Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Regularly scheduled fun

For the first time in as long as I can remember, I'm doing fun things regularly with other people. I've always played a lot of games, but (counting my internship) this is the only time when I've played games regularly. I play board games on Thursdays. I play World of Warcraft throughout the weekend and on Tuesdays. There's something pleasant and comforting about having scheduled fun. I like schedules. I like fun. Why shouldn't I like scheduled fun? It gives me something to look forward to and be happy about.

Sure, I've had scheduled activities in the past. I did karate for six years, and soccer for a summer. Those things aren't fun. I had church on Sundays and Wednesdays for a very long time, and Sunday School was oft-entertaining. But, the primary purpose of each of those things is not to have fun. (Sure, soccer is fun to some people, but I absolutely hated it, and as you may have guessed, I was pretty bad at it. Soccer was for my parents, which seemed to be the case with a lot of people on my team.)

But now I have regularly scheduled fun, with a mostly static set of (for the most part) extremely pleasant people. It's new and exhilarating. It almost makes me sorry that I'm so damned antisocial. But not quite. One of the nice things is that it's always the same people, so I don't have to meet too many new people. Meeting new people would take the fun out of it.

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