Soccer and Cold-Blooded Murder

Disclaimer: This post is from the archives, and may not represent the current views of the author. It also may not be at all interesting to read. Continue at your own peril!

I’m not sure what kind of mood I’m in today. It’s sort of the type of mood you get when you have a really bad headache – only without the headache. It’s a combination of slight happiness, tiredness, and disappointment. Why, you ask? I’m not completely sure why, but I’ll try explaining it as best as I can.

It was a pretty normal day today for me; I went to church in the morning, and then came home and had lunch. I didn’t get as much sleep as I’d like to have gotten, which is where I suppose the tiredness came from, so I was just a little…subdued, I guess could be a good word. Then I got on MSN, and Angelie asked me if I wanted to head over to Long Point with a bunch of people from Central. I wanted to go, but I really didn’t want to drive. I’ve been driving everywhere lately, and it’s getting boring. But after talking with her for a little bit, I realized that they needed drivers. So I went upstairs and asked my dad if I could take the car to Long Point. His exact words: “No.” I asked why not, and he said, “It’s too far.” I said something like “It’s not that far,” and his response was, “It’s almost as far as Windsor.” I said no it wasn’t (since Long Point is only about 1 1/3 the distance to Port Dover; I looked it up on a map), and he said, “Yes it is, it’s almost the same distance.” Of course, it’s not at all, and I knew that, and I think he knew it too, but he came up with that lame excuse and I knew right away that he wasn’t going to budge, so I just left it at that.

So after wanting to go to Long Point, I couldn’t go there. Well, I guess if there was room with someone else, I could have gone, but I decided to do the homework I had been planning to do this afternoon anyways – and had dropped once I found out what was happening. So that’s where the disappointment came from. There’s a few more feelings mixed in with my mood as well right now, but I can’t quite isolate them. It’s a mixture of a whole ton of things, and most of them are negative; well, okay, they’re mostly not negative, just neutral – not happy or sad in particular. I don’t know, that’s the best I can explain it, so if you don’t understand, well, that’s just too bad.

So anyways, right now I’m downloading the demo of Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX. I used to have it on my computer a long time ago, and it was really fun. I guess playing Halo 2 last night at the Staats’ house got me into the mood. And that reminds me that I didn’t narrate the wonderful experiences of last night. So here we go. I was talking to Steph on MSN, and asking her if she wanted to go see a movie with Josh and Melissa. Of course, I hadn’t asked them yet, but I figured Steph would be more likely to decide something than either of them would. She had to work until 9:00 PM, she said, and Josh had youth until that time as well, but she said we could do something after that time. I later got talking to Josh, and he invited me to come to Berean Baptist Church’s youth group, since not many people go to it. I thought, “Why not?”

Later on, I thought I should probably phone up Melissa and ask her if she wanted to go to the movie, since I didn’t know if anyone had told her. I dialed her number and got talking to her. Apparently she had just fallen asleep when I had called, since she had been at the Relay for Life thing and didn’t sleep the entire time there. Whoops. Anyways, I asked her if she wanted to go, she told me she was going to the Berean youth group, and I told her that I was going to since Josh had invited me, and that was that. Several hours later, I realized no one had ever given me a time for this youth thing. I had no clue when to show up. So, I had to call up the Staats’ house again, and Melissa told me a time. Then she also said that her mom had told her she couldn’t come to the movie since she was tired. So there went that idea – I wasn’t going to be a third wheel for Steph and Josh. Oh well.

So off I headed for Berean, and when I got there, I was one of the first ones there. I met the pastor dude (although I don’t remember his name), and in behind me walked another guy named Steven, who I later found out works at Home Hardware along with my mom. The Staats got there soon after, and we played basketball for a little bit, then went outside and played soccer for an hour. With six people, it was crazy. We shortened up the field and made the nets smaller, but it was still a lot of running. Later on, a guy named Ben came, and he was on my team, so it was four on three – the Staats versus the non-Staats. Too bad we still lost. Oh well. We came back to the church all sweaty and disgusting, and had a little Bible study. Josh left before that, though, since he had to get home to have a shower and then pick up Steph from work. After the study, we had pizza and pop, and although I wasn’t feeling too good, I forced myself to eat a piece of pizza. That didn’t sit too well with me either, but oh well.

After that, Zeth and Steven headed off in one car, and Melissa and I in another car, and we went back to the Staats’ house. We headed down to the basement and played Halo 2 on X-Box for a while. I had never played it before, so the two teams were a little uneven. It was Zeth and Steven against Melissa and I, and I can’t say Melissa’s too great at the game either considering she managed to blow herself up. The score would have been 50 to -1 (because of Melissa’s suicidal tendencies), but I think Kristy called Zeth in the middle of it, so he was talking on the phone. I found his player and killed him to even up the score. So the final score was 50 to 0. We evened up the teams a little for the next game, and it was Zeth and I against Steven and Melissa. The second map we were on was a lot better I thought, because there were more places to hide. It was more of a sniping game than anything. I got 12 kills on that one – not bad for the first time, I must say. I would just wait around on a ledge or something and look around, trying to find someone. Then I’d zoom in on my scope and pick them off. It was pretty fun. I’d play it again any day; it was addicting.

Anyways, by that time, Steph and Josh were there. They ended up not going to see the movie, and rented The Aviator instead. After we were done killing each other, we went upstairs and watched part of it. I really didn’t understand much of what was going on, but I kept wondering whether Howard Hughes was related to me. I doubt it, but it’s worth checking into in case any of his millions of dollars of inheritance money is still hanging around. Somehow I doubt it’s very likely, though. Oh well. I left before the movie was over, since I had to be home by 11:30, and that was that. It was a pretty fun night, even though we didn’t end up going to see a movie. Killing people is always the better option, anyways.

So that was my night. I guess I could put in something else worthwhile to read here, in this paragraph, but it’s not like any of you have actually read this far. If you have, you need a life. Considering I’ve written this whole thing, though, I think – well, you can draw your own conclusions.

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