That said, I have amazing friends who at least make it feel better with phones calls that sound something like this.
"Hey, what are you doing this weekend?"
"Good. We're going to Saugatuck this weekend. I already talked to A3 (my bro) and Chris and they are in too."
"What!? I can't. I am really broke right now."
"I know. I got a cheap cabin and it's ok, it can be your graduation...and birthday present."
"Um...ok. But I am pitching in for the gas to get there." (It is 3 hrs each way).
So now I am looking forward to a busy week, but also many pleasant things to come.