As I lie atop of my house in the soothing luminous night sky, I smell the stench of the coffee on my khakis and collared shirt, and the iced tea I spilled driving home. I start to feel relief from school, errands, and work. I look up to the sky spotting familiar stars; I think another night with the house to myself, nice. I ignite my delicately rolled blunt for the night, and start a session. Eleven minutes into it and the roach appears, my body seeps into the roof just a bit. I figure I’m done with it. The city lights dim and the stars become even more hypnotizing. My mind starts to drift off into my own zone.
The scale of galaxies amazed me and how far other star and planets are. How am I going to avoid getting a nine to five job in the future? Thoughts in my head came and left. Ten minutes go by of me enjoying the relaxation. I jump down to the deck and head to the kitchen. My eyes pull me toward the dining room table where my I-pod is and my dad’s itinerary. Hmm back in a few days. I make a quick sandwich and head to the deck. Now equipped with the necessities, I continue as I was. During this time, I suddenly think back about what spark my obsession to use the internet not only for entertainment, but as access to a ton of information. And how there is a lot more going on in the world besides what is on television and in the comfort of my hometown of Seattle.
My thought during my sophomore year was about things that I was familiar with and routine. Social life, enjoy the fact that I’m driving, video game entertainment, and grades; that was what I knew. At home I would get in trouble when I got caught, with bad grades. That’s all. So school felt like a duty, and since it was, I just wanted to get by. Having a B- average was manageable for me during my high school years. Not trying to where I’m stressed and sometimes dreading to get lower because of the talk with the parents. Now I may have been interested in socializing with good friends, but...