I guess I owe you guys a few tidbits from my fraternity (and that is a picture of my fraternity house at U of I) reunion. So this is what I learned:
- Drinking all day long is a young man’s game. My friend and I started at about noon and both of us were done by 11 pm.
- Sweet Linclon’s mullet! Hangovers can last longer than 3 days. I finally detoxed about Wednesday.
- Sleeping in the back of an SUV is not as glamorous as it may sound. I did not have a key to the hotel room, and my buddy who did had disappeared. So I thought I would just wait in the car for him. Well the next thing I know it is 4 am and I am sprawled out in the back sleeping on a stack of cabinet shelves that we were hauling back down to
. I really enjoyed that 9 ply Baltic Birch. I am thinking of replacing my mattress with twigs, sticks, and whatever wood products I can find. Boise
- It turns out three of us ended up sleeping in the same motel parking lot. And two of us were calling each other all night long not knowing that we were only separated by two parking spots. When I say two of us I mean me and my other dummy of a friend.
- No matter how old you are you still act like an idiot college kid when you come back to your school and have way too much to drink. One of my friends climbed up to a sorority’s roof just so he could take a dump up there. Another guy tried to jump a stolen scooter off a ramp but he fell off the edge of the jump and knocked himself out cold because he planted his face on some concrete steps. He was taken to the emergency room at 4 am, and his blood alcohol content was .25, which is about three times the legal limit.
- Somebody always ends up going to jail. Only one guy this time, and he just had to spend Friday night in the drunk tank.
- You can’t believe you lived with 55 guys for 4 years during college. And you really can’t believe you lived in your fraternity because it smells like beer and ass.
- You are really glad you lived with 55 guys for 4 years during college because you will be friends with a lot of them forever.
And Mrs. Shife and I are spending a week in beautiful, historic, scenic, and iconic Central Illinois so you may not hear from me for about 10 days. I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, safe travels, and I will talk to you soon.