In honor of the new year, the family had a couple get-togethers at my grandmothers this weekend. I had planned to pop over on Saturday but got head up at the Panera gameday playing Railroad Tycoon and by the time it finished, I couldn't really be bothered to head on over. I did make my way there earlier today and a bunch of us had dinner there. It was a pretty lowkey event and nothing special.
Before stopping over, I bought a headset and microphone setup at bestbuy. I picked it up to use for Guild Wars and I'm feeling a bit ambivalent about it. I hooked it up earlier and I don't really feel comfortable with the whole setup. I don't actually know these people in the guild I joined and I've never felt all that at ease using voice chat online. I still remember the first time I tried the whole multimedia internet thing. When I was in Chicago, I signed up for earthlink and they sent me a free webcam as a promo. I plugged the thing in and installed microsoft netmeeting, thinking it might be fun to video chat with strangers. What I discovered is that the only people interested in chatting with me in Netmeeting all wanted to show me their penis. After seeing three trouser snakes in a row, I deleted the program and chucked the webcam into a desk drawer. It just didn't seem fair. All those penises and not a boobie to be found.
Anyway, I'll just have to wait and see if I get used to the whole guild chat thing. I spent a hour or so just listening to the chatter and felt like an eavesdropper.