The Stray Sheep – Volunteering to help old friends, Goobers, and other stuff

Note: I sort of forgot to publish this post. I thought I did hit publish but now it’s the following day and I just realised the streak notification didn’t get updated, so uh… scheduled it back! A little cheating is okay, probably.


So, I have nothing to write about today… or rather, I’ve been incredibly busy lately with exam preparations – and since I’m a goober, I didn’t cut back on streaming. I’ve been enjoying it quite a lot and tried to still stream after studying and stuff… so I think it’s fine?

Btw, I checked what “goober” actually means and apparently it’s a slang word for an unsophisticated person, often from a rural area… but I thought it just means a “dumb person” and that it’s a slang word for peanuts…

Either way, I never called others that word. I tend to refer to myself as one since I do dumb things at times. I probably should still stop using that word. Maybe I’ll call myself a peanut from now on in those instances.


In other news, our university’s Drama group (that I used to be a part of) has been performing yesterday and today and I helped out with selling drinks and providing assistance wherever needed. Yesterday, I came home super late due to the afterparty for the premiere… and I had a blast!

It was honestly really nice to see so many old friends again after two years of Covid… But I also felt iffy to see so many new people that I just don’t know at all, having to introduce myself here and there has been odd, and I tried out a few things here and there that was kinda fun, like the ol’ “It all started in ’99” thing. It was hilarious at first but then I just cut the act and told them who I was, I guess. Uh,… still, had fun. Managed to get some laughs from a few newbies, told stories from past plays, and hung out with plenty of people.

I went home around 3am, very much drank my fill, so it took around an hour to walk through the snow to my dorm when it usually would take 15-ish minutes to walk up the hill. Honestly, the ice and snow were the biggest problems. I also encountered a strange bird. I didn’t see it but it made human screech-like noises that were… terrifying. Around 4am, I went to bed and given that I woke up at noon, I didn’t mess up my sleep schedule too much, I guess.

Overall, these days, life’s been good but when things are going well, you reflect on things and it’s been weird how past trauma and stuff have been catching up a little. Maybe I’ll write about that tomorrow.

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well.

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