Is it crazy that it took two days of sleeping recovery before I could get to this post? — I think so too.
Friday, I spent my day with the cousins, playing the Wii, making guacamole, eating lentils and greens, and just being awesome. As lovely as this day was, it just continued to get better. Around 7:30, Derk, Ryan, and Taylor, picked me up to go party at Shaina’s.
Not going to lie, it started out like any other time that we hang out there: Wii, food, and Catch Phrase. It was only the beginning though! The group had the wonderful idea of playing Man Hunt at 11:20pm, guys vs. girls, in a distance covering two streets. Sounds like fun eh? Well, Taylor and I volunteered to “supervise”, so as the girls went to hide, and the guys were planning their strategy, we took hold of the flashlight and walked around to make sure no one was getting murdered or “getting into trouble”.
We had been out there for around 20-30 minutes when one of the guys ran up to the house, saying that everyone needed to get inside; someone was threatening the group with vicious dogs and a gun (not in hand, mind you). Long story short, we got everyone in but my brother, of course. Things escalated. Apparently, my brother was surrounded by a group of people, neighbors were out of their house and angry, drunken tales of looting, boating, and treasure hunting arose, and it wasn’t looking good.
Without going into the major details of the entire situation, it took 30 more minutes to get everyone safely inside. I’m not going to lie, it was scary having my brother and close friends out there, negotiating with those under the influence; with a guy who had already shot 8 people (according to him).
Oh, memories! When everyone was safe, we belatedly wished each other a “Happy New Year”, and broke out the sparklers. After 5 or 6 packs of those, we headed inside to watch a movie, “How to Save a Life”. After the movie, we broke out the cards and played Spoons, 8 of us anyway! Of course, by this time, most of us had completely lost our sanity! Thanks to my insomnia rampant, I was doing just fine at 4:00am!
Somewhere around 5am, we headed home to sleep until noon (Taylor and I, at least). We then spent the rest of our day running errands, and hanging out.
Needless to say, the 14 people that I spent this time with, all played a part of making 2011 memorable already! I suppose I should go ahead and thank the drunken man and woman, although I am not too thankful for their part played. ha