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A night well spent 
Jun. 26, 2010 7:09 am 
Updated: Jun. 27, 2010 12:51 am
Summer, Day 16:

Last night I decided to round the gang up for a movie night at my house. My summer internship with Environment America has been incredible, but it's left me with little time to spend with friends. I wanted to hang out one last time before people started to leave for various summer vacation destinations. I myself will be off to Pennsylvania pretty soon for camp.

Anyway, when I sent out the invites, there were 10 people on the guest list. As I'm sure the seasoned hosts and hostesses on this site will agree, it is very very rarely that everyone you invite to an event will be able to make it. I had prepared for this, and was happy when 4 of them were able to make it in the end. What I wasn't prepared for was them all being guys. I had hoped my girl friends would back me up but one was going to be on a plane that night, the other on a horse (long story) and the last one apparently dropped off the face of hte Earth. Her facebook account was deleted and her home/cell phone disconnected. We're still asking around to see what's going on. At the end of the day it was going to be me and 4 of my best guys friends and though I have an older brother I wasn't entirely sure what they would want to do.

I took the easy way out and rented some silly comedies, which kept us in stitches of laughter for two hours or so. After watching them inhale massive amounts of pizza, I wasn't quite sure what to do next. That's when my buddy Alex piped up and cheerfully asked if we had a game of risk lying around. Risk is like monopoly in the sense that it never ends. It is not, however, like most boardgames in the sense that it never, ever gets boring. Five hours later we were high on caffeinated drinks, the Triple Entente plowing its way through Eastern Europe all over again. After a thrilling victory in South America, I was soon obliterated by forces to the north. We weren't able to finish the game, but everyone left with a smile on their face. I felt like sharing this story because it reminded me that best friends are not defined by gender.
Jun. 26, 2010 12:55 pm
Sounds like a fun night:)
Jun. 26, 2010 5:06 pm
There's nothing better thsn a great evening with friends.
Jun. 27, 2010 12:51 am
Sounds like you and the guys had a lot of fun! My husband LOVES Risk, and we always end up getting way too competitive. Neither one of us ever surrenders so the game always lasts for hours...or days. lol
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