guys I know this is long, but please, if you would just read the whole thing it would make the most sense. So I have this friend who has been friends with me and my circle of friends for at least 7 years now. Went to high school with all of us, always kept in touch through college, etc. All of our friends are 24-26. He was always kind of quiet, but personable and quirky, and was fine to hang out with. He would spout off some nonsense every now and then but it was just part of his goofy personality, no problems. Lately however he is just becoming tedious to hang out with or be around. He'll play obnoxiously loud and unfunny youtube videos or internet memes as me and our other friends are trying to watch a football game or a baseball game. No one responds or comments on his video yet he sits there and laughs at it and makes it louder if no one comments. It's almost as if he has to be the center of attention ALL of the time now. He'll be constantly talking during games, and not normal conversation, just random nonsense that he thinks is funny (I guess) but no one else is laughing or pleased with it, we are just trying to enjoy the game and wouldn't mind hearing the commentary every now and then. He was not usually like this and I am unsure why he started to feel like he always has to be this attention whore. I suppose some of the problem is my patience is just wearing thin and I am at a breaking point with this acting like a child 90% of the time I/our friends are with him. It's just little things that add up to annoy me, for example... I recently adopted a dog from the shelter and have been trying to train him to be calm around people and to not be riled up and jumping on people or licking them all over 100% of the time, etc. I just want him to be a normal dog who plays with his toys, plays with humans with his toys, or plays when humans want to play. I don't want him to be running around jumping on everything... yet when the dog is just sitting there laying next to me or between me and a friend while we are chilling, for some reason he feels the need to come up and lay on it, or provoke it somehow to get it riled up or running away, etc. I've asked him more than once to not do that since I don't want my dog to think that being riled up or annoying my friends or other acquaintances is acceptable behavior. Along with this, for some reason, he has a problem with keeping things in his pockets. More than 50% of the time he is over, he'll lose his phone, his keys, trash, his cigarettes, his lighter either in my couch or on the ground, which has led to another minor but building problem. I have leftover candy from Halloween and I have no problem with anyone eating it, however I do have a problem if you eat it and leave the trash sitting on the ground for the dog to possibly eat/choke on. Everytime he has had these candies he has left the trash on the ground some way or another. First time I caught it after he left so I didn't ask him to please mind his litter and be more consciencious(sp?) about his surroundings. Second time (a few days later, Saturday) he left a big clump of them on the ground, which he claims his excuse is because he fell out of his chair (fucking around with the dog naturally) and he didn't realize it. No big deal admittedly, but I got the opportunity to tell him that I'd appreciate it if he made sure they got in the trash because I feel it is a concern for my new pup. Whatever, he doesn't really accept that it's his fault the dog will eat or try to eat whatever is on the ground but he is stubborn so I don't give him much grief. So yesterday he comes over, eats one, and immediately no less than 30 seconds after he eats one, the wrapper is on the ground no where near him and I just say "Cmon man, it wasn't even less than a minute this time, next time you eat them just throw out the wrapper immediately after, please" (the candy bin is maybe 4 feet from the trash can, there really is no reason to carry around the trash in your pockets especially when he can't seem to keep it there) and that turned into a whole big ordeal where he still never admitted any wrong doing or any feelings of guilt whatsoever. It was more as if it was my fault or the dog's fault than his for simply keeping tabs on himself. This turned into a whole conversation with him where I tried to tell him that lately I feel he has been purposefully annoying/attention whoring and that it isn't like him and he was never like this before. Told him that acting like a kid needs to stop or at least be toned down... Just because we aren't playing COD2 and you want to, doesn't mean you can keep asking to play it every ten minutes or just do annoying things and be a pain in the ass until you get your way. He didn't listen to anything I said or even want to change or realize that he was doing this. He simply sat and said "right" "ok" "yeah" condescendingly and tried to make up bullshit reasons why he wasn't in the wrong at all and how "if you don't like how I act then I guess you don't know me because that's me I've always been like that" yet he hasn't always been like that, because honestly, if he was, I wouldn't be his friend because I shouldn't have to babysit my friends. I guess I just wanted to rant on here but any suggestions on how to maybe get him to realize that he needs to stop acting childish especially when he doesn't get his way, and just to be more responsible with some things and act like a normal person for at least 75% of the time he is hanging out, is much appreciated.