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An ode to Jose (Cuervo), Jack (Daniels) and James(on)

Hannah Ha | Monday, February 14, 2011

We all know the Feast of St. Valentine is near

And confessions of love will be what you hear

In hallways and classrooms, in texts and on Skype

But for those who are single, it may seem over-hyped

Some resort to sad movies that bring them to tears

Others write articles in the Viewpoint, like Pierce

But for single 21-year-olds, I think I can say

Valentine’s is a reason to drink the day away

While couples sit on the same side of tables at South

I’ll be at the bar, getting tipsy when I go out

While duos celebrate the most romantic day of the year

I’ll forego that champagne for a nice can of beer

I won’t drink to excess … just socially sip

Since on Tuesday morning, I have classes I can’t skip

I will even wait until after my Monday tap class is through

Before I crack open my first can of brew

I’ll do dinner at Kildare’s, where there is a special on wings

And maybe some songs at 23 I will sing

Whatever I do, I will be having some fun

Even though I don’t have a “special someone”

But drinking alone is bad … a taboo, if I may

So this Viewpoint poem is an invitation to say

If you aren’t dating someone and don’t want to study

Come out Monday night, and be my drinking buddy


Hannah Ha


off campus

Feb. 13