In which four AmeriCorps alumni attempt to make plans.
Nic: 
Hello beautiful people,

I know that there was a preliminary push for an Ameri-Hangout on Friday, but I was hoping to get the ball rolling with concrete plans!
Who all is available on Friday? Would we want to do dinner? Just drinks? No drinks (I’m kidding, that’s not really an option)?
Tentatively an 8 pm meet up in the East Bay? I do love Missouri Lounge for cheap drinks, but I am open to any and all suggestions. Let’s talk!
Hope to see all of your smiling faces on Friday :DDDDDD
 Garner:
Thanks Nic!  I’m super swamped with work and school but am really really going to try to make it because it’d be awesome to get together. 8pm at ML suits me!

Nic:
Alright, we got two for Missouri lounge at 8 pm…Isa, James?!
Isa (me):
COUNT ME IN BITCHES

Nic:
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! Jimbo?!
Garner:
To confirm, we are talking about THIS friday, yes?

Nic:
COrect! Friday, 8/22/14, at 8 pm!
James:
The Jimbo hath spoken and will be @ MLs @ 8 for quaffing and hoopla

James:
Prepare your butts…bitches
Nic:
LOVE. IT. Haha, see all of you beautiful people on Friday!!! (Spouses and dogs welcome.)
Isa (me):
FUCK I THOUGHT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT NEXT FRIDAYI’m in socal through Tuesday, cold kickin it with the twin-expectors. And the soon-to-be grandma of two. (Aka my bro, sis-in-law, & mom.)There’s some good bars in la if y’all feel like a road trip… 😉

Nic:
Schedules pending, we could also schedule fun and games for next Friday as well, but yeah we were talking about this Friday.

Sounds like a pretty rad excuse to miss out on fun and frivolity.
James:
Isa – we can skype you and Garner, Nic, and myself will drink your portion so you can vicariously be drinking with us while we are at the MLS (I keep thinking of soccer for some reason).  Otherwise, through the family in the car and bring em up, I’m sure your grandma is up for a little partying, especially with studs like Nic and myself.But I concur with Nic: both of these Fridays we gotta let ‘er rip!  Before I end this communique let me leave you with a song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cMVkwtLfMM

no sleep ’till brooklyn – beastie boys w/ lyrics
Isa (me):
i appreciate your commitment to a full amerireunion!  next friday sounds like a plizzan.  if y’all can make it happen.

in the meantime, quaff and hoopl (the verb form of hoopla?) away.
James:
Isa, you shall be missed but we will make dick jokes in remembrance of you, before you’re physically here – then we will make more dick jokes together.

Isa (me):
Awww.  You are the sweetest!  I hope somebody says something like that at my funeral someday.  Right before they make a dick joke.
Nic:
Let us hope you outlive us all, and you can make dick jokes at our funerals some day.
James:
Or maybe we record a loop reel of dick jokes so that we say it at each other’s funeral and then when our ashes shot into space, the record plays on loop so that if any alien lifeform finds our ashes their first encounter with the human species will be via our recorded dick jokes.

Garner:
Oh you guys.