Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Love in the Time of Assignment

I never thought this could happen to me! I mean, I was the kind of person who always said that I don’t have time for love, I was busy, always busy, with college, with work, with life. But now…I don’t know anymore. Things seemed to have changed. I seem to have changed.

I’m more busy that I ever have been. Assignments are piling up, tests are menacingly flexing their jaws around the corner. Eliot has come back from the dead to haunt me. But do I care? All I can think of is…no I cannot even bring myself to say the name. I sit down in front of the computer to work on my assignment. Five minutes into it, my mind wanders off. My palms become all sweaty just at the thought of it. I become nervous, jittery just thinking about it. When I cannot be with my love, I’m desperate, everything seems so…so…inconsequential. It doesn’t matter that there are assignments to be done, papers to be written…

My roommate is not too happy about it. She cannot believe that such a career oriented, serious girl like me can be so frivolously in love. She says she won’t let me ruin my life on such few moments of meaningless passion. It’s just a temporary phase she says. I’ll get over it soon, and then I will regret all the time I wasted in this illusion called love.

I admit that I cannot believe it either. It’s not love, it’s become an obsession now. I wait till my roommate is out of sight to seek a look, just one look. Then my heart aches for more. I know it’s hopeless, it was not like the beginning. I’ve reached the advanced levels now, I will lose this game. But still…what if? Last time, just one last time I tell myself. I will get back to that paper…one minute won’t hurt. Then it leads to another…and another. Till my roommate comes back, catches me at it again.

“Are you playing that stupid Mine Sweeper again??? I can’t believe you are wasting your time on such a frivolous thing crumbs, don’t you have a ton of work to do?? I should just get that thing removed from the laptop all together. I catch you at it again, and I swear I will”

Sigh! The cruel, cruel world! It never understood love. Never will. Again. Sigh.

18 comments:

Goli said...

hehehe.. that was good... :)

vrinda said...

u know wat???am in love too..and just coz i saw u at it...am actually getting better...my best time is 27 secs...er...on the basic level :D

Me Thinks.. said...

Love actually is 'mind-sweeper'! ;)

crumbs said...

@ goli

heh. thanks

@ vrinda

mine's 14 secs :P
but it's okay mate. It's the kind of love that gets better with time

@ MT

yep, and mine's been completely swept away

Prude said...

ahem ahem...well make sure ur test/assignment marks redeem you! :)

Lash said...

I was wondering how could you be so corny. nice that you had a climax. and whats this mind sweeper?

crumbs said...

@ prude

five full brownie points with my roomie :D
(psstttt....lets not discusss marks in public, yeah!!my nnaanam and maanam at stake here) :D :D

@ lash

your confidence in the levels of my cornyness is heartening. and it was supposed to be "mine sweeper" stupid typo, sorry! I, and the post stand corrected now

Blindfolded said...

:) wish you luck in love....

KP said...

lol......good one...:) good luck with ur love life.....

crumbs said...

@ blindfolded and kp

ahem. thanks. :D

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mathew said...

hahaha..so u suffer from minsweeper withdrawal symptoms..join Minesweeper Anonymous...;-P

mathew said...

hahaha..so u suffer from minsweeper withdrawal symptoms..join Minesweeper Anonymous...;-P

ursjina said...

u know wat..i loved it..:)

claytonia vices said...

I got in and out of my addiction to minesweeper...

ScrewDriver said...

removing mine sweeper from the comp is not that easy .. please tell ur roommate ...

and has the addiction ended for now ?

popeye

sravan said...

oh no! don' listen 2 ur roomies. minesweeper is so synonymous to being in love, opens when you click the right places and bombs when you click the wrong ones!

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