Being Social

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

One of the things I’m working on at Mines is being more social. This is a very critical skill, and one that I am getting better at, but am not proficient at. So I have enlisted the help of Katie, who’s in my Calc II and Chem II class to help me be more social.

So here I am on a Friday night, doing some web site stuff. Incidentally, I happened to also be doing some web site stuff for the tele club (which Katie is co-captain of). So tell her to check it out and we talk about what else should be on the site. Here’s where the conversation picks ups:

Katie: But, this doesn’t count as being social. It’s friday, go hang out with your friends!
Andrew: do you, dave, or anyone else have any more pictures we can use?
Andrew: ok
Andrew: what are you doing?
Katie: I can get you some, and Allison probably has some
Andrew: ok
Andrew: cool
Katie: I’m going out in a couple mintues
Andrew: anything fun?
Andrew: Possibly, some party I guess.
Katie: I have no idea.
Andrew: lol
Andrew: well
Andrew: i’m off

I Window+L’d my computer (locked it), closed the lid, put it aside and headed out. I decided to ride up to Weaver Towers to see what was going on up there. Not really a whole lot. Although Mike was watching Robin William: Live on Broadway (which is freaking awesome and you should see it if you haven’t). Then Ryan came in to see who was going to this party. Sounded like something fun to do, so I headed out with Mike, Ryan, Holly, and Stacey. We got to the party and who do I find there. Yea, Katie. Weird. But it was good. I rediscovered for the last time that I don’t like beer, no matter who makes it. And then I was nominated to DD. We ended up not coming home until like 6:30 in the morning. So I think this constitutes the first real party I’ve been to.

Other highlights of the night:

  • The Police showing up because of noise
  • Katie reminding us that Police are people too
  • Katie talking Tera out of smoking a cigarette (although no one knows if Katie succeeded)
  • Sleeping for ~2 hours at the party