The Legend of College Weekends

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I decided to stop in Muncie on my way back home yesterday, so I could visit an old friend of mine from high school, Michelle. She and her sister both go to Ball State. She and I, and a couple of her friends, went out to dinner, and hung out for a while, and then I headed home. I tried to get in touch with DJ, who also lives in Muncie, but he wasn't home.

Once I got home, it was about midnight, so I pretty much just went to bed. Times have really changed since college, when I would almost *never* be in bed that early on a weekend night. Heck, we would just be getting ready to go out around 10:00. Friday night would usually turn into late Saturday morning, with random conversations about religion, sex (to which I obviously didn't contribute much), or anything else other than school. If we were lucky, we'd be asleep in time to wake up before lunch ended at 1:00 in the Union.

Anyway, back to the present. I got up this morning in time to get to the bank to deposit my tax return check, and then pretty much lazed around the apartment for the rest of the afternoon. I watched "The Legend of Bagger Vance," which I had just picked up on DVD last night. I like this movie for three reasons: It's about golf, it has Will Smith, and it has Matt Damon. Smith and Damon are two of my favorite actors, and because of my dad, I like golf. Actually, this movie is one of the movies he and I have seen together in the theater.

Since I'm going down to Shelbyville for church tomorrow, I drove back to Indy this evening. Thus continues my weekend completely different from my weekends in college - sitting by myself in a hotel room on a Saturday evening. Not that I'm complaining or anything; although, it did take me a while at first, after graduating, to get adjusted to the sudden change in my social life. When I moved to Kalamazoo, I didn't know anybody; here in Indy, I have quite a few friends from college, and even some from high school. Now that I've been back here for almost two months, I'm really looking forward to moving back down here in a year or so. While I really like the friends I've made in Kalamazoo, and I'll miss volunteering at the Kalamazoo Civic Theater, I really miss being this close to my extended family, and to many of my close friends. Besides, I'll always be a Hoosier at heart.