it’s been a long time since i’ve been to a party. well, i go to parties, but this weekend i went to a par-tay. a friend and i drove to south bend, indiana, for a party hosted by a college friend who has finally finished fixing up his house of three years. for starters, we didn’t even arrive until nearly 11pm indiana time, and by the time my head hit a pillow, it was 4am. i was on the couch and fully believed i could keep my eyes open long enough to partake in a viewing of hudson hawk. riiiight. around 5:30 i pried my eyes open and made my way to the bed i had been given, and there i stayed until 11. around noon we left for home, starbucks in hand. all day saturday i felt a faint throbbing in my left temple. probably my body’s way of saying, “excuse me? no . . . you’re thirty-two.” nonetheless, great fun was had by all.