My good friend Penguins does a thing called Story Saturday where she writes a story featuring her friends every Saturday. Sadly, due to illness (or something) she couldn’t do it last Saturday and got me to fill in for her, writing a story about my friends. After reading it a lot of people commented that it read like a fanfic, so I decided to call it a fanfic of real life. So, as this is the first thing I’ve written for ages please go over there and tell me what you think of it back here: http://talesfeaturingthepenguinsdemise.blogspot.com/2011/07/story-saturday-guest-story-by-tom.html
A few days my parents left, to continue their mission to transform a run down old kindy into a home place they can retire into. The twist was that this time, instead of trying to squeeze all of us into a ute which can technically fit three people in it (but in reality can fit two medium sized adults and a small child) they’ve left me at home to fend for myself at home, for a whole week.
This is the first time I’ve had to care for myself for this long so I was naturally rather excited. Afterthree days I’ve decided that the worst thing about looking after yourself if making food. Not that it’s bad, I’ve been really happy with my cooking, it’s just that I’m doing it all the time. I get up in the morning, I make breakfast, wait a few hours, make lunch, and then a few hours later I have to make tea. AND THIS HAPPENS EVERYDAY. Luckily, it doesn’t take very long because I’m only making food for myself, but it is annoying that it keeps happening.
A fun extra challenge is that today I woke at 11am sick with nobody to look after you. So I spent most of the today watching Pokemon, plus a few episodes of Death Note. Being home alone has been a very good for my consumption of media, I finally managed to finish reading House of Leaves. Strangely, I feel that the much less well know Raw Shark Texts was better, but that could just be my opinion.
Something that helps is inviting people over to eat with you because then they bring food for you. For instance, I invited Bec over and traded her chips I made for cupcakes. GENIUS.
Between TV shoes, the radio, people visiting and social networking lonliness hasn’t really been an issue for me. What I think would be cool would be to set up a camera watching everything I do. Because all it would see is a guy silently walking around the house or sitting at his computer even though my mind is always very active and thinking of things. In fact, this could apply to me all the time, maybe that’s why kids can’t understand why their parents don’t like to see them on the computer for ages because in their own mind they’ve been really active.
Anyway, I’m not quite half way through my staying home alone yet so I plan to finish many anime series and possibly take a hard crack at Wheel of Time.