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Columbus Weekend Reunion

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Ohio State’s Social Psychology Ph.D. Program had its 100th anniversary celebration over the weekend and Cami, Mattheus and Menko all had the opportunity to visit. Flying in late Thursday night, Matty and Menko went to the Columbus Zoo with Sean and his daughter Maeli for most of the day on Friday while Cami attended celebrations at OSU. Among the most popular stops of the day were the petting zoo, Fluffy, the world’s longest snake (in captivity), and various sharks, manatees and the occasional bear. Did I mention the penguins? We were lucky enough to arrive at their late afternoon snack time, so we had a nice lesson on the different species and their dietary preferences. Sean and Menko had a chance to catch up and marvel at how quickly the other’s child has grown up in the time since we moved from Columbus.

After that, Matty finally crashed out and took a long-deserved nap, and we headed over to Dave’s house for guy’s night and some time with his furry friend Zoe, who took quite a liking to Mattheus. Dave was looking fit and trim and even persuaded me to drink his new light beer, which in all fairness was quite enjoyable after a long day at the zoo.The night had all the essentials of any guy’s night at the pad: beer, dog fur, beer, pizza, dog slobber, child slobber, some excellent TV (something about a big red dog) and of course gambling. Well, the gambling was over at Kris and Andrea’s house, but we did pay them a visit just in time to catch the poker action going down. The whole crew from Dave’s neighborhood was there and Matty partied up until about midnight when we finally retired back to Dave’s. Continue Reading »