The Nine Faces of Dave
2002-03-23 20:41:36 (UTC)

we're going to state...ah, who cares

This entry was meant to be posted last Sunday, but the site
wasn't working. So here it is.

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Well, I got back from the state QuizBowl tournament
earlier this afternoon. We lost two of our three matches,
and wound up falling one place short of advancing. What's
worse, some total lamers from the local area who we
trounced managed to advance their sorry selves into the
next round. Ah well, no big deal, we didn't really expect
to advance anyway.

Anyway, someone's mother was able to drive, so seniors
rode to state with the coach, and we made everyone else
ride in the other car. It was an interesting trip, full
of exciting adventures and all kinds of funny stuff.

We stopped at a McDonald's along the highway, and I
noticed a pretty attractive girl standing in the line.
What caught my eye, however, was that she was wearing a
jacket from a high school near mine. So I greeted her,
asked if she was indeed from the other city, and explained
where I was from and that it was good to meet someone from
the area, being so far out of town.

Unfortunately, this opportunity knocked at the wrong
time. I was with the team, and we had to leave. She was
with her family or something. Needless to say, our
conversation was quite short. Didn't even get her name,
and now I can barely remember what she looked like.

Of course, the whole thing still represented progress.
Not even three months ago, I wouldn't have had the guts to
say hello. Still not very good, I realize, but it's
better than how I would have done, say, last year.

In other news, my sound card arrived, and let me say that
it is one very nice piece of equipment. It also lets me
truly appreciate how great my other new stuff is; I can
actually listen to WinAmp and do web browsing at the same
time, and WinAmp hardly skips at all. However, chances
are the sound card won't help me get dates, as seen in this
example of an ineffective pickup line:
Guy: "You know, I have a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1."
Woman: "What the fuck are you talking about?"

I still haven't had a chance to talk to the girl who I most
unsuccessfully asked out a short time ago. It's just a bit
difficult to try and get rid of the awkwardness when we
only have one class together.

So basically, state QuizBowl was fun, and my new sound card
rocks, but my social life still annoys the crap out of me.

This is Dave, signing off.