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Not Hanging Out Enough

It gets harder and harder to hang out with friends as you get older. Family, relationships, work, and various commitments all conspire to keep you from the ones who just want to enjoy your company. There are certain points in life when you’ll worry that you’re not hanging out enough, that you’re not doing the stupid little things that make life more enjoyable. Sometimes you have to take a few days off work to be irresponsible. Those are the days where you should hit up an old friend and try to relive the glory days and get into some trouble. Not too much trouble, but some. Listen to Scotty’s mom, she knows what she’s talking about. Not hanging out enough is a problem that is easily remedied. Simply hang out more. And diversify the people and places that you’re hanging out with so it’s not always the same people and the same places. That makes it seem like you’re doing more, especially on your Facebook feed.

Critically Rated at 8/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Afterparty

You’re partying and socializing at the bar when you hear those dreaded words: “LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL!” The bar is closing, but you’re not ready to stop having fun yet. That’s when you need to find out where the afterparty is. Someone is always down to open their doors and invite everyone to come over to keep on drinking. Everyone piles into a few taxicabs and makes the trek to the new hangout spot, stopping only for more booze and supplies at a nearby liquor store. Everyone shuffles inside and they either make a beeline for the living room and grab a seat, or they head straight to the kitchen to start pouring drinks. Someone will pretend to be a DJ and play music, but they will never let a song play the whole way through. The craziest parts of the night almost always take place at the afterparty. That’s when people are the most drunk and that’s when people get rowdy. That’s when people throw up, when people pass out, when people hook up, when people fight, and when people accidently break stuff.  The afterparty is an essential part of the night, as important as pregaming or the main party. It’s the best and most satisfying way to end the night. It only sucks when you have to clean everything up the next day.

Critically Rated at 16/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Holding Down the Fort

You’re with a group of friends at a concert, or the movies, or at the bar, and you mark your territory. This is your spot, and it’s going to be for the next few hours. Whenever you’re with a group and you lay claim to a place, you have to protect your turf. You always have to leave somebody to hold down the fort. It’s important that you always leave one or two people from your group in your spot so that nobody else takes it over or steals your shit. Holding down the fort allows the people in your group to go to the bathroom, get more drinks, smoke outside, or to meet back up with everyone if they get separated. Everyone should take turns holding down the fort, just like everyone should take turns buying rounds. Holding down the fort is an essential part of hanging out with friends in public places. You can’t have fun if you don’t have a place to chill.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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