It's always nice meeting older alumni from my school.They love giving advice, especially when you're young, and they're very friendly. They also generally seem to live full lives. It's a comfort to me, I guess it's something to look forward to.
I met a particularly colorful fellow last night. He switched careers to find the perfect fit later in life, and he's lived everywhere, including Brazil -- which made me think of a dear friend back in New York. He was really funny and his laughter was infectious. Before leaving the restaurant, he gave all of us younger grads a few pearls of wisdom. They are as follows:
1. Never heckle the dude on stage with the microphone
2. Never piss in the wind
3. Have fun, but never come home in a cop car
The dude abides.