Saturday, November 04, 2006

Another shot at this...

Ok, I was at work and I wrote an uber big long post and saved it...twice! And now it's gone! Completely wiped off the face of the World Wide Web. Ggggrrrrrrr, Blogger!
It occurred to me that perhaps saving it redundantly actually negated it....

First off, a gigantic welcome to Peace and Talbert who were press ganged- eherm, I mean invited, into the Fools Fold last night. Congratulations guys!!!
Hehe, you know what this means right? I'm not the newest newbie anymore. Not that Cowboy will care.

So I was contemplating the flow of time and a friend of mine that is depressed about turning 23. To me 23 is nothing, but he feels like life is rushing past him, like he hasn't accomplished anything.
I kind of know what he means. There are so very many things that I want to experience but I only have a limited amount of time you know. I find myself simultaneously wanting time to speed up and slow down.
I want it to speed up because this semester my courses are trying to rip out my still beating heart and stand holding it over my limp shuddering body, laughing maniacally as my nonexistent GPA steals the last breath of life from my weakly convulsing lungs.
And next semester is going to be worse.
I want it to slow down because I want to savor every single second I have with my friends here. It's funny, and I'm not sure how or when it happened, but I feel closer now to the guys in the SoF and the C-crowd as Jamie calls it then I have to anybody in a long time. Possibly closer then I have to anybody ever. Not counting family of course, just friends.
The day I moved up here last semester my grandfather told me, "I'll bet that you will meet somebody here that you will be friends with for the rest of your life." I believed him then. Now I can say with complete conviction that that's true. I think it's already happened. And I got more then one out of the deal, and that's just awesome.
Also, according to Benji, the SoF can get you women. And it's true! I can name at least three people that count towards your traditional "girlfriends", or "gal pals" if you will. That's really something new for me. It's not that I don't like women, I have just always had exponentially more men/boys as friends. Why is that? I don't know.

They say that your college years are supposed to be the best of your life. I will naturally always try to one-up that. (After all, why limit yourself? The ceiling is where you build it.) But the SoF and those associated have, and will continue, to make topping this a really tough job for me.

I am happy that one cold January morning so very very long ago I happened to look down at the sidewalk and saw a poster...

"Need a hug? Ship of Fools: Improv comedy..."


Ryan said...

Those posters actually worked? Cool.

Benji said...

To Ryan: Of course the posters actually work.

To Renee: Just because you're not the newest newbie doesn't mean you won't be harassed. You're going to harassed - a lot and possibly to the point of provocation.

Renee L. said...

To Ryan: Like an elf on Christmas Eve!

To Benji: My motto still stands. Bring it on my friend. I still say that none of you can do worse then my older brother. ;)

luckeyfrog said...

To Renee: While I have had a few girlfriends, I've always had more guy friends as well. It's probably part of why we fit in well with the Fools (if I may say so myself). Anyway-- I'm glad to be getting to know you better lately, and I suppose the Fools do get credit for that. :)

Cowboy said...

Noob (Newbie),
I would just like to let you know that I am throwing "blogger" love towards you. I do like being mentioned in fellow SOF member blogs (even if they are NOOBS), I do have to accept what I can get.

P.S. You are right...I DO NOT care.