days without bathing or anybody finding out. Nobody wants this to be your last winter; you’ll almost always be excused for not taking a bath.
3. The Cozy Bed.
The best part about winters is that warm blanket that is almost as warm as mommy’s love, and about as comfortable as being in your lover’s arm. In case you’re forever alone like me, nothing beats the comfort of a cozy bed.
The gravitational pull with which the bed holds you is exponentially high in this season. In case you just HAVE to get outside every day, spread the blanket wide on the bed, hide everything under it, and voila … Your room is clean!
All you have to do after getting back home is get inside and get friendly with everything you’ve stuffed inside the blanket.
It’s all about uber-cool stuff like Antakshari, Dumb Charades, BBQ-ing, getting drunk, and not remembering anything about it the next day because you were sloshed.
But hey, we have a festival for that too! Popcorn, Revdi, and bhangra are the ingredients that make Lohri a festival to look forward to.
If that isn’t enough, organize a terrace bonfire party with rum and butter chicken. Heavenly!
5. That Warm Cup of Tea/Coffee.
Sip slowly as the steaming hot cup of tea or coffee warms your hands. Don’t expect a lot to happen over coffee as long as it successfully warms the insides of your throat and your freezing palms. Shiver. Sip. Shiver. Sip.
For someone who has spent a major part of her life in a valley, I’ve always looked forward to snow-covered hilltops every winter.
Creating deformed snowmen and throwing snowballs at people after a snowfall is customary. In the lap of nature, between the endless white expanses, I had often wished for summer to never return! Alas.
7. More importantly, REJOICE!
Sit in a group of 4-5, crack peanuts, and discuss how this day is the coldest in the history of Delhi. Wear your entire wardrobe so that no one can guess your gender from the dense fog that doesn’t lift until you’ve reached work.
Smoke fake cigarettes while taking a long walk on a chilly day. Stay warm around the angeethi that the tapriwala has arranged for customers like you. Get your geysers repaired and enjoy the season!