Katie and Trish’s 21st Birthday Extravaganza

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 14 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

To be 21. Almost. Almost.

Katie and Trish turned 21 yesterday though, and that was almost as cool as turning 21 myself!

The story thus far:
Katie and Trish are twins from Colorado. Katie is my buddy from Mines and her twin, Trish goes to UofA. That would be University of Alaska. It was funny because Katie told me she had a twin sister and I’ve heard that for the last 2 years, but I’ve never actually seen Trish until two days ago. I walked into Van Derwerker Lounge on Wednesday to get all my homework done for the week so I’d be free. I walk in and I see Katie, and then I see Katie again. Two Katie’s? Well, one was Trish (natch). It was weird. You could almost hear the music from the Twilight Zone playing in the background.

Thursday, I meet them (Katie, Trish, and Trevor) at Coors Lab. Coors Lab is one of the benefits of going to school at Mines. In short, you can get as much Coors-brand beer as you want every single day except Sunday. For free. Granted, you have to be 21. But still, it is free. And free is good.

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Katie and Trish got a “21: The Drought is Over” t-shirt and had their three alcoholic beverages (so maybe unlimited is pushing it), while Trevor and I sucked on sodas (those are unlimited). Although Trish would ever so discreetly pour some of her drink in my cup when I finished my soda. Katie would do the same with Trevor. Then we went to this quaint Mexican restaurant, where Katie and Trish each had a margarita. Next it was round of Beer Pong and then a few rounds of Flip Cup at Dave and Nick’s house.

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Then we went up to Boulder for the evening and meet up with Katie and Trish’s brother-who-is-not-related-in-any-way-but-is-more-like-a-really-good-family-friend, Nelson, and his friend. Dinner at Walnut Brewery. Trish had one of the house brews while Katie had a Cosmo that was passed around to everyone. A blow job (a drink) was issued to Trish from Nelson to help catch her up to Katie. And that was pretty much the end of it for me and Trevor as the bars don’t let those under 21 in. A shame. Two hours later, we picked up a very drunk Katie and an even more drunk Trish.

We had taken two cars up because we didn’t if Trevor would come back with me and we’d leave his car for Katie and Trish to return the next day or if they would come back that night. So I drove up and back with Trish while Trevor drove up and back with Katie (they’re dating, if that hasn’t been clear).

Good times.

We get back to Alpha Phi and Katie grabs her things and goes over to Trevor’s to spend the night. I hang around Alpha Phi for a while, making sure Trish got some water (I made her drink three mini-Nalgene’s) and got to bed okay. I ended up leaving just before 2am.

It was fun to be able to hang out with them. Katie is awesome. Trish is awesome. Trevor is too.

I was thanked multiple times throughout the night and told I would make a great boyfriend (my note: someday). Trish promised to party if I came back to Colorado from Winter Break early. I might just do that. Not for her, well, not just for her. But also because after the first of the year, everyone in Seattle goes back to school and I’m left all alone: going to bed at 4am and waking up at 4pm. It sucked. If only Trish wasn’t dating. You can read between the lines. Not that it would work out. It could though. You never know. All I could think about later that night was this saying from one of my posters back home: “Having is not so pleasing as wanting. It doesn’t make sense, but it’s often true.”

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3 thoughts on “Katie and Trish’s 21st Birthday Extravaganza”

  1. im in seattle.

    though i also condone going to bed at 4am.

    so im not sure how much my presence would really help your predicament.

  2. “If only Trish wasn’t dating.” I don’t get this line. does that mean she is dating someone? Ferg I must agree with your “poster back home” the chase and desire is so much more exhilarating than the actual commitment. The moment just before a first kiss is better than nearly any other moment in the relationship. regardless of that fact. Good luck with finding “the one” apparently she is hard to find.

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