Up all night on the computer again. It's a real social whirlwind with you.
My partying days are long
in the past. Somehow I've became middle aged.
But speaking of late-night socializing, did I ever mention that the guy who used to buy beer for me and my friends when we were in high school ended up in prison. Really weird story.
We had a core of about 5 people who used to party all night in some sort of warehouse during the summer. I don't even remember where the warehouse is (was?) anymore. I remember one time one of the guys found some sort of kids bike that was way too small for him, and he kept tearing around and around the warehouse on it. There was also a traveling party of about 40 people (mostly college age, though not in college, whereas we were still in high school) that once in a while came and visited us for about an hour before traveling on to some other location. I imagine they made for a long convey of drunk drivers when they traveled from spot to spot. When they were with us suddenly everything got a lot more crowded with strangers everywhere jabbering about whatnot. I liked it much better when it was just a close group of friends drinking together in a warehouse and listening to rock and roll on the radio.
Anyway, there was a guy in his 20s who always bought kegs for us (our money of course, but his adult ID). He also left a big revolver for us in case we got in trouble and needed to shoot anyone. It was a .357 magnum L-frame with a 6 inch barrel. (Back in those days a .357 L-frame only held six shots.) We always left the gun alone and focused on the keg. The traveling party never knew it was there.
Anyway, about 10 years after high school, one day out of the blue all of my old high school friends came to me with this pyramid scheme to invest in. It was weird. Normally a pyramid scheme tries to disguise itself, but this was so obviously a pyramid scheme that it almost sounded like a parody of a pyramid scheme. Then a few days later it was all over the news getting busted by the police. It had apparently reached all over the state of Michigan by the point it got to me.
Needless to say I refused to invest.
Anyway, it turned out that the pyramid scheme was initially funded by the retirement funds of some gullible old people, and whenever they started asking questions the schemers sent someone to murder them.
And it turned out that the guy who murdered all the old people was the very same guy who used to buy our kegs and leave that big revolver with us.
I wondered at first if he did the killings with the same gun, but apparently he used a 9mm pistol instead.
Anyway, the jury mandated that he spend the rest of his life in prison, and the judge even gave a silly speech about him being one of the only truly evil people he had ever seen in his courtroom, so he's in prison now.