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Sunglasses at Night

There’s a timeless song by Corey Hart that contains the lyrics “I wear my sunglasses at night, So I can, So I can.” Nobody knows what he’s referring to and nobody wants to. They just want to sing along and also rock some shades. Wearing sunglasses at night makes you feel like a badass because you aren’t supposed to wear them at night. Half of the pictures I took of my group in Alaska were of us wearing our sunglasses at night because it never got dark and you actually needed to wear them. I wear my sunglasses at night because they are practical doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but it’s still a valid statement in the 907. That’s the area code for Alaska. The whole state has one area code. The biggest state in the United States has only one area code. How quaint.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Staying Up All Night

Last night was one of those crazy summer nights that never seems to end. I was partying and drinking and hanging out with friends all night. We started by pregaming, then we went to the club, then we went to an afterparty at a friend’s house, then we went to another afterparty, then we went on a hike to see the sunrise, then we hung out on a jungle gym, then we got some breakfast, and then I went home and finally slept after being awake for more than 24 hours straight. Staying up all night is something that you have to do a few times each year, just to prove to yourself that you’re still young and you’re still alive. You might feel like shit the next day, but that’s a small price to pay for surviving the night. There’s nothing quite like experiencing the darkness disappear into light and watching the world slowly wake up. There’s something surreal about empty streets coming to life. At first the only other people you see are sleeping bums, then you start to see people going to work and getting ready to start their day. They look at you and judge you and assume that you’re on drugs (and maybe you are), but you don’t care because your night was way better than theirs. And it’s still going on. Staying up all night means that you’ll sleep all day, a small price to pay for winning the night.

Critically Rated at 16/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Day Drinking

Day drinking is exactly what it sounds like… drinking during the day. Most of the time drinking is a nighttime activity. You drink after work, or at a Saturday night party, or a casual Wednesday night get-together. The problem with day drinking is that you’re drinking during the day and you still have the night to contend with. You can either take a siesta or you can just keep on drinking until the moon is out and the stars are shining. It’s ok to pass out for a few hours, as long as you crack a brew when you come to.

Day drinking is a challenge. It’s not for the weak hearted. Plan ahead. Buy a 30 pack of beer, have some hard liquor, you’ll need Red Bulls and caffeine, and don’t forget a sandwich. You have to eat or you will die. And try not to drunk dial people. It’s weird to get a shitfaced call at 3:34 PM and they will think that you are an alcoholic. Remember: the trick is to pace yourself. You are going to poisoning yourself all day so you don’t want to overdo it. And seriously, don’t forget the sandwich.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Lunch Date Conundrum

Going on a date during the day is a bad idea. A first date lunch is the gateway to the Friend Zone. The two of you will munch on salads and make small talk about nothing in particular, and when the date is over you will give her an awkward hug and go your separate ways. It’s much better to have a dinner date. You can have a few drinks and relax. A stroll beneath the moonlight is much more romantic than a hike under the blazing sun. The sun is a cockblocker and the moon is your wingman. Avoid the lunch date conundrum and embrace the night.

Critically Rated at 7/17

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