|Greg T and Me at Average Joe's|
|Robbie and Me at Average Joe's after Indy 500|
What I wouldn't give to have the old crew back at Average Joe's, my local hangout. Robbie behind the bar, Greg T and Greg D and myself bellied up to the bar with NTN boards in front of us...serious competition. We would sit there for hours as others flitted in and out through the night. Me and my boys.
|Robbie behind the bar on St. Patty's Day|
|Greg and I had been playing NTN and Lisa and Stacie joined us|
I met two of my best girlfriends right there at that bar...Lisa and Angela. Friends for life, I can promise you that.
|Angela and Me at Average Joe,s (Robbie flipping us off!)|
|Myself and Lisa at Average Joe's|
Everyone who worked there became friends to me. Cowboy, Happy Lisa, Hot Candice, Dana, Bruce, Dave, Austin....too many to name. We all took a trip to Vegas one weekend...I think myself and the two Greg's were the only two non-employees who went! LOL! It was my first time to Vegas and I couldn't have picked a better group to go with.
|Angela, Kassie, Lisa, and Me at Average Joe's|
Then there were the nights that my girls and I would get gussied up and go out dancing. Curly, Lisa, Angela, Sandy, Pamela, Taylor, Blonde. We had some WILD nights in Broadripple! Oh, to be that age again...just for a weekend! The secrets we all have on one another are so fun!! Those were the best times of my life. I wouldn't change any of it for anything.
|Me...singing and dancing...so much fun!!|
|Me, Curly, and Angela celebrating my birthday at Average Joe's|
|Me, Sandy, Curly, and Pamela heading out on Halloween|
Of course, I also can never imagine moving back to Indiana. I love Arizona so much. And I love the friendships that I'm (finally) building here. Karen, Kristi, Jennie, and Danielle have been Godsends...true friends. I really needed to find that here, especially after my horrible, unspeakable "friendship" with Randie. That one about did me in on making real friends here.
|Karen, Jennie, Kristi, and Me at Narcisse Champagne Lounge|
|Danielle, Karen, and Me on Spa Day!|
I am looking forward to bringing (some of) these two groups of friends together in a couple of months in Napa. I hope my Curly can make it!! I look forward to creating new memories and sharing new secrets. Wine country may be a far cry from the college bars, but we must age gracefully, right?!
As for my male friends back in Indiana, I miss being your little sister. I keep hoping you'll come out for a visit. I hope you know how much I love you Robbie and Talley. And, to answer that age-old question, we were always 'just' friends. Even better, we were/are family.
|Me and my Big Brother, Talley|
|Just a few of my friends who came to my AWESOME going away party held at Average Joes|
**And now, going through photos on my computer, I realize that most of my memories are printed and in albums...back before digital! I must work on that!**