Tonight I went to a game party. It was actually kind of sudden. I was in my apartment – Oh, is this new? Woops. Here, let’s start at the beginning.
Last Friday I moved into my apartment. Friday night I got struck down with the flu, horribly, so as soon as I got off of work (yay for infecting other people all for the sake of being on time) I headed home and slept for twenty-four hours. By Sunday afternoon I was well enough to officially move into my apartment. Yes, my apartment. I have five roommates but only one do I share a room with. Two are sisters, two were from this apartment before, and the last, my roommate, is a second semester freshman. They’re all pretty great.
Anyway, this week has been basically school, work, and getting to know my roommates. Tonight I got back after the weekend at home to find the apartment filled with strangers. They were all girlfriends of my roommates so I said hi, made hot cocoa, and sat down to do homework. After a while everyone left and/or went to bed. I was the only one in the front room, still doing homework. After a few minutes there was a knock on the door.
Instantly I assumed it was one of my roommates friends and stood up to answer the door. Typically I tend to hide from a knocking door but as everyone was in their rooms so I got to answer the door. And – who else – but two guys stood on the doorsteps. I awkwardly greeted them and they told me about a game party they were hosting at that time in their own apartment. I told them to come in and ran off to find a roommate who could talk un-awkwardly and kindly to these strangers.
Luckily one of them came out and shook their hands (no, I did not shake anyone’s hand because I was standing childishly behind my roommate) and listened to them explain about the games. She said we might just come over, just because they braved the cold! And then one of them jokingly said there was a lot of good-looking guys over there and we both laughed. Anyway, they left and I fully intended to go back to homework but… I could tell my roommate was actually tempted to go over so I said I’d go with her.
So I did. And you know? It was so much fun. Maybe because my team totally won pictionary (partly because of me even though I suck at drawing I don’t even know how they guessed what I drew) but also because it was just fun to hang out with kids my age. I was the first to leave but only because my other wisdom tooth is coming in (owwww) and I have homework. But even though I left silently and secretly as soon as the game got over I was totally okay with it.
I mean, I used to hate myself because I got sick of company so much faster than other people. I also had the hardest time just talking to people, at least with small talk. But recently I realized that I am an introvert. Okay, and there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s so great! Even though I tired quickly of the company, I still managed to reply to any comments aimed at me – intellectually! I enjoyed the game and then when I couldn’t small talk anymore I left.
It was pretty freaking fantastic. Also, even though I left without telling anyone but my roommate they opened the door after I left and said thanks for coming. Which didn’t make me feel special or whatever but it was nice. Like, hey they totally cared that I came and ya know it was great. It’s okay that I left early, I had fun and I do really have a lot of homework to do as soon as the pain killer kicks in.
Anyway, that’s pretty much my life. School, work, and the occasional party. Really my life is 95% homework so far. Hopefully I’ll get caught up by Tuesday so I can get back to ya know, not stressing out. (I accidentally started the semester behind by adding a class late, woops.) Also, it’s beyond freezing. That’s not even an exaggeration, this morning it was below 16 and my car wouldn’t start for twenty minutes. Yeah.
So I hope you all had a great weekend, have a great week, and do great in all the things you do!