Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friends...the diamond in the rough.

Friends, what are they good for? It can be argued that one can go through life without friends just fine. Well, I am here to tell you that if you do then you are missing out on what life is all about! Friends have been an integral part of my life. Many of the memories that I cherish most are memories that came because of what I have done with my friends. I wish to share a little here about my experiences...

I have had many friends in the past. First I would like to talk about those friends that have always been there for me. There are some friends that I have had since I was in my momma's womb...or at least it feels like it... As a young man-child we had great adventures together. Not only did we have adventures then, but we are still friends and continue to have adventures together now. The thing is, through bad and good, they have been there for me. We are all here in this life (which many times is rough on a daily basis), but that "diamond in the rough" that can help us not only survive, but enjoy life, are the friends we have.

Some of my most cherished memories come from adventures I have had with a specific group of friends (we called ourselves "the gang" growing up). There were 5 of us, and we would play together almost every day. One of "the gang" was a genius, and he was our gang-leader. He would come up with the most intricate, involved, and exciting games. We used to play many different role-playing games that he made up. These became very intricate and some even took years to finish. Yes, I like RPG's (role playing games)...I am a nerd, but proud of it. The thing was these weren't just normal RPG's that one may imagine a bunch of nerds sitting around playing, these were adventures. We would play them all over the place, including one of my favorite places - the trampoline. We didn't roll dice like you may think, but we actually acted it out (haha, I know, that sounds nerdy). I could go into great detail about these, but I won't for the sake of whoever may be reading this. There was one game that I loved to play (not an RPG)...this one had to do with the idea of a Free Market world. We would 'buy' plots of land (whether inside our friend's house or outside in the yard), and we would each 'buy' whatever else was available (such as Nerf guns, tables, toys, etc.). We would then set up our area/shop/attraction however we wanted. After doing so we would manage our places of attraction and then every once in a while venture to other people's places and play games, buy candy, or take advantage of whatever they offered. This game would last for hours, and was very enjoyable. Another thing we would do regularly is make movies, commercials, and other random videos. I won't tell details about those...but if anyone wants to see them, just ask. Ok, before I ramble on and on I will end with this section. Needless to say we had many memorable experiences, and it is those experiences that I cherish about my man-childhood.

Lately some of my roommates and I met some new best friends. This is what even got me thinking about friends and got me motivated to write this blog. We were at the hot tub one night, and out of the blue these girls showed up. I won't go into detail, but let's just say new best friends were made. We have been hanging out and loving life together for the past week now. The awesome thing is that we are all very similar (in being crazy, have great senses of humor, a little quirky, fun, etc.). Quite frankly I had all but given up that there were people of the opposite sex similar to us...but I am so very happy to have been proven wrong! We have already had some amazing adventures together, and I look forward to have endless amounts of adventure together in the future!

I should probably finish, not that anyone is reading this, especially by now. Needless to say, I love my friends. Not only do we have fun together, but we support eachother. Yeah, going through life alone is possible, and some people may like that...but to that concept I say "BAH!". There have been times in my life (luckily not long amounts of time) where I have felt alone and without friends, and I can say that it sucks bricks. Friends rock, and that's all there is too it! Friends truly are a diamond in the rough...

2 comments:

Dave said...

I am glad that we are wombmates. BFE! Best Friends Ever!

Dan said...

I read it all.. I didn't even give up.. no, not once!