My school schedule was hard. Trying to work part/full time and work in a full load of classes did not leave me a lot of time to play around on the computer. Monday Wednesday Friday was the worst. I had classes starting at 7:30 am for two hours with a hour break then back to back classes 10:30 11:30 12:30 and 1:30. Tuesday and Thursday was better, I only had 2 classes and it gave me time to get a lot of my homework done.
But homework was the last thing on my mind this Tuesday. I gave up trying and thought why not go check and see if any one had answered my post from the day before and see if what Brain had been saying was true, that you can get help on your homework.
I walked in to the lab and there was Amber sitting behind the desk. “Hello Amber. Have you been able to get a clue on the program for class?”
“No. I was hoping you had.”
“Well I hope to have one in the next few minutes.”
She had a puzzled look on her face. “And how are you going to do that?”
“Well Brain talked me in to going to this BB. I posted a question in a C++ room and I am hoping it helps.”
“Let me know what you get will ya?”
“OK” I said as I walked up to a computer and logged on. I was glad I wrote the address down. I could not think of it to save my life.
Lobby there are no new messages.
Ctrl j 125
C++ there are 20 new messages
I read through the posts and found some very interesting questions and some very different ways to solve the problem. Then I found the one I was looking for. It gave me an idea and a new way to look at the problem. This would help a lot with the program assignment.
With that done I could go off and do my homework or take a sec and see if Labrat was on. “What the hell.” I told myself, “I will only stay for a few minutes.”
Ctrl j 220
Flirting there are 150 new messages.
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Flirting there are 0 new messages.
Slg7v -> hello
Labrat -> * Smiles * I was hoping you would come back
Slg7v -> I am glad you’re here.
Labrat -> * Blushes * you know how to make a girl feel good. Would you like a drink?
Slg7v -> Ok. I have been having a hard day. I need to get to my homework but just cant seem to focus.
Labrat -> you need to ** things so I know what you are doing and it lets me know what face expressions you have. What drink would you like?
Slg7v -> Sorry I will work on it. A coke would be nice.
Labrat -> * as I get two cokes * so tell me what is on your mind? I am a good listener. Hell I am the bar tender right now.
Slg7v -> * Smiles * you don’t want to know my problems.
Labrat -> * sets cokes down on bar * yes I do we are friends here and we try to help each other work through problems.
Slg7v -> * takes a drink * thanks well it’s a girl problem
Labrat -> girl problem is it that time of the month for you? * laughing *
Slg7v -> very funny I am guy.
Labrat -> * Big smile * I know I was just kidding. So what did you do wrong to make her mad?
Slg7v -> * rolling eyes * why does it have to be my fault?
Labrat -> well I have found that most of the time it is the mans fault, unless the girl is a spoiled brat. And if that’s the case you can do better.
Slg7v -> well we have been dating for a year and I forgot the anniversary of the first date. So now she will not even talk to me. It’s been over three weeks.
Labrat -> * shaking head * you forgot the one year anniversary. You shoud be taken out back and beating * just kidding *
Slg7v -> is it always this slow in the middle of the day.
Labrat -> * looking around * well yes but in about 45 min it will pick up for about an hour then dead again till tonight.
Slg7v -> its just last time I could not keep up. So I was hoping to be able to just talk to you then maybe add 1 or 2 people.
Labrat -> * smiling * you wanted to talk to me, are you flirting with me?
Slg7v -> you know you are taking what I say wrong
Labrat -> * frowning * you don’t like me? And you need to work on your **
Slg7v -> yes and no. I still like my girlfriend but like my friends tell me I should move on.
Labrat -> * laughing * you mean ex-girlfriend. And yes you should move on.
Slg7v -> * sighing * yes I should move on but its hard and I have not dated anyone but her for the past year.
Labrat -> * big smile * you could start with me.
Isme -> or me.
Labrat -> isme I did not see you come in how are you.
Isme -> you can get me a drink and take your time so I can have some one on one time with slg7v
Labrat -> * smiling * look at us we spend so much time online that we are now fighting over a guy we have never seen or know anything about.
Slg7v -> Thank you girls but I am still having problems with this online thing. My friend has a few people he talks to all the time. But I just don’t know.
Isme -> ok we will take it slow. Get to know each other first.
Labrat -> * running to get drink * ok isme here is your drink lets not push Slg7v. but it would be nice to know more about him.
Slg7v -> what would you like to know?
Labrat-> name age likes and dislikes
Isme -> what you look like what you like to do for fun and don’t lie we may end up meeting and that would not be good
Slg7v -> well I would never lie how can you build a friendship on lies.
Labrat -> well you would be surprised at how many people do lie.
Isme -> yes and like you said we are working on a friendship.
Slg7v -> now if I tell you, you have to tell me the same stuff.
Isme -> sort of like “I show you mine you show me yours” * Big smile *
Labrat -> isme boy are you on one
Isme -> well that is how it sounded to me
Slg7v -> well ok I am almost a junior in collage. I started a little late and I have to work full time so its taking me a little longer to do school. I am 23. My name is Keith.
Labrat -> I understand taking more time to do school. I only take 2 classes a quarter just enough to keep my lab job. I am 20. My name is Penny.
Isme -> yes and my name is Jessica and I am 21. Now what do you look like
Labrat -> slg7v she will not be happy till you tell her.
Slg7v -> well I have short brown hair with blue eyes. I am 5’ 9” and I am about 168 lbs. I like most sports and if I had time I would go to the gym but I do keep myself in shape.
Isme -> that’s what I wanted to know. That way I can put a picture to the name. * smile *
Labrat -> well isme now we can talk about other stuff and get to know each other better. So slg7v what clubs where you in in high school?
Slg7v -> wait what do you two look like.
Isme -> * laughing * see labrat he wants to know also. Well I have black hair this week and blue eyes. I am 5’ 6” and I top the scale at 114.
Labrat -> * sighing * well that leaves me. Well I am 5’ 7” and I am weighing 125. now can we get to the more interesting info about us.
Isme -> * winking at slg7v * maybe slg7v wants to keep talking about looks.
Slg7v -> do the two of you fight all the time?
Labrat -> yes and no. isme is like your friend, she is looking for sex on line all the time and she thinks she can get you. * sticks tongue out at isme *
Isme -> not all the time. But I have been in a slump this past few weeks
Labrat -> well slg7v and I was talking about his problem with his girl friend.
Isme -> you have a girl friend
Slg7v -> had. She dumped me.
Labrat -> for not remembering their one-year anniversary.
Isme -> let me guess she wont talk to you and you cant get over her and get on with your life?
Slg7v -> ya well I have not been out with anyone else for a year now and I am finding it hard that she would dump me over not remembering a date.
Isme -> well if you ask me if she is that shallow I would walk away and not look back. I would not dump you over that. * smiling at slg7v *
Labrat -> isme slg7v is not in to online sex he is wanting the real thing.
Isme -> like you can give it to him. he is where and you are? Say slg7v where are you?
Slg7v -> well I am in Logan Utah at USU.
Labrat -> ok 2500 miles is a bit far. I am in NH.
Isme -> I have a better chance I am in AZ.
Labrat -> yes but I just don’t think you are his type. He has only dated one girl for over a year. Two weeks is a long term relationship for you.
Isme -> that hurts. Lets ask him.
Slg7v -> well I don’t know either of you very well and its hard to get to know someone like this.
Isme -> I know what we can do. Lets have some one on one time and get to know each other and then you can choose.
Labrat -> why cant he just be both are friends. I think that is all he is looking for anyway.
Isme -> ok ok ok slg7v are you looking for a relationship or just friends or online sex?
Slg7v -> * smiling * well I don’t know. I only got on this thing because my friend talked me in to it. Right now I would say friends but I have heard that people do hook up after meeting online.
Labrat -> hay isme don’t you have a class to get to.
Isme -> * looking at clock * oh shit yes ok slg7v you will give me a chance to be your friend.
Slg7v -> oh yes I think friends would be great.
Isme -> * downs drink * take care friends * Kisses slg7v and runs off *
Labrat -> so tell me what is it you are looking for in a girl
Slg7v -> can we talk about other stuff like where are you from?
Labrat -> * smiling * ok I was hoping you where more normal than a lot of people on line.
Slg7v -> what do you mean
Labrat -> well most people that come in to this room are looking for sex or someone to hookup with in real life for a night of wild sex.
Slg7v -> well I was hoping to just get some help with my school work and maybe meet some friends, as my friend Brain says loosen up.
Labrat -> he thinks you are uptight?
Slg7v -> oh ya. Very uptight.
Labrat -> well I hope I can help you with that. * smiling * anyway I am from Waren PA. It’s a small farm community where the Amish live. And you?
Slg7v -> well I am from Smithfield UT, a little town just north of the university that I am going to now.
Labrat -> * shaking my head * so you stayed close to home.
Slg7v -> ya when you have to pay for school you cant afford any place else.
Labrat -> I understand. I am going to the school my parents went to because its almost free because of the fact that my parents went there. So if money was not an issue where would like to go to school?
Slg7v -> I don’t know I have never gave it any thought. How about you?
Labrat -> well I would have like to go out west somewhere. I have never been out west and I think it sounds neat.
Slg7v -> I have been to Boston one time. I took a field trip for a class and we went all over the town looking at history sites.
Labrat -> what type of family did you come from?
Slg7v -> * rolling eyes * what do mean?
Labrat -> you are doing good with the **.
Slg7v -> thanks
Labrat -> well any siblings. You the oldest or youngest. Both parents? Stuff like that.
Slg7v -> I am the oldest of four. One sister a half brother and half sister.
Labrat -> so you have a step…..?
Slg7v -> father. Well sort of. My sister and I were adopted.
Labrat -> that’s cool. Do you get along with your step dad?
Slg7v -> yes very well. He is the only father I have ever known. He married my mom when I was in 3rd grade and I was adopted in the 6th grade.
Labrat -> what happened to your real dad? If you don’t want to answer any question I understand. I just like to get to know people and see what makes them tick and what went in to making them what they are like.
Slg7v -> its ok. I really don’t know he left my mom when I was two and that’s that.
Labrat -> well you seem to be ok with it. Have you ever thought about finding your real dad.
Slg7v -> well my dad lives with my mom. But yes I had thought about it but I would have no clue where to start.
Labrat -> what clubs did you do in high school.
Slg7v -> you know you have not told me a thing about you yet.
Labrat -> yes I have I am from PA.
Slg7v -> * rolling eyes * ya well how about your family.
Labrat -> if I tell you the truth you have to promises not to tell anyone else on line.
Slg7v -> ok this does not sound good.
Labrat -> well everyone online seems to be so normal, so I pretend to be normal too. But my parents died in my last year of high school and they left me a trust but to get it I have to go to school here in NH. Please don’t tell anyone they think my parents are still alive. I told you the truth because you seem different from the rest of the people I meet on line.
Slg7v -> sorry about your parents. Its not that bad not to have parents.
Labrat -> your right. But a lot of people treat me different in real life as well as on line when they find out so I just don’t tell them.
Slg7v -> ok your secret is safe with me. So I take it you are an only child.
Labrat -> my parents could not have kids and I was there miracle baby.
Slg7v -> well that makes you special.
Labrat -> * blushing * thank you
Slg7v -> well I should get to my homework but I like talking with you. Maybe we can talk again soon.
Labrat -> well I am on line all the time. If not at work at my dorm room. At any given time I would only be off for 30 min. have a good night * Hug *
Slg7v -> * Hug back * thank you