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The greatest 21st birthday ever

Posted on: March 14, 2008 9:35 pm

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 let's hear about them.

Take care

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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 27, 2008 7:49 am

The greatest 21st birthday ever

Hi redawnt1:

There were a lot of days leading up to, and following my 21st birthday that I don't remember....and not that the days were passing by too quickly.

Thanks for checking it!  Take care.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2008 5:07 pm

The greatest 21st birthday ever

Hi Unitas,

I actually do not remember what I did on my 21st birthday. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Life just passes you by so quickly now a days.

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: March 17, 2008 9:43 am

The greatest 21st birthday ever

Thanks for missing me Unitas...I can admit, I did miss people on this board even though I was only gone for a week.  LOL on my 30th birthday.  Nah, I passed that by a few years ago, I'll stop at 60.  Have myself a heck of a party then.  You know me and a bunch of young cabana boys.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 16, 2008 9:27 pm

The greatest 21st birthday ever

It was awesome....thanks mom....

Missed you around these parts....good to see you back.

Maybe you can make up for it on your 30th.

Take care!

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: March 16, 2008 9:18 am

The greatest 21st birthday ever

Sounds like you had a great 21st birthday.  Mine was spent in Korea where it was already legal for me to drink, so there wasn't much fanfare.  (Come to think of it, since it was legal to drink on the base if you were 18 or older, wasn't much of a big thing).

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2008 12:52 pm

The greatest 21st birthday ever

The album (Hotel California)  had just been wasn't the 'National Anthem' yet....Desparado still was.

Take care.

Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2008 12:19 pm

The greatest 21st birthday ever

I'm not 21, so I haven't had the party yet.

However, it sounds like a great time, even if you guys did stomp my beloved Purdue. Kind of surprised the last song played wasn't Hotel California.

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