All Your Thoughts During A Night Out At Kilroy’s On Kirkwood

Your Unfiltered Stream Of Consciousness During A Night Out At Kilroy’s On Kirkwood

After your second long island, it can only go up from here.

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You're sitting in class on a Friday, listening to the professor's repetitive monotone voice waiting for the clock to hit the exact time you can start zipping your backpack and zoom out. This doesn't end in a flash mob dance like in High School Musical though, instead, you hop on your Bird scooter and go to your second home, Kilroy's on Kirkwood for Friday after class. (FAC)

Ah, yes, Kilroy's on Kirkwood the place where IU college students can go and unwind with their best pals.

It starts off with the FBI agents, sorry I mean bouncers, approving your right to walk into Roy's palace, and then that's when things start to go south. (North in mine and most people's opinions though.)

The glowing neon "Kilroy's" light catches your attention behind the bar. You and your friends walk up and remind each other that this is a marathon, not a sprint, as Ashley orders a double tequila shot with lime and salt.

As the afternoon eventually turns into night, the bar fills as if you're at a Beyoncé concert rather than a college town bar. You overhear the loud yelling of "BRAAAAD," "Sup CHAAAAD," and "BRO, can I hit your Juul?!"

It's around 9 p.m. now, and you are on your third water long. Your friends and you have worked up some liquid courage to start dancing to "Sweet Caroline," as if you all haven't heard it 29,837,493,275 times before. Ashley is now screaming the song, and missing every lyric along the way.

You're living your absolute best life, and you don't think anything could possibly get any better but then… Ashley drunkenly mentions that she is craving some Roy's breadsticks. Your mouth starts to water and instantly agree with her responsible decision.

The breadsticks are sat in front of your face and the aroma itself is almost enough. You pull it apart and hot cheese and pepperoni fall out and you then have found your new favorite food.

It is now midnight, Ashley is currently on top of a table on the patio dancing as if she is in a Lil Wayne music video while the Brad's and Chad's are there with full support.

You send out texts that you will most likely regret in the morning, but hey that wasn't you talking, it was the half-off whiskey that made you do it.

2 a.m. rolls around, and everyone surrounding you are full of smiles and just pure bliss. The Uber pulls up, and you along with your herd of friends stumble into the car. Of course one of you have to say, "You been busy tonight?" or else was it even an Uber ride?

You soon realize that Ashley is nowhere to be found, and you see that KOK uploaded an Instagram picture with her and Chad with a caption that read "The best people at the best bar at IU," and they were exactly right. Indiana University wouldn't be Indiana University without Kilroy's on Kirkwood.

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27 ACTUALLY Unique College Party Themes

Here are some unique party ideas, so you don't have to throw another Toga party.
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College is full of sweaty house parties that can be made bearable by one thing and one thing only - a theme. Getting to dress up in a fun costume for a themed party can make almost any person tolerate being shoulder to shoulder with some drunk guy from your psychology lecture. But, themes can grow tiring when you've gone to about a million Hawaiian and toga parties. There are other themes out there! Here are a few suggestions to make your theme party stand out.

1. Aliens and Astronauts

Your party will be out of this world..get it?

2. Ornithology Bros and Lawn Flamingos Darty

What's better than a darty? A darty where everyone is dressed as lawn flamingos. You don't even have to go all out with this one. Enough people on a lawn with a hot pink shirt on will get the point across.

3. Seven Deadly Sins

For this party, each different room of the house is decorated in the theme of each of the seven deadly sins (therefore, you'll need seven rooms). If seven rooms aren't available just have everyone dress as their favorite sin.

4. John Hughes

Whether it's a member of The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller himself, a party of all John Hughes movie characters would be totally rad.

5. Boston Tea Party


Get decked out in your colonial best to celebrate the OG American party. And, if you can't find a white button-up or tall socks to tuck your pants into, try dressing as the actual tea.

6. Sexy Historical / Political Figures

Have you ever really wanted to be a dead president, but at the same time give off a little sex appeal? Then this is the party for you!

7. Athletes and Mathletes

Wear your favorite jersey or put on a pair of fake glasses and get ready to party.

8. Slumber Party

In case you needed an excuse to wear your pajamas out.

9. Where's Waldo

Have you ever wanted to be in a life-size Where's Waldo puzzle?

10. Guy Fieri

It's like a normal party, but everyone is just dressed as Guy Fieri.

11. Cowboys and Cacti

Even if you don't live in the Wild West you can still dress like it.

12. Bad and Boujee


Break out your fur coats, brand names and stacks of cash to get ready to make it rain

13. Scientist Chicks and Pickle Rick's

If you've never seen Rick and Morty, you might not get this one. But, you can modify this to be all science related.

14. Decades

You can either pick one decade to rock looks as or have everyone dress up as a different decade.

15. Holidays

Why wait until you're favorite holiday to dress up? Have everyone dress as their favorite holiday.

16. Meme

When you can't think of a good enough theme, so you have everyone dress as their favorite meme.

17. You Are What You Eat

Fulfill this classic saying and dress as your favorite food. Warning, this party will make you hungry.

18. You Are What You Drink

Same concept as above but with drinks.

19. You Are What You Netflix

Again, same as above but with your favorite binge-show character.

20. Vampires and Umpires

One of the more specific and unorthodox options on this list, but honestly why not at this point?

21. Drop it Like F. Scott

Put on a nice tie or a flapper skirt and live lavish for the night like Gatsby did.

22. Dynamic Duos

Grab your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend or even a stranger for all I care.

23. ABH: Anything But Human

Whether is an animal or an object, make sure to dress up as anything but a human.

24. Get Nauti

This is the kind of nauti your parents would approve of. Dress in an outfit fit for the sea and party like you're on a yacht.

25. Life Alert

Everyone dresses like they own an AARP card.

26. Gym Teachers and Mythical Creatures

Again, this one just rhymed, but - hey - it's fun

27. Pitbull and Pitbulls


Either dress as the rapper Pitbull or the dog breed pit bull.

And that's all, folks! I hope this list gives you some party inspiration!

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What If I Told You Jelly Wrestling Was The New Date Party

Why a pool of jelly should be on every college students bucket-list.

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Right now, my house looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss novel. Our garden is bright pink, squishy and arguably smells and tastes pretty damn good. This may be because we've dumped 300L of premium non-toxic wrestling jelly around our entire house. Don't judge! The thought of carrying a swimming pool full of jelly to the dumpster at the end of the street is quite disheartening on a Sunday morning.

Why did we have 300L of jelly in a pool in our living room? I'm still asking myself the same question.

In a joint effort to make the most of our dwindling weeks in Alabama, our house decided to host the event of the year. We wanted to baffle the local Alabamians and make them wonder just how strange international students are - spoiler alert: we succeeded. After taking inspiration from our exchange predecessors (a group of rowdy boys who originally coined the idea in their last semester of exchange at Alabama), we decided to host a jelly-wrestling event. It was relatively unheard of, would provide hilarious entertainment for our guests, and most importantly, go down in history with this batch of internationals.

We ordered the jelly, filled the blow-up pool, and orchestrated a guest list through a process of inviting anyone we knew/met in the week leading up to it. We were so obsessed with getting multitudes of people at this party that I totally forgot I would need to lather myself in jelly and fight in front of all of them.

As the weekend approached, my nerves built. I hesitantly watched the jelly set throughout the day. We planned our outfits, our walk-on songs and the presentation of player profiles (so much effort went into this event). As it got closer, I became more and more doubtful in my ability to willingly make a fool of myself in the jelly.

I have always prided myself in my confidence. I try to never be fake and preach the need to disregard what others think of me. However, when your living room fills with eager college students (90% of whom are strangers) chanting to see the entertainment they were brazenly promised, it's fair enough to have a moment of self-consciousness.

My fellow party host — also the most courageous, carefree and funny person I know — approached me in-between mingling with guests. "We need to wrestle," she said. "The crowd is at its peak, and they're all waiting." She was right. I could feel their hunger for our humiliation in the air. We were the zoo animals, and they had come to see us.

I shook my head. There was no way I could live up to the expectations of this untamed crowd — I was in way over my head. I fumbled with excuses, "someone else should go first! I'm not even dressed and I" — she stopped me. Handing me a drink, she pleaded once more with her eyes. It was time.

I skulled the drink, changed into my warrior outfit and wrestling robe and took to the stage. Cheers erupted from the crowd, not for me personally, but for the prospect of entertainment at our expense.

I tried not to look anyone in the eyes — maybe I could avoid being identified as that girl who rolled around in jelly in future scenarios if I didn't let anyone see my face. My internal monologue began, a welcomed distraction to the voracious onlookers. I reminded myself that I wanted to do this. Wrestling in jelly is such a fun concept, and I had been excited for the entire week. I'd never get to participate in something this strange and hilarious again, so why was I so scared?

I looked over at my fellow host. She was laughing along with the crowd and seemed to be enjoying every moment of it. As I sat across from her in that $40 Target blow-up pool, watching her giggle at how silly we were, I felt ultimate respect towards her. It takes a certain (fabulous) kind of person to forego any and all embarrassment and find humor in their own bizarre actions. She didn't take herself seriously at all. She knew this was crazy, and yet she was totally unashamed. The crowd respected her for putting herself out there. I know I'll always think back to that moment and remember how much I valued her for attaining that quality.

So many eyes were on us, and for the first time all night, there was silence. Our referee and jelly life-guard counted us in. Three… two… one… GO!

I don't even remember the match. All I remember is rolling around in a big bowl of jelly with another girl while the crowd yelled and screamed in disbelief that this was actually happening. Most of my concentration went into trying to not wet myself while hysterically laughing.

Those three rounds of jelly-wrestling were some of the most fun I have ever had. We sparked an entire night of matches, bringing strangers together to dive into the slime. I walked around with pride. All inhibitions were released. It might have just been the drink I skulled prior to the match, but I remember feeling absolutely invincible like nothing could embarrass me. I knew I would never let the fear of what others might say about me stop me from having fun. I could put myself out there in front of a total crowd of strangers, and if they didn't like it then it wouldn't be my problem.

For those who have never dabbled with jelly-wrestling, I highly recommend. It's a fantastic way to build confidence, make new friends, and create a lasting impression of how strange international students are. We can now confidently say we've left our mark in Alabama... Literally — our living room floor is stained red.

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