One Last Yolo
Posted by Sam on May 11, 2013
I apologize for not posting the past few days but I’ve been yolo’ing as hard as I ever have before and was simply too hungover yesterday to do it. This post will just be a summary of my past few days, I’ll have another post regarding graduation and my new life shortly after.
Wednesday was the lead up day. Sure we were going to drink a lot and have fun but it would likely pale in comparison to Thursday night. I started drinking early. I did four shots before my team sports final and having a buzz for that made it much more bearable. After that the easy drinking continued. A group of girls + Drew decided they were going to attempt a beer mile. Amos, Nolan, and I showed up early to play Frisbee which honestly never gets old. I could be out there all day with those guys tossing the Frisbee around. Anyway, the beer mile went off and outside of Gina, it wasn’t entirely impressive. Gina however was crushing it as she finished her four beers and 3.1 laps before things went spiraling into oblivion. I don’t remember the time exactly but she was on pace to finish under 10 and then puking struck and it was more or less GG. She finished in ~12:15. Props to Krista and Nicole for finishing as well, they achieved what they set out to do.
Ben arrived and our game plan was to meet up with Mark and Ryder at a bar somewhere between Collegeville and Reading. That’s exactly what we did. The four of us caught up with one another, drank some beers, and enjoyed some average food. Sure getting rachet and binge drinking really hard is always fun but I value times like Wednesday night equally as much. It’s hard to beat simply enjoying each others company especially since the four of us rarely ever get to do that anymore.
Thursday had finally arrived. It was just a great day all around. Everyone was out in Reimert courtyard drinking, bonding, and enjoying the great weather and atmosphere. I was between sipping beers and doing shots of Tortilla but was managing to stay within my boundaries. At one point we ran out of Tortilla Gold so Nipane, Slade, and I headed off to the liquor store/Wendy’s. I purchased two liters of Tortilla Gold as well as some high-quality Wendy’s food. After eating is where I made the mistake. I just ripped a bit too many shots and was K.O.’d by 8 or 9. It was during this time that the blue paint marker was finally put to use. I transformed for black-out Sam Stortz to Mel Gibson in Braveheart.
Rumor has it that Drew woke me up around 10 (?) and informed me that I must go down the fountain. At this point in time I was not aware that my face and body were colored blue. I don’t know exactly how it happened but I found myself up on the fountain naked with a megaphone in my hand likely speaking gibberish to the crowd of hundreds surrounding the fountain. The fountain festivities lasted a while and as always provided great entertainment for all parties involved. I don’t really know what was going on the rest of the night but I was conscious for all of it.
I woke up at 8:30 and had to get all the blue off my face before I could attend graduation. I caught Satchel on the way out and we learned that we would be sitting next to each other for the duration of graduation which was very convenient. He somehow slugged four beers in the time from when he woke up to the time that we headed out from Olin to sit in our seats. I was extraordinarily hung over for the first hour or so but settled in and made it through without and real trouble. After it was over I took a few pictures then headed to the suite to clean up which turned out to be much more difficult than everyone was anticipating.
I had lunch and dinner with my family which is always a good time then headed home to watch some Playoff NBA basketball and catch up on some sleep. Today is Gourlay’s graduation party and I will be attending. I essentially have these next two weeks off to tard out and enjoy myself before I become a true adult and going to Gourlay’s graduation party tops the list of things I’d like to do.