The PartySo we had our housewarming/welcome back party which the 2nd years have dubbed benders on Saturday night and this is what I have learned about the program's students is that we can drink. We killed the keg by midnight and then drank at least 35 bottles of beer. At the same time, the booze was being consumed. At least a handle of Swedish vodka, (including straight up shots -- which by firsthand account is not good), a handle of Captain's, two bottles of Malibu and a lot of Gin. One of the partygoers actually created a new drink -- gin and Malibu. Mmmm good. Not surprisingly, the bar was a big hit.
It was definitely cool that so many of the 1st years showed up and they definitely contributed to the keg kicking. There was tons of dancing, including a wonderful air guitar of Sweet Child o' Mine, and there were people on our front porch when I went to bed at 4am. People were falling up stairs and people were falling downstairs and people were just falling on the ground.
Needless to say, the cleanup was nuts. I'm not really sure why but the floor of both the living room and the kitchen were really sticky and took several moppings to clean. We, of course, did not have much booze to take care of, but we did run the dishwasher quite a few times. Anyway it was a great start to the birthday week (for all those people wondering my bday is September 7th). If you are in the DC area Feldgus and I are having a party at Buffalo Billiards on Friday, the 9th. Much props to Sugg, Ridg and Lyle for coming to the party on Saturday night. It means a lot guys.