My Favorite Room
I have lived in the same house my whole life. While that used to bug me a little, I now realize that it has allowed me to really bond with my home and appreciate it. There is one room that I appreciate the most, however. Nope, not my bedroom, but the basement.
My basement has gone through various changes throughout the years, but now probably the best way to describe it is as a game room. Playing video games is the main reason that I'm downstairs, but I could also be playing piano, using the air hockey table, or reading a book from the bookshelves. Pretty much all the cool stuff is in the basement, which is why when friends come over, usually the majority of our time is spent there.
Perhaps the main reason that the basement is my favorite room are all the fun memories. From building countless Lego sets to story role playing with my brother, ever since I was very young that room served as a place for my imagination to grow. We even used to turn the basement into a haunted house around Halloween!
While my basement has changed a lot over the years, it will always be the place where I know I will find something to give me a bit of happiness.
A Dog's Life
7 years ago, my family was looking for a new companion: a dog. My older brother searched through Petfinder and found one that grabbed his attention. It was a Shih Tzu, with messy thick hair and a longful look on his face. His name was Muffin, and he was only 3 months old.
I wasn't exactly sure if Muffin was the right one when I first looked at his picture, but I agreed with my family to go pick him up from the rescue home. It was an over 2 hour trip through southern Missouri to get to him, but when we saw Muffin in person for the first time, we knew it was worth the trip. Since then Muffin, who we now call Chester, has been such a monumental part of my life that I can't imagine life without him.
There isn't a day where Chester doesn't grab my attention, one way or the other. Maybe he runs up to me, maybe he lays right on the book I was reading on the floor, or maybe he just stares at me in the distance with his big eyes, practically begging me for a belly rub. He's for sure the cutest dog that I've ever seen, and I don't think that's going to change.
I can't say he's the world's most disciplined dog however, that's for certain, though he is becoming more mature as the years go by. Despite how much Chester has frustrated me and my family at times, it is nothing compared to the joy that he's given us. He's been a constant support for me over the years. There's something about playing with him, or just being near him, that can't be recreated. He's excited every time I come home to him after being gone, even if it's just 5 minutes.
I can't really remember what life was like without Chester. Right now, I know that I have a little someone I can always go to, and Chester knows that, too. Perhaps all those sayings about a dog being man's best friend is true after all!
Too tall for my own good. Movie enthusiast. Video games aren't fun when they're too easy. Prefer late nights to early mornings. Can do a great job, it just might take awhile.