Monday, April 7, 2008

momentarily 21 again

Talked briefly with my friend on Saturday about possibly going out to watch the Final Four basketball games.

Today, I had a quick IM exchange to let him know that we really didn't miss much.

turns out those games were "less than exciting" anyhow.
yep. and i had a pretty good fever
if it makes u feel any better, I was up until 2 AM!
so it was just like a night out for me.
surrounded by ladies,
dim lights,
HD TVs (okay, one),
bottles full of drinks,
lots of undergarments,
moments of brief nudity,
oh...and I went to bed by myself.

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