“College!!!” That about sums it up. My memory of that phrase will last forever. It was my Sophomore year at the Academy, and we only made about $100 per month. We were too broke to get a plane ticket home for the Thanksgiving Holiday, so we (the Jump Team) decided to go skiing for the weekend instead. It was complete debauchery…

A lot of things happened that weekend. My bro Drew met his future wife, we skied our asses off, and drank more than I’ve ever drank before. In fact, one night I finally called “uncle” and decided to pass out on the bed. I woke up a few hours later to Matt bashing Tony and I with the nightstand lamp yelling “College!!!!” to the top of his lungs. Good times. If I recall correctly, I rallied, and proceeded puking in the sink later that night (which I had to clean out the next day so Doug could cook us some Louisiana-style Jambalaya). I’ve never been more scared skiing the next day because I was still drunk from the prior night… I seriously thought I would break my leg.

That weekend is also the weekend that we, being cheap bastards, decided to go to a homeless shelter in Breckenridge (come on, homeless in Breckinridge?!?! That’s like homeless in Hollywood….) and eat a “free” Thanksgiving dinner. Ah… the days of “college.”

So tonight, Matt and Doug headed to Savannah to party it up with me. I haven’t seen Doug for about 3 years, and Matt for about 5-6 years. It was great talking with them and catching up. Neither of them has changed.

Midnight in the Garden...

So from left to right: Doug’s girl Lisa, Doug, Matt’s girl Tara, Matt, myself and my beautiful wife Pam. A good time of catching up was had tonight. Unfortunately I had to cut it short because I have to leave tomorrow to go to Fort Campbell, Kentucky for training for the next 4 days. Hell, as I write this, they’re probably still at the bar living it up. Wish I was still there…

A side note: Pam apparently enjoyed the night too, she’s just finished puking in the toilet and is now passed out in bed… College!!!

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