Yes, I’m referring to when you have one of those memory-rich Friday nights with good friends that proves to be a bonus. This post might seem kind of scattered, but, well, it’s about Friday night, sooooooo……

So what’s the secret to having a genuinely fun sports bar like Buffalo Billiards all to yourself on a Friday night? Go to a private event for college students in a bar that has a strict 21 and over policy. Yep, meaning 3/4 of the people who showed up got turned away. Which by my calculations means our group (including two members of Bonus!) got roughly 5 babillion times the free drink tickets. Gift = received.

Quick detour to the men’s bathroom where I spotted an advertisement for this gem of a company. While in hindsight it’s not that funny, I still think the words “domesticated animal” and “organic food” don’t actually belong in the same sentence. Then again, on the flip-side, there are examples of non-domesticated animals eating non-organic food as well. The gift has started giving.

So back to Friday night. After a brief discussion, we made our way to Clarendon for that tasty early morning goodness only found at Silver Diner. Not a bad way to end a night out; good food, good atmosphere, and open at 2am when you need it most. Well, except that’s not where the night ended. We capped the night by helping out a full-sized SUV get un-stuck from the snow. And by “help” I mean “lifted the entire car off of the ground”. As in; it was on the ground, then we came, then it was off of the ground. Did I mention we LIFTED A CAR? It was pretty legendary, and fully warranted the 5 minutes of chest-bumps with the strangers we helped. The gift hath giveth sevenfold.  It never hurts to be a good Samaritan, especially in this town.

Okay, one last dip in the well of givingness. We did have one fallen hero that night. While we later found out he had made it home to Foggy Bottom safely, our sources tell us his metro experience was roughly to 100% like this. The gift giveth, the gift taketh away. Either way, I say Bonus!