My 10,000th day alive is a reminder to make excuses for elaborate festivities

You have to take every opportunity to celebrate that you can.

In June, I crossed the 10,000th day of my life — June 10th to be exact. In August, after two years of living together, my good friend Patrick, who also crossed a similar mark, was moving out of my home.

To celebrate, he and I had a weekend of celebration. We joked it was our roommate bucket list.

On Friday night, we had a trashy liquor party, where we had more than 20 people over to drink the leftover booze we’ve had in our home for years.

On Saturday, after brunch, chess in the park, basketball, pizza and the Phillies at the Piazza, a mini bar crawl, ending with city-wide specials at the Handle Bar and gambling at Sugarhouse Casino, all while wearing suits of course.

Then, on Sunday, we played paintball.

Check out our full itinerary here.

What became clear was that this was an act of merrymaking by way of any excuse to actually do the thing.