1.3: Same Old, Same Old

I can’t believe I’ve already been living in this little tent for three weeks. And guess what? The most exciting thing that’s happened to me is still crashing that dinky little party. Kinda pathetic, right?

Anyway, I did get a job, which I guess it a good thing. I’m working down in the mailroom at one of the offices in the city. And… I’ll be honest. I pretty much hate it. But it’ll be good for paying the bills, at least (not that I have too many of those). And the boss’ secretary is pretty cute, so the eye candy’s a nice bonus. But besides that… Yeah. It blows.

And as for my social life, well… it’s pretty much nonexistent. I barely even have any time to just relax.

I’ve been spending a lot of time down at the library after work. It’s a big old building in the heart of the city. That whole plaza’s just amazing – The buildings are so tall, and beautiful too. I could just stand there and stare at them all day… I think I almost have, a few times.

1b

I’ve been doing a lot of reading when I’m down there. The library’s got a decent number of English books, thankfully. I don’t know what I’d do to keep myself busy otherwise. I never knew how much I’d miss having a TV. But I’ve always liked reading, so I don’t mind too much, really. They even have a few of my great-grandmother’s old mystery novels. Maybe I’ll finally get around to reading them while I’m here. Not like I have much better to do.

4

It kinda sucks not having anyone to hang out with… I guess I didn’t realize how bad the language barrier was gonna be until I got here. The closest thing I have to a ‘friend’ is this guy who always hangs out at the chess table when I visit the library. Doesn’t speak a word of English, but I managed to tell him my name’s Alex, at least. His name starts with a B… Bjorn? I don’t think German’s his first language either, but it’s the closest thing we have to common ground right about now. Too bad I only know a handful of words…

Anyway, he seems pretty cool, I guess. A lot older than me, and kinda serious… But it’s always fun to play a few rounds of chess with him. He even taught me a couple of tricks… Well, as best as he could. I think I got the gist of it. I guess we’ll see next time we play.

2

So that’s pretty much become my routine… Go to work, head down to the library, play a round of chess with Bjorn, check my email, and head home. Rinse and repeat.

I try to stay positive every time I call mom and dad, but… It’s hard. I’m kinda lonely, I guess. And I’m sick of eating cereal and granola every day… I’m sick of sleeping in a tent, and pissing in a bush.

5

My sister and Evelyn are the only ones who know how much I’m struggling here. And they both keep telling me the same thing – ‘Just be patient. Things will get better.’

Easier said than done.

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21 Responses to 1.3: Same Old, Same Old

  1. O'jenn says:

    Aww poor Alex. But the beginnings of a legacy are like that, can’t wait to see him getting enough monies for walls!

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  2. maladi777 says:

    Poor soul. He really needs a good friend now.

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  3. JoieWilder says:

    Poor lonely Alex! Hopefully he’ll find a friend soon.

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  4. Ahh the yogurt and granola. My founder Lola hated it. She always had a disgusted look on her face

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  5. peacesign101 says:

    Oh my, poor Alex! All I can say is at least he gets out a bit! I barely take my Sims out, there whole life becomes their house in that 50×50 lot xD

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hehehehe and it’s even worse in Windenburg! There’s no 50×50, so Alex is on a 64×64 *faints* Hahaha he doesn’t get out nearly as much as my story makes it look. But I try!

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  6. Amber says:

    Great chapter, I’m gonna binge read the rest lol

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  7. Simslover163 says:

    That last screenshot tells me he’s tense. Don’t worry, Alex. One day, you’ll find someone special! 🙂

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  8. You’re a cave man Alex! In a scary jungle surrounded by animals that don’t understand English!

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  9. SimsMusume says:

    Heh! I just came across this, and I’m addicted ;). I’m going to read the rest of this right now. Better get comfortable xD.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha thank you! I’m excited that you found my story and are already getting into it! Enjoy! And apologies for all the drama that is to come 😉

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  10. Awww Alex. Keep your chin up, you can do this!

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  11. theceltygirly says:

    ‘Just be patient. Things will get better.’
    I feel him on a personal level when he says easier said than done. It can be so annoying when people that things will get better. Even if they do, it’s annoying to hear XD
    I really like the first screenshot 😀 It captures the wonder of a new town so I think it’s really pretty.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Oh yes “things will get better” rarely helps, even if it’s true! Hahahaha And thank you for the compliment on my screenshot ^_^

      Like

  12. i love the way you have made it sound like he writing in his journal

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