Yesterday sparked an impromptu trip to London to see some old friends from uni and meet a few of the new freshers that they were bringing along for an adventure. We went to Camden and I bought some new things from this fantastic place called Cyberdog. I love it in there, the music is thumping, the clothes are so far out and it is just so quirky, much like the rest of Camden in truth.
I met a few new people who came along with the people I knew. They were really cool and they are all current students at my old university. Meeting them I was surprised how tame and well behaved they were, until we got to talking properly. Then I found they had a little bit of a wild side, but my stories were shockers for them. Apparently freshers these days don’t get naked regularly or go nuts.
One of them was 19 and had slept with 36 women. I looked him up and down and I could see why. He was very cutesy and had some charms about him. He was also very well dressed. When we started talking about sex as a group it was amusing because he thought he could beat me. Yes dude, you have slept 6 times more women than me. But no, this is one you will not win. Even one of the guys who knows me pretty well was shocked. Well, it is always the quiet ones right. Yes, I called myself quiet.
We went for all you can eat sushi and devoured so much food. Great company and great food, not to mention lots of laughs made it a brilliant evening. I bought a bottle of sake (Japanese rice wine) and we split it between 5 of the guys. One of them said “To the Old Guard” as a toast which cracked me up. He is doing his Masters in Forensic Criminology and is 2 years younger than the rest of the “Old Guard”. One has a degree in Accounting and Finance, did his PGCE and is now a secondary school maths teacher (ages 11-18). One did a degree is philosophy and is an IT administrator. The third has a degree in economics which he started when I started in 2007, graduated and decided to do a second degree in Criminology. He graduates this year and is looking into maybe doing his Masters there as well. The sake went down far too easily and we made plans for this weekend now.
Looks like I will be going back to my old uni to spend a weekend down there. The guy doing his Master’s girlfriend is such a sweetheart and she kind of inspired me to really go and get my tattoo. She has a chameleon on her ankle which has the same Maori swirl I do. She said she is going to get some of her girls out to meet me, to which I told her I have given up everything to do with sex for Lent. She laughed and says “We’ll see”. I’m kinda scared.
I had a brilliant one liner which if I had said to anyone else would have been incredibly awkward, but wasn’t because they knew to take it in jest. Teacher pulls out his wallet which is a comic book design on the outside with Marvel Comic Strips. Masters Girlfriend goes
“Oh wow, that is such an awesome wallet, that is amazing!”
To which I respond “If you like his wallet, you are going to love my boxers!!”
I then had to explain I was wearing boxers with basically the same design, so the joke made more sense and I didn’t look like a complete nutter. I showed teacher and he agreed, they were awesome.
There were a few bad notes, such as when there were these rowdy drunks for St Patricks Day celebrations where we nearly got into a fight with them, and me having some knowledge dropped on me that my ex who was maybe turning up is moving out of London to Bristol with her new partner. That part didn’t bother me, the fact he is 37 and she is 24 did. Made me feel massively immature and my first response was to ask how her parents reacted to that one. But they are supportive of her of course; they let her date a weirdo like me for 2 years, probably a serious upgrade there!
But back to the point, I had an amazing day and made some great new friends who I will be seeing again this weekend! More sake and gaming will ensue no doubt. Maybe a little eye candy and some great new memories as well will be had.