Thursday, February 24, 2011

#19 - Days spent missing the days we never realized we'd someday miss...

Today's blog involves something that I miss....Well, other than the obvious (family members who have passed away, days where I had no responsibility, days where I didn't worry about not finding a job, etc.), I would have to say I miss the summers with my closest friends. The long days and nights where we hung out with one another every single waking minute. The nights where we partied well into the morning and got up only a few hours later to go to work. I was talking with a friend of mine, who shared a summer job as a camp counselor/aide sort of deal with me, about how we used to stay up so late hanging out with all our closest friends, knocking back a few drinks, just to wake up at the ass crack of dawn to stumble into that job at 7/8 a.m. We honestly could not figure out how we were able to do that day in and day out. I mean, nowadays, if i only get 6 hours of sleep my body feels it and, as a result, so do those around me.

I miss the days where we all used to sit around and play this card game entitled "casino" for hours on end. Ironically, not one of us can remember how to play the game anymore and we have yet to find it on the internet, because apparently we just made that name up. Those same nights were filled watching terrible horror movies such as "Sleepaway Camp," "American Gothic," "Night of the Demons 2," "Basket Case," "Mikey," etc. I remember our friend Brittany's mother stocking the cupboards with Poptarts and Fruit Roll-ups for the group of us that would inhabit her house everyday. I remember one night, partying out in some field and losing one of our friends only to find out he had tripped in a hole and twisted his ankle. He felt that just laying there and not calling for help was the best option.

One of the things that I miss the most about those times were the cabin trips that my friends and I took where it was just the guys out in the middle of nowhere. Playing cards and drinking...becoming one with nature (HA).

These are the things that I miss and they still happen from time to time, but with age comes responsibility and with responsibility these things often get lost somewhere in the ether. I wish I had those days back, but I'm looking forward to the things my life has in store upon the horizon.

P.S. I don't feel like editing today, so deal with it.

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