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‘You look ridiculous. I look exquisite…’

Old University of Washington mascot faces off with Wario, a potential new mascot.

…said the guy dressed as Wario, the evil arch nemesis of Mario from the popular Nintendo series, to the girl with red construction paper dots all over her white Toadstool helmet.

Bowser and Luigi duke it out in a game of pool.

There’s no denying that my friends definitely know how to make life interesting. This weekend for our friend Eric’s birthday, we went to  K1 Speed Go Kart Racing in Redmond and since his birthday is March 10 — also known as Mar10 Day — people dressed up as different characters for a real-live game of Mario Kart. While we didn’t have turtle shells or banana peels to throw around, we did have the two aforementioned characters as well as Bowser and Luigi. We finished off the night at a nearby restaurant/bar and stayed till they closed.

It was a great night and while the ending wasn’t ideal (me driving a bunch of people giving me mixed directions around the Eastside as I tried to figure out where we were going), I woke up this morning thinking about how much fun I had and how glad I was that I went — especially since I wasn’t sure if I was going in the first place.

This got me thinking about how lucky I am to have the friends I do. They’re there for me and remind me that even though we’re in our mid-twenties (*gasp*), we can still be kids and be silly and have a good time like we did Go Kart racing. I think sometimes we focus so much on how old we are and how we’re supposed to act accordingly that it sometimes just takes the fun out of life. So I’m glad to have people in my life who don’t mind being kids with me (because we all know I’m definitely not a grown up).

I mean, don’t get me wrong my friends can definitely be idiots and piss me off and annoy me — and they definitely know when they do. But they’re lovable and forgivable idiots. And above all they’re my idiots.

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