Three: We Like To Party
on Cyberland: The roommates met and started to get to know each other on more of
an individual basis, thereís one thing in their wayÖ not being able to
interact the way they want? So why not throw a Cyber-party?
Joe: I say we plan a huge party, everybody stock up on
beer and liquor and shots and stuff and then we just hang on the computer and
party... what do you say
Joe (Confessional): Ok, I feel like the token frat
boy in this group. Everybody has these really deep and interesting wishes, and I
looked like I was making a joke, But I'm really not! I mean lets just be honest,
if you REALLY got three wishes for anything you want.
DONT YOU DARE TELL ME you wouldnít be selfish and try to make things
better for yourself. I'm sorry if that comes off as me being egotistical or a
real ass, but I'm sorry I would rather have sex with Alicia Silverstone than
world peace any day.
Scott: Iím totally for it if everyone else is, Joe, it
would be so much fun and totally crazy!
Renee: Ya know what the best damn drinking game is? Its I
NEVER, thatís what. I think that we should implement our own version of the
game. It will be a fun way to get to know each other. For those of you who do
not know how to play (oh, the humanity), a person will post a statement that
begins with the words "I never..." if what the person says is a LIE to
YOU, you will *drink*. The questions can get really interesting, so someone may
request a story if someone *drinks* to an interesting statement. I hope this
works... I always have fun playing this game...
Joe (Confessional): Renee- She seems to be the
typical sweet, pretty, sorority girl. She's very cute. There is definitely an
attraction to the picture and the personality. I also like her full name
"Renee Nicole" Oh yeah, Renee, I'm coming after you!
Joe: Well Renee, only the third day and already
youíre looking to get down and dirty with your webmates- huh, I've played this
game A LOT... I have no shame I'll start... I NEVER... HAD A ONE NIGHT STAND.
Philip: I never made sex in a public restroom...
Scott (Confessional): ok, ew... sex in a
bathroom? A public bathroom is downright disgusting and foul.
Joe: MAKE SEX? :-) No drink from me... I wonít even
wash my hands in a public restroom let alone get my groove on
Joe (Confessional): Phillip- He seems nice. My guess
is that he's the stereotypical nice guy. My only reservation so far is that he
seems to be way too in to the good guy image. I mean he's a drug and alcohol
counselor, which I have nothing against but come one usually those people look
for any reason to make you feel like s--- for enjoying a drink. We'll have to
see what happens with him.
Renee: No drink from me either...
Joe: Hey, O',m at some gyues house whose having a party
and i'mt otally hammered....i've been doing teguila shots for about 15 mkinutes
and i havent had an emopty beer cup uet////i miss you guys....i have no clue
where i am....always remember JOE LOVES YOU ALL
Scott: Joe, you still there? Party on and have fun! Keep
going, youíre a champion!
Joe: Scott man your here./...jhows it going
buddy....you should be at this partyu
Scott: Dude, tell me about it. How many shots have you
had? Any cute girlies there?
Joe: there are tons of hot guirls here....i'm sorry i'm
typing so bad...but shots and computers dont misx/////anyway....i've had quite a
few shots and the beer is flowing bro....this is quite a patyu i must say...toobad
io have no clue wjhere io am or whose computer i 'm on
Beth: I consumed mass quantities of beer tonight....
first at the beer garden in Epcot's U.K. pavilion (they had a kickin' Austin
Powers impersonator there... Oh Behave!!!) and then drank some more back at my
apartment... Now I'm just trying to relax a little before beddy-bye time...
Sounds like your night is still goin' strong...
Scott: Well, sorta, I just like to do stuff and go out,
so, whatever... but I am definitely jealous of your night! Last night was pretty
crazy for me, I kept drinking margaritas and they were sooo good! But it was
cool, the guy didnít even card me. Did you read Joes stuff tonight?
Beth: Jealous of my night? It wasn't too special... it
lacked nice males... :) Tomorrow should be cool... massive pyro action at
Epcot... and more massive beer garden action after I get off work. Not getting
carded is definitely a nice thing...
Edwin: First off, I cannot control your lives... I just
want to tell you a story. Second, I know I'm probably the most anal-retentive
person on the board. Third, I used to drink beer with my friends almost every
day when I was sixteen... so I had the experience. But... one of my friends died
because of a drunk driver when he was about to be sixteen. This is not a fond
memory of mine... but nevertheless, it is a memory. I know most of you have a
high tolerance for alcohol and at least stay in control most of the time... so
there's no use in telling you to take it in moderation. But...I ask you to NEVER
drink and drive.
Joe (Confessional): I donít mean to sound
insensitive or anything, but I feel like Edwin is totally preaching to us
regarding drinking and driving. I'm 21 years old and believe me, I know the dangersÖ I'm starting to
think that maybe Edwin is the roomie, I'm not going to get along with. Can we
say self righteous
Scott: Actually, I had to take my friend's car keys from
him last weekend because he was so drunk and it was not pretty. He almost got
violent with me because he actually thought he could drive. I was so afraid for
him, but I got them. As for me, I always get a designated driver, and if we
don't, then we don't go out, just stay where we are.
Edwin: good man... thanks for doing the right thing.
Hey everyone... Iím sorry I havenít been too talkative lately, but my life
has been so boring and monotonous that I just felt I had nothing to add to our
posts. UNTILÖ this weekend. This weekend was filled with mind-expanding
experiences, literally. This past weekend ended up being the best weekend of the
whole summer. On the drive home from western, Elizabeth and my ex, Jimmy,
convinced me that I should try rolling (Ecstasy). I donít know if any of you
remember, but I once posted that I really wanted to try it. Omigod it was the
most mind-blowing experiences of my life. There are no words that explain the
feeling or how incredibly good it is. All night, I danced with this guy from my
high school who was also rolling for his first time. It was the best ever. I
definitely suggest trying it ONCE, but not more because it really does bad
things to your body. The withdrawal was pretty harsh, too
Scott: Well, oh my god. Crazy. So you did ecstasy and it
really made you feel good? Wow. I have no idea how that feels, but are you gonna
do it again?
Renee: I definitely would do it again. It is sooooo good
and not harsh or as scary as people make it out be. My roll was smooth as silk
and it made everything around and about me feel incredible. I loved every minute
of it... 'cept the withdrawal. Like I said, I know how bad this stuff is for
you, so I donít plan on doing it again for a LOOOONG time. Besides, you have
to be in the right place for it. It is often very obvious to others that you are
doing it, so it is best to roll in a crowded techno club where others are doing
it too. It sounds really silly, but you actually "share" the
experience with others around you who are doing it. And you canít go without
someone is who will do it with you, preferably someone that you really like.
DONíT DO IT ALONE!!!
Scott: Don't worry, I won't be doing it any time soon. I
don't know, like, I totally love to party, and yes, ok, I drink, but I am just
not a fan of the hard core drugs. I can't help it, but I just don't like that
because I don't want to see any of my friends get hurt and it can create hurt.
Renee: I guess I am just really naive and donít
understand what "hurt" can come out of ecstasy. I guess I just want
people to know that it isnít ANYTHING like cocaine or heroine. It doesnít
ruin lives or anything. It certainly doesnít make you obnoxious or rude.
Instead, it brings you to this whole new level that lets you see everything in a
perfect light for a few short hours... harmless.
Scott: Ok, interesting. Well, it still seems weird to me
that you can see everything in a perfect light as you describe, but you can do
anything you want to do, just for me I don't like that
Scott (Confessional): Um, hello? Renee. Wow. I
really love Reneeís personality and admire her freeness and openness to
everything.. .BUT, she says she has a boring week and a boring life and then she
has the best weekend of her life due to getting smashed one night and doing E
another night? I don't like that. I know itís not true, but she makes that
sound like having her state of mind altered was the only way she could have fun.
For me, I can have fun anyway, and I do like drinking, but doing a hard-core
drug is not my idea of fun. Even when I am drunk, I am in control. It doesn't
sound like she was in control and she was like way too excited about being on E.
She is still so cool, but I am not taking her suggestion to drop E, ever.
Josie: I'm not in such a good mood.
Philip: You wanna talk? I know it can't be just between us
'cause we're on the board... but I think everyone here is understanding enough
Scott: Josie, are you alright? Are these just normal
wedding jitters and nerves?
Josie: Well, here I am. I stayed up all night last night
thinking about how fucked up things are right now and how I really don't have
any control over it. I've always taken the abuse from my future in laws because
I thought that ignoring it and rising above it would be a means to an end. Now
I'm realizing that things will never be ok. I will always have a mother and
father in law that hate me because I'm me, and a sister in law that will stop at
nothing to try and prove to her brother that I'm cheating on him (through
anonymous emails, phone calls and rumors started by herself) so he will leave
me. I'm totally sick of this, and I'm considering either moving across the
country soon after we marry, or just completely denying these people any access
to our home. I don't know what to do, I love him, he loves me, we want to marry
more than anything, but I cannot be subjected to this the rest of my life,
because if I am, Iíll have no life at all.
Scott: Oh Josie, well, I want to help so bad, but I don't
know if I can because I have never been there myself and none of us actually,
really know what it is like to be you until we experience it ourselves. All I
know is that love is extremely powerful. I have never used that term,
"love", loosely before, but if you really love him, which it sounds
like you do, then things will work outÖ somehowÖ someway...
Philip: Have you sat down with Dar & talked with him
about this? What were your original plans after getting married? What does he
think about all of this? Maybe you guys can work something out... you've
mentioned before that his family is driving him nuts as well - maybe if the two
of you can sit down & talk, you'll be thinking at the same level. If not, it
could lead to some major probs down the line.
Josie (Confessional): I guess what's really on
my mind is my wedding... It's getting closer and closer, yet relations with my
future in laws are getting tougher and tougher... what the hell can I do??
"Oh gee, Iím American, sorry about that, how horrible of me, I'll
stop that right now" What did they think I was going to be? You move to the
US, you're gonna run into one of those goddamned Americans once or twice in your
Joe (Confessional): I like Josie. I wonder how she
feel's being the oldest one in the house? I mean she is totally doing her thing
with her job and her engagement and thatís really cool. I think I want to get
to know her more.
the next Cyberland:
conversations get personal and the roommates start to get to know each other.
Edwinís family disowns him, and issues of his sexuality arise.