I guess one of the main things that I did not mention in the token "about me" profile section to the right is that I am a huge gamer. I know it sounds dorky, but I love playing games. Lucky for me, my college friends were all "gamers" too! A few nights a week (well, every night senior year), we loved getting together with a glass of vino in hand for a lively round of cranium, chicken foot, skipbo, mexican train, mario cart, cards, anything. . .
But our most favorite game to play together was Jeopardy.
Every night, at 7:30, my friends and I would get together at someone's apartment to watch Jeopardy together. It was like our sacred promise to each other-- that no matter what you had going on that day or even the next, even if you had a huge test or a paper due, you put off everything else going on and raced back to be together from 7:30 to 8:00.
Being the gaming bunch that we are, of course, we kept score. One question answered correctly= 1 point. Only one person could score per question, unless the unaffected parties unanimously deemed it a tie. The person with the most points at the end of the night won. Yes, at times it got to be really intense and competitive over who actually said the answer first, or we would all gang up on the person with the most points, but y'all, I wish I could tell you how much fun this was.
It was our bonding time of the day. For thirty minutes, every day, we got to catch up on each other's crazy lives, and enjoy each other's company. Senior year, this time really became more and more special each night to us, with our graduation date slowing creeping nearer and nearer upon the calendar.
Looking back, this 30 minutes a day is one of the biggest things that I miss about college. Obviously, I knew that being without my best friends in the same apartment or next door would be difficult, but no one warmed me how much I would miss the daily encounters with everyone... that in the present, I had no idea how much I took forgranted! I really have not been able to watch Jeopardy since. I've tried, but it just isn't the same. I guess I'll have to plan a reunion weekend or something!
What are the small, silly things that make you miss your friends the most?