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17 October 2004 @ 01:25 pm
I don't have a roommate; life is pretty sweet. I'm totally into the groove of the new year. My big ol' double looks nice with a few new posters, and I even treated myself to a new speaker system. My old friends are still around, and of course, I'm making a few new ones.

But here's my complaint...

As a second-year who seems to have it all figured out, there's a great number of people that stop by my door (which is, like last year, always open), but instead of just saying hello or checking to see how I'm doing, they come and complain about how I'm always on the computer. Whenever they walk by! Oh no!

Someone even stopped in my room the other day while I was playing an online game with Saku the other night, jokingly mocked the techno song that was playing on iTunes, and left. Okay, thanks for your time.

Let's get something straight: I leave my door open a whole freaking lot more than anyone else on my hall. Like 90% of the time that I'm in my room, my door's open. It's to maintain social contact with the outside world, while taking care of my obligations and recreations.

This might sound unhealthy or self-deprecating or whatever, but I am a COMPUTER GUY. I'm a total geek; I do everything on the computer. I compose music on the computer. I design websites. I read. I do my homework (yes, all of it is done on the computer this quarter). I talk with my friends; I play games online with my friends; I plan events in the outside world. Well-rounded? No. Happy about it? You better goddamn recognize.

When I'm invited to do things outside my room, I do it. I still regularly go downtown and have fun, supposedly more often than the rest of my hall. But seriously, there's nothing else to do in any other area of my room. Am I supposed to sit on my bed and read books I haven't been assigned? Do they want me to play my piano more often (the one that is DIRECTLY to the left of me, that I use to compose music)?

I just treat it as the usual peer pressure-type attitude, where if I'm not spending every night partying and getting totally shitfaced, I'm not experiencing college. I'm sorry, but what I'm doing is what I like to call a good use of my time.

Besides, don't you college kiddies have better things to do than come and criticize your peers?

edit: BLAH, I forgot to mention one of the biggest reasons I'm on the computer all the time: I've got a part-time job at Sun, working remotely from my dorm. I'm supposed to work up to 4 hours a day. If mega-money isn't a good reason, then...
ミルス。Seven-Colored Puppeteer of B u c u r e s t i.: lady chris - umm //michiru_mamamiluda on October 17th, 2004 01:55 pm (UTC)
Robynrobynchick on October 17th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC)
I'm a computer gal... I feel your pain.
Do your parents complain too? =D
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on October 17th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they do. Then again, they're on the computer all day too. I sorta stopped playing FFXI when I went home just to appease them, though, so it didn't look like I was slacking off all day (although there wasn't much else to do)...
myriagonalman on October 17th, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
Your lifestyle looked pretty good to me.
you'd better belive itsleepfighter on October 17th, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC)
Silly pepole.
CreativEcstasycreativecstasy on October 17th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
i won't comment on your computer useage anymore then. i was just kidding...
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on October 17th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
It's not just you. It's like I said, a "great number." I know people are just kidding, but still, it's my lifestyle, and although it's nice to take a joke now and then, it gets sorta annoying after a while.

Don't fret, though, I'm not angry at anyone. Besides, I talked to you personally about this before. :P
sanguinetalons on October 17th, 2004 03:36 pm (UTC)
Geekdom is something to celebrate!
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on October 17th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
Andyddrmallrat on October 17th, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC)
Philippe Eccentricus: its the cheezephilled2thebrim on October 17th, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC)
anyone insulting you should eat shit and die!

i see nothing wrong with constant 'puting! i don't even have a tv, cuz i plug the cable straight into my vaio. that said, you want company that doesn't think it's strange to constantly be on the comp? i knooow where you liiiiive... oh wait, you're on the 4th floor, huh? that's so far away. never mind. -_-
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on October 17th, 2004 07:01 pm (UTC)

My monitor's a TV, too. It's kewl.
Philippe Eccentricus: its the cheezephilled2thebrim on October 17th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
we are l33t! we win at life! =D
anchovie2000anchovie2000 on October 18th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC)
you should totally get physical activity out of beating the shit out of anybody who comes in and makes fun of your lifestyle! then you get excersize AND you spend just as much time on the computer!

king of great ideas
Jeffrey Carl Faden: Cucumbirdjeffreyatw on October 18th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh, extra exercise, good idea.

But there's something I omitted from the post, where using the computer gives me exercise.

Okay I'm disgusting sorry.
anchovie2000anchovie2000 on October 18th, 2004 02:03 pm (UTC)
and you leave your door open...