HAMPTON UNIVERSITY SENIORS ARE YOU LISTENING?!?!!?! HEAR ME NOW!
SIP AND BOWL.
First, it is soooo fun. Second, its FUN!!! I know what you're thinking if you're as cool as me, "Bowling? Yeah right." BUT, you are probably at least part of the lush I was in college, maybe more. I used to be a drinker. I still like drinks, but I don't go out enough to consider myself a drinker anymore. My tolerance has dropped so significantly that there's really not even a point in attempting to hold on to that title. That's okay with me. I like alcohol and can educate you if you're lacking, and make suggestions, but a drinker, I no longer am.
1969 suggested I blog about Hampton. (The last few commenters came with some good suggestions on the last post so I thank ya!) Excellent idea. This post has been on my mind something serious for a while. Let me tell you how the senior sip and bowl was up there with one of the most fun things I did my entire senior year. (At Hampton, there are a LOT of events to wrap up the year. You have events spread throughout the year, senior week the week leading to graduation, senior class trip (Puerto Vallarta that year, but I didn't go), senior social and senior ball (part of senior week)).
The title of the event pretty much explains the premise. There is a d.j. (for us, it was DJ Vince, who is taking too long to find online, but you know who he is if you went to any school in Hampton Roads), bowling, drinks, and your entire senior class. There were about 900 of us in the class I guess since we started with 1400. So obviously it wasn't everyone, but I knew a ton of people and the place was filled with familiar faces. FUN!!! We pre-gamed it (definition no. 2), so we were a tad late getting to the party. Me and the d.p. (drankin patnah) exchanged matching engraved flasks at the beginning of the year. We brought ours. Too bad I lost mine before senior year was up. Never to be seen again.
We also bought drinks at the joint and flitted around since we'd gotten there too late to do much bowling because all the lanes were taken. Not a problem if you know me! I'm the social butterfly, baby.! That means I don't need no stinkin bowling lane! PLUS, the few times people let me bowl and I got my hands on a ball, it was steadily downhill the more the adult beverages kicked in. Eventually gutter balls were a foregone conclusion. Ah well. Fun anyway! Up with senior sip and bowls!! Woooooooo!