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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 5

i am in the middle of two trips to nyc in the same week. the trip that just passed was spent with my good friends that i have grown close with over the past 5 years... and we had an incredible time. bar hopping and hookah bars, we took over nyc and made a lot of new friends. also connected with old ones. we spent many mornings (4am-7am) walking the streets talking about life, singing songs from bands of the early 90s like the gin blossoms as well as more modern day classics like "eloise" by say anything and everything in between. we may or may not have also drunk dialed a person or two. i have spent the last 2 days trying to completely recover/detox before my next trip... but it may be a futile endeavor.

the trip upcoming is with good friends that i have known for what seems like forever. some members of this group played tee ball with me when we were 5. we grew up together in the same neighborhood and went to same grade schools. we have been to bar mitzvahs together. we have been groomsmen for each other. we have remained close despite hundreds of miles and several states that have separated us for almost 10 years. we even made a rap about our hometown once(its really good btw). they have been a guiding force for me as i found my way through the awkward stages of puberty and beyond.

so what's my point? my point is i just wonder how it will be similar to this last trip and how it will be different... how will i be different? am i the same no matter which set of friends i am hanging out with in a strange city or do i take on a personality that is specific to those individuals and experiences we have shared?

either way, i love both groups and im looking forward to another solid weekend of long islands, late night shawarma and drunken antics that will only be remembered if someone has enough dexterity and coordination to take a picture with their cell phone.

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