Empathy No. 004
06/20/02, MasterHub session, 4:47 PM
AlexIsOn: Sup cousin. Haven't heard from you for a long time
jlevitt88: Yeah sorry, just lazy these days, you know how it is
AlexIsOn: I hear that. Anything new on your end?
jlevitt88: Our dad's getting married
AlexIsOn: For real? When?
jlevitt88: Dont know but soon
jlevitt88: I cant believe Allison didnt tell you already
AlexIsOn: No man, haven't heard from her either. That's cool for him though. So you met her?
jlevitt88: Yeah. She has a son a little older than me
jlevitt88: So were cramming one more in here. Kinda sucks :(
AlexIsOn: It won't be that bad, man. Anyway, older bro is better than older sis
AlexIsOn: So what are they like?
jlevitt88: The lady's okay but when shes over here its like she doesnt know what to do.
jlevitt88: Havent met the son yet but I guess dad likes him so thats okay
AlexIsOn: You worried about it at all? Big change, my man
jlevitt88: I think it will be okay but I wish dad told us a lot sooner
AlexIsOn: I hear you, it sucks when someone dumps big news like that on you
AlexIsOn: Hey man, maybe I know them. You got some names?
jlevitt88: Ellie Butler. The son is Roderick or something
AlexIsOn: Roderick Butler? How old's the kid?
jlevitt88: I think dad said hes Allisons age
AlexIsOn: Holy shit, I really do know him
jlevitt88: How could you know him?
AlexIsOn: From the ACT. I didn't tell you about this?
jlevitt88: Didnt you take that like five years ago? He would have been like eleven
AlexIsOn: I know man. I guess I never told you
AlexIsOn: Well, when we showed up, there was this kid in there. He looked about eleven
AlexIsOn: Figured it was a mistake but he took the test with us
AlexIsOn: And what I hear, he did better than a lot of the others. I only beat him by like three
jlevitt88: Youre sure its the same kid?
AlexIsOn: No, but I'm sure his name was Roderick
AlexIsOn: Skinny little dark-haired kid with glasses? Always looking down? That's him
jlevitt88: Man thats crazy Alex. Hes really that smart?
AlexIsOn: What I hear, he's smarter, cousin
jlevitt88: So what should I do?
AlexIsOn: What do you mean? Just play it cool. He's still just a kid.
AlexIsOn: Kids like that like it when people treat them normal, so just act normal
AlexIsOn: Maybe he'll help you with your homework. What I hear, you need it :)
jlevitt88: Im not gonna do that, but it might be cool to know someone like that
AlexIsOn: Yeah, and you can tell me about him. I'm meeting him one day for sure!