Has it been that long?

I’m having a five-year reunion happy hour tonight. I graduated from American University in 1997.

I remember heading out to Kramerbooks almost once a week for dessert, eating above average food at our school cafeteria, and trying to make it through the week with ten dollars in my wallet. Now I’m heading out to Atomic almost once a week, eating about average food at the work cafeteria and trying to make it through the week without incurring additional finance charges. It’s amazing how much things change.

I arrived in this city a sarcastic young man. Almost ten years later, I have been hardened into a sarcastic man in his late twenties.

Here’s to my misspent youth.