One for the books.
Tonight I'm slightly achy, a little belly bloated, but most of all, thankful. Thankful this evening for friendship, both old and new. The weekend was extra special because it was the perfect mixture of it, hugging old friends and reminiscing on the good times while also hugging new ones and introducing them to Hoosier culture. And by that I really mean lots of beer and games and sponto dance moves on the stomping grounds that are the tailgating fields. Photos times a million because I don't know if you've noticed, I document things. As I flipped through the photos for the twentieth time today, I saw so many special moments - the reunion of all sorts of different combinations of friendships, roommates, and dorm buddies. Expanding the passion we shared in college with new friends we've made since then.
I could get used to being an alumnus if that means more moments like these.
And before I go, some notable shout outs for the weekend:
- To Amal and Audrey, for being a couple of the best travel buddies and hotel roomies. Thanks for getting donuts with us before heading down
- To Sid and Alex, for the car and your early-rising spirits getting to the fields extra early
- To Sonia, for organizing this whole lot of greatness. Telling the guys at Yogi's we were here for "The Phadke Reunion" felt like the most adult thing I've done in forever
- To the weather, for being the best possible end-of-November we could ask for
- To my forever girlfriends, for the smiles and memories. Bloomington is home because of you guys. Arpita, we missed you so much. We love you so much
- To Andrew, for embracing the weekend as good as any ol' Hoosier
- To my new friends, for your happy spirits and wholehearted enthusiasm, and to my old friends, for the hugs and warmth that never faded