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An Idiot’s Attempt At Making New Friends: What I’m Looking For

An Idiot's Attempt At Making New Friends: What I'm Looking For

Unfortunately, work has taken most of my time the past 2-3 weeks. Working some Sundays, and into the night on weeknights, has left me little time to find new friends or be able to write any new articles. I apologize for leaving everyone hanging on the content (if any of you noticed). This happens to all of us, but thankfully work has slowed down and I’m back in the hunt for a new friend group.

The past three weeks have been good for me, though. It has given me time to reflect on what I’m looking for in a potential new friend group. Inside jokes other people won’t get that will make them feel secluded? A bromance that could rival that of Pauly D and Vinny on Jersey Shore? Yea, I’m game for all that, but there are a few specific things I’m looking for with a new group of dudes to bro out with.

Let’s break down what I’m hoping to find in a new crew.

Brunch Outings

It’s been months since I’ve done some damage to 2 for 1 Bloody Mary’s and Eggs Benedict, and I’ve had a hankering for such an outing for some time now. I need a crew that wants to go all out on a day drinking session that starts with a great brunch, and then segue into a night out. This is tricky to execute as you can lose some people after brunch who overdo it, but when navigated correctly is a day well spent.

With football season upon us, it’s a great time for brunch. Get an outside patio seat, watch a few games, eat some overpriced food, and then spend the remainder of the day watching football and drinking.

Trivia Nights

No better way to break up the work week in my opinion than doing a trivia night every now and then. Yeah, they can get dull if you choose a poorly run trivia, but of the ones I’ve attended we’ve always had a good time. It’s beer, typically some good food, and something other than heading home on a weeknight to rewatch The Office for the 800th time. Again, it’s been months since I’ve attended a trivia and I want this worked back into the routine.

Golf Group

I haven’t played golf in centuries, and I’m honestly terrible. However, I feel the need to get back into the game. Crushing beers and ripping drives into the trees is really what can create an unbreakable bond of friendship for a group of dudes. To this day, I don’t think there’s a better way for a group of men to bond than over 18 holes of golf (minus getting blackout together). While I may need to hit the range a few times before accepting any golf invites in the near future, this is something I’m desperate to work back into my social calendar.

TITANS and Predators Games

I love going to Preds games, and in 3 years I’ve never been to a TITANS game which is a damn shame. I was anti-hockey until I got dragged to a Preds game a few years ago with my first group of roommates, and ever since then I’ve been hooked. The atmosphere is pretty damn incredible, and now that the TITANS are becoming at least watchable, it’s time to attend my very first NFL game. Coming from a state that has no pro franchises, it’s pretty bad ass to have multiple pro teams in your city. It’s something I want to get back into taking advantage of, and hockey season is right around the corner.

Of course, there are other things I’d love to take advantage of in Nashville more. Concerts, beer festivals, and anything and everything this town has to offer, which is a lot. I’m always down to try new events in town I haven’t given a shot before, and I just need a group of people who are willing to do the same.

Now that work has settled back down, it’s time to get back on the hunt. First things first: time to look into the Nashville Kickball scene. Here’s hoping I don’t get paired with a bunch of nerds.

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Walton Dalton

Favorite spot was the Waffle House.

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