As I mentioned in my last post, life got in the way of this little gem after awhile and I got busy. I finished school, got a job, and moved into my first apartment in a small town. I was browsing the internet one day looking for something to keep me occupied (there really isn’t much to do in a small town to begin with, and if I recall correctly, it was winter. Winter means there’s even less to do), when I remembered the game I used to play for hours on end without ever getting bored. I couldn’t for the life of me remember the login I used to use, so I made a new one and was back to playing my favorite interwebz game ever.
Though there weren’t many names that I remembered, it wasn’t long before I was making all kinds of new friends, people that logged in around the same time every day. It wasn’t long before that’s all I was doing with my free time. Literally, I’d go to work, come home, and eat dinner at the computer with all my new acquaintances; we’d talk about our days, our lives, our pets, whatever. We talked and talked until there was nothing left to talk about. And then we’d talk some more. All the while playing this game, scratching and tattling our way to the top. It may not sound all that exciting to you. But trust me, you’d know what I mean if you ever got the opportunity. Some of my best friends were made playing this little online game, people I still keep in touch with today.
Again, life got in the way somewhere between living in that apartment and moving into a house. But once I got everything situated, I found myself back on SiSSYFIGHT, playing games with a lot of the people I remembered from my last return. I ended up going on med leave for nine weeks because of my back (I ended up with serious sciatica while I was a cleaner), and I ended up with what I referred to as a SiSSYFIGHT schedule – I had coffee every morning with three great people, and had my afternoons with whoever happened to be online at the time. I’d have dinner with my night crew. Lather, rinse, and repeat the next day. I built some incredibly strong friendships, and learned a lot about some amazing people I would have otherwise never had the pleasure to know.