Absolute Absurdity

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Last night was quite interesting. I went to the church for about 4:00 PM so that we could practice for the service that night. We sort of practiced – somewhat. We knew what songs we were doing roughly, but never really established an order. When the service actually came around, it was pretty chaotic and generally just “brutal,” as Kyle described it. After the service, we went over to Jordan’s house and hung out there for a while. Julie had brought two of her friends, and I think they were pretty scared of me, because I was horribly hyper. It was pretty sad, actually, just how hyper I was. If I didn’t know better, I would think I was drunk, or high, or perhaps both.

Anyways, at Jordan’s house, we played some pool, listened to some music, and generally just had a good time. Julie’s friends eventually relaxed, I guess once they realized that we’re actually all freaks, and that’s just how we are. Later on, Jordan showed us a few videos that he had made on his computer. There was one of the life and times of me; he had scanned in a bunch of my old pictures onto the computer and put it in a little slideshow. It was pretty freaky, actually. But then at the end, he modified them in Paint and gave me weird hair and stuff. It was funny. Then there was another video about him – also equally as strange.

Today was pretty strange also. I guess not all the hyperactivity had worn off, so I was still a little loopy this morning. I had some time on my hands before I went to school, so I got out my digital camera and started making short movies. I thought they were pretty funny, although I kept having camera troubles. First off, I started to make a commercial for Life cereal. It didn’t end up being that funny, so it’s probably a good thing that the batteries ran out halfway through it. I replaced those, and then did a sort of virtual tour of my house. Basically, I went around, moving the camera to strange angles as I went, somewhat like a drunken sailor would view my house. It started off zooming out from my open mouth, and ended the opposite way, zooming in. Throughout the tour, I was whistling “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Why? I really have no clue. I was hyper, alright?

My next movie was a little bit of a strange one. I turned on the camera while sitting at my table, and then there’s about sixteen seconds of me sitting there staring at it. I do nothing except blink. And then, suddenly I scream at it, and that’s the end. I’m hoping that one day I will show it to some unsuspecting person, and they’ll get freaked out by it. My third video was going to be amazing, except my camera’s memory filled up about twenty seconds in. I basically sit down at the kitchen table, and then open up a flyer for Sport Chek. I look through the pages, and then find something that I like. I rip it out of the flyer, being careful to tear the entire advertisement out in a square, and then proceed to crumple it up and put it in my mouth. I think it’s just such a great idea for a movie, because it’s completely unexpected. I mean, who tears out an ad for something, and then eats it? It’s completely absurd – and that’s why I love it. But anyways, I’m a freak. Just remember that, and then you might not be as surprised when you hear about some of the things that run through my head. Well, on second thought, I’m not sure that there’s any way to really guard yourself against the shock, so perhaps I’ll spare you.

I think that’s about all I wanted to say for today. School was pretty boring. I can’t wait for the Christmas holidays. Hopefully I’ll be able to relax for at least one of those days. I won’t count on it, though. Tonight I have a staff party at Sammy’s Rec Room, wherever that is. Apparently the company is paying for like $8 of the bill, so that should be pretty sweet. Besides, it’s not like I’m planning on drinking or anything, so it should cover the majority of my meal. But anyways, that should be interesting, at the very least. I’ll have to tell you readers all about it tomorrow. So until then, adios amigos.

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