I think one of the best things about me is that I have really great friends. Today is my friend Adam’s 31st birthday and I figured I’d give him a shout out since I know he reads my blog.
“Hi Adam. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
I emailed him this morning, followed-up with a phone call, and now I’m giving him my first birthday blog shout out. Adam, this birthday is going down in the history books.
Why Adam is My Friend
I met Adam during the Chicago GSB Admit Weekend. I don’t remember the specifics. I think we might have been on the same school bus headed to one of the dinners. I know we bussed around together all weekend, but I’m not really sure if that’s how we first met. He would know exactly since he’s as sharp as a Ginzu knife.
What I Love About Adam
I can always count on this guy to answer the phone. Seriously, he’s down for grabbing a beer even if it means a trek into the city from the East Bay. That’s my kind of guy! I like that he’ll try anything, is up to do anything, and is overall a laidback, easygoing person. He totally complements my high-strung nature. Adam’s passionate about 1) the guitar, 2) bluegrass, and 3) beer. He’s a beer connoisseur; he’s good at picking me (typically a non-beer drinker) a beer that I’ll enjoy.
What I Dislike About Adam
Adam’s one of those guys who says he didn’t do well on an exam, but then ends up getting the highest grade in the class. Yeah, he’s one of them. He’s an academic gunner in disguise. He says he sucks in this class and that class…next thing you know, armed with a recommendation from a Nobel Laureate, he’s getting a frigging PhD in finance at Berkeley. Well I’ll be darn! Thought you weren’t that good in school, eh?
Adam’s a rock. He’s not flighty, completely loyal. And he’s always at my parties. Usually, I’ve enlisted him to bartend–as he knows his alcohol. So next time you see him around, give him a holler, welcome him to the 31 club, and ask him, “How’re those classes coming along?”