I’ve Been Experienced: Chapter 23

I Have Been Experienced, by Jose Kortez
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Senior year, homecoming dance.

There are some loser high major basketball recruits that are electing to go to their high school’s homecoming dance instead of midnight madness with Kansas. Let’s take a second to think about how shitty Kansas’ midnight madness must be…

By senior year of high school, there was a large group of us that were friends and hung out all the time. There were five guys and two girls. The one girl had a new friend that had started hanging around to start senior year. She was cute and fun, so she was well accepted by the group. We’ll call her “Huge Rack.” My buddy, one of my best friends of all time, had started dating her. We’ll call him “Mr. Smart.” Seriously, the guy never studied, had a serious alcohol problem, and went to two Ivy League schools for his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He is just effortlessly smart. Anyway, their relationship was cool because it never got awkward hanging out with them.

Women always seemed surprised by my actions in the end.

Women always seemed surprised by my actions in the end.

So, when homecoming came around, we all got together before the dance and ordered some pizza. Then we left and went to this cul-de-sac. We’d usually hang out there because it was in a new neighborhood with no houses, so we could sit around, drinking and talking, without dealing with parents. So, the eight of us went and hung out and pounded some beers for about an hour before going to the dance. This one dude who we knew but didn’t really hang out with had offered to have us all over for an after party. We’ll call him “Munson.” His folks were out of town and he didn’t want a big party, but he was cool with about 10 people coming to his place. So, we didn’t plan to stay at the dance for long and were planning to head to the party pretty quick.

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