Last Thursday I met up with Chris, Sandy, Ben, some of his buddies, and fellow Marines from the 3/25 with whom he served with during his recent deployment to Iraq. Prior to his deployment, Ben told both Chris and myself that if he makes it back from Iraq, he'll have a beer with us. This was kind of a big deal because Ben has never had a beer or any other adult beverage before. Well, since he's a man of his word, the day of his return, he came to us to lead him down the right path as he enters the wonderful world of micro brews. I adhere to the quality over quantity rule. Better to have 1 or 2 really good beers rather than 5+ crappy ones. Anyway, Ben did good. We all had some fun and I had the opportunity to meet some great people.