not sure if it's true for everyone, but the friends you make in college are some of the best you ever make.
now there could be a lot of reasons for this but in my case i know it's because we all went through architecture school together, more specifically, studio. all crammed in together, weeks upon weeks of working on projects, pulling all nighters to finish, cramming for tests, being cut off socially from the rest of the student population and then celebrating at the end of a project. we went through a lot together. it's no wonder my architecture friends stay in close contact to this day, texting almost daily on one long, continuous, rambling group text, that proves we've achieved lot since college but have matured only slightly. but always being there for each other to celebrate the accomplishments and there to support each other through the difficulties.
all that being said, my college friend ryan was passing through town, so we took that as the perfect chance to get off the text chain, enjoy some beers in person and celebrate his first kid coming into this world very soon