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Posted on: March 14, 2008 9:35 pm
 

The greatest 21st birthday ever

Odd thought while wondering whatever happened to Bucky 'freakin' Dent:

Almost everyone has a 21st birthday story.

Mine happend while I was a Junior at Indiana University. Since my Birthday is November 20th, my birthday usually is in the vacinity of Thanksgiving. It is also in the vacinity of the IU/Purdue Old Oaken Bucket football game. On this year, the game actually fell on my birthday.

We played at Purdue. Several very good friends of mine went to school there, including my nephew (who is 39 days younger than I am). I made the trip to West Lafayette for the game...arriving in WL about 7:00 PM.

After some 'pre game festivities', we hit the town and ended up at the Pizza Keg. At the stroke of midnight, I ordered for me and one of my buddies who was also 21. Never been so glad to get carded in all my life. We had an awesome time...or so I'm told.

For the game the next day, we kicked the crap out of Purdue. The final score was only 24-10, but the game was never in doubt.

That night, my best friend, who was big time in Navy ROTC, and a bunch of his Navy buddies had to usher a concert at Purdue's Hall of Music. This was no ordinary concert, it was the Eagles' Hotel California tour, with Joe Walsh. They got me in for free, and I had the time of my life. I think they played for about 3 hours. Of course, the final song out had to be Desparado.

We'll dispense with the women part of it. Anyone can get a little somethin' somethin'....but that just makes you another number on that list.

I'm sure you 'wild and crazy' people had some outrageous 21st birthdays.......so let's hear about them.

Take care

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