Monday, January 25, 2010

4.5-hours of monopoly with who?

Last night, after hitting the bar (F.O.) with W, I pulled out the Monopoly box from under his bed and started to play with him.  Our gameplay attracted the rest of his apartmentmates.  Apparently, W and I had been "playing by the wrong rules all along", Brian announced indignantly, so we started a new game, with the rest of the audience.  And with that, yes, we played Monopoly vigorously and in an intense-cutthroat manner for nearly 5 hours until 3 in the morning.  We actually didn't even notice the time pass.  In the end, we were rather ruthlessly destroyed by Alex, who was ironically the one person who had never ever played Monopoly in any form in her life.


Although I want to say I enjoyed a rare night with everyone home, it is hard to describe how I actually felt with Alex being around.  Initially when we first met, it was weirdness, because she was such a close friend of my boyfriend's - and somehow we weren't able to talk to each other very much.  Then, it was some competition, because T, who she now dates, used to have a thing for/with me.  Also, I think we are both the kind of girl that's not the type to get buddy-buddy with people right away, and so it's hard for us to get past this awkward "I-acknowledge-you-but-don't-know-what-to-say-to-you-now" phase.  And lately, it's just... I don't even know.  (Although last night I was rather pissed at her because she was playing Monopoly so stringently against everyone even tho she was already in the lead and didn't have to suck the fun out of the game.)

Alex and I are the only two girls who spend the most time over at the guys' place (because our boyfriends are apartmentmates).  She actually lives an hour away, but will come to spend every weekend here, without fail.  It is sad, but the guys other than T have very poor impressions of her, saying she is annoying or loud when she laughs or too PDA or whatever else there is... It makes me wonder what kind of an impression I leave on them too, being another girl that's always around.  I live on the same floor as they do, so I technically could be around a lot more, although I'm not because I make sure I have time for my own friends/work.  W and I don't go crazy with affection around them, and I try to talk to everybody else in a non-intrusive way so as not to make them uncomfortable with me.  I feel like I'm more conscious of all this because I hear how they feel about Alex, and I hope that they are okay with me and not as bothered by my presence.

Maybe it's the way I was brought up.  It's always been important to me (sometimes too important) how I come across to people...   *shrug*  =/

3 comments:

  1. i know what you feel with the awkwardness situations you're going through esp. when you are with the same room with that person playing monopoly..although playing with peers and spending and wasting the time doing that is fun..it also leaves some" i wish this person to disappear so it would not spoil this fun moments"..:3

    anyway..i am hoping for the best..goodluck :)

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  2. I'm sure they like you Kimmy. You would have gotten clues by now if they didn't!

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  3. I've totally experienced awkward situations like that . It's horrible. Do you have the same bad impression of her as the other guys do?

    BTW - monopoly is an amazing game. i can play it for hours =) you should definitely try monopoly city!

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