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As we get older, it really can be harder to meet new friends. You know, people you actually like. And for some reason, we were lucky enough to find a whole bunch of them when we moved to this town.

As first I barely knew anyone. I finally met a girl at a cook-out who was very funny and nice but Rick and I were in a heated argument over peach pie at the time and well, I came off as some kind of rude city girl who had a real anger for baked goods.

But somehow, we thankfully still became friends. And it all snowballed from there.

Our friends here are ridiculous in their kindness and generosity. And with the exception of the time they made me go see Super Diamond, they have never steered me wrong.

Because they know Rick (a TV journalist) is also training for the cornhole Olympics, they gave him this as a goodbye present…

Corn hole stay classy

That’s a cornhole set. And pretty much the most perfect gift ever. If you’ve never seen the movie Anchorman (talking to you mom), you have no idea why this is funny. But I promise you, it is.

corn hole - the guys

Of course, knowing so many wonderful people only makes it harder to leave.

But during these times, I must turn to a great literary work for support and guidance – my senior yearbook. My senior yearbook quote is as follows…

“Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. Only a person who takes risks is free.”

And away we go.

P.S. There is actually a Facebook page petitioning to make cornhole an Olympic sport. With 230 likes, it’s just a matter of time!

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