Sociality 101

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I’ve been on a killing spree today. All day, I’ve been going around killing people. I’ve had people to help me, but I was in charge of the whole thing. I’m not even sure how many people I’ve killed just today. It must be in at least the hundreds. And the funny thing is that all the people I’ve killed were midgets. Come to think of it, all the people that helped me kill them were midgets as well.

Man, I love video games. All day I’ve been playing Age of Empires II, this great game where you have control of any one of a number of different civilizations from the Middle Ages. It’s an awesome game, and the only game that has continued to keep my interest. I’ve gotten into other games before, but none have kept my interest for that long. Second place would probably go to The Sims, but Age of Empires definitely wins over that one by a long shot. There’s something to be said for sending a whole ton of cavaliers into a town and just obliterating the entire place – people and buildings. The Koreans are especially dangerous, with their heavily armoured Turtle Ships (the cool looking ones with the spikes on the outside) and their War Wagons that fire massive arrows out of a wagon pulled by horses. It’s an amazing feeling to seize control of a massive army of both land-based and sea-based units, and simultaneously coordinate a land and sea battle to entirely obliterate an entire civilization in as little time as possible.

Anyways, that’s what’s been going on today. Not much happened last night, either. I called a couple people up to see if they wanted to to something, but they were busy. Then the CD case for Age of Empires caught my eye. I haven’t played it in a long time, so I decided to just pop it in and build an entire civilization from scratch. That kept me hooked for the rest of the night. I swear, time goes faster when you’re playing that game. I look at the clock, then play a bit more, and before you know it, two hours have gone by, when it just seems like minutes. It’s definitely a cure for the boredom blues.

My parents are up in Owen Sound today celebrating my aunt’s 50th birthday. They asked me if I wanted to come, but I really don’t like going to family functions. There’s only one cousin my age (one year older), and she’s really…uncool. I mean, no offense to her, but we just have absolutely nothing in common, we don’t like doing the same things, and so we have nothing to do or talk about. Most of my other cousins are either married or almost two years old, so I have no one to really talk to. So I declined on the offer to go up there. I just told my parents to wish my aunt a happy birthday, and that was that. That means I get to cook supper for myself tonight – yes! I’m thinking of having grilled cheese sandwiches, just because I haven’t had them in ages and they’re really easy to make anyways.

So that’s about it for today. I haven’t felt very social lately. I mean, I know I just said up above that I had called people up to do stuff, but that was more of an effort to force myself to be social anyways. I don’t know, I tend to go through different phases, where I get more or less social, as well as more or less of a bunch of other things, too. I’m sure I’m not the only one that goes through stupid stuff like that, but whatever. Right now I’ve just been content to play some games on the computer, talk to people a little bit on MSN, and even do my homework. It’s great when you have fun homework to do. As I mentioned in my last post, in Accounting right now we have some spreadsheets to work on. A lot of that has to do with math, and I love math. I finished that up today and considered even doing a bit more of it as well. It was almost scary, because then I realized what I was contemplating: doing more homework than necessary. That made my decision for me right there – I left it at what was due and didn’t go on.

Where was I? Oh yes, being social. Or rather, not being social. As I said, I go through different phases and get more and less social – like waves, I suppose. I’m sure in another week or two, I’ll be back to Mr. Social Jeff, during which time I’ll likely be hyper, but whatever. Maybe that’s it. Maybe I just get more or less hyper over time, and so everything gets affected by that. Maybe not. Whatever. The point is, this situation likely isn’t permanent. But you likely figured out that was the point a long time ago. Man, I ramble too much. Anyways, I’m done writing. Screw you.

Now I just need to work on coming up with good endings for my posts…

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