Friday, July 23, 2010

Flashback Friday - The College Years

The Year is 1997

The location - A small, small, small, private college located in the heart of the Midwest

Our Mascot - The Regents.  What the heck is a Regent?  We'll call it a Lion.  That's my roommate Jill in the Lion suit.  She was actually a really good mascot.

That's me.  I was on the dance team.  We danced to "Come on Ride that Train, and Ride it" and other really cool songs!  I'm amazed that I was that tan, in the middle of winter, in the heart of the Midwest.  I'm not that tan now and I live in FL and it's summer. 

Sorry, Momma, for the snow sculpture.  I didn't build it, just took a picture with it.  Some friends erected it (I kill me) outside of the arts center late one snowy evening.  It is art, right?  Love the twigs, in the snow balls....they paid attention to detail.  We posed with it, and then hung out in the arts building early the next morning as the maintenance men scrambled with their riding snow tractors to knock it down.  The sculpture was covered in ice by the time they got to it.  It took them the better part of a half hour to knock it down.  Small town fun.

And then there were my girlfriends, Hilary, Jill (the Lion), Trisha, and me.  We loved to wear shirts that were far too small.  Seriously, what were we thinking?  Anyway, Jill and I lived in the Handicapped Suite that year.  Yeah, I guess we were the most handicapped people living on campus that year, so we scored.  We had an entrance from outside the building directly in to our suite, a handicapped bathroom that had a shower large enough to fit 6 fully clothed people, or 3 was huge!  We loved hanging pictures all over the walls, and Xmas lights were the rage.

I loved eating Papa John's pizza and watching Kobe & the Lakers.  Napping and Dancing were my favorite past times.  And, I built friendships that will last a lifetime. 

I was in such a rush to get in and out of college in 4 years.  I couldn't wait to put studying, papers, and classes behind me, and get out in to the real world.  Knowing what I do now, I would have slowed down.  I would have held on to the college days, I would have taken 5 years to graduate, and I would have told the real world to wait.

These were some of the best years of my life.

Sorry about the pics.  My scanner is janky.

Happy Friday, Y'all!


Jennifer said... can definately say you had a fun experience at college..LOL! You just brought back so many memories with the song "Come on ride the train." Wow...time really does go by fast.

Mama Hen said...

Hey Carol, it is always nice to see pictures from back in the days. Hmmmmm, that is some snow sculpture! It looks like you had fun! Have a great Friday!

Mama Hen

Nic said...

I will have that song in my head for the rest of the day now, thanks.

On a side note, is your friend licking that sculpture in the picture??? lmao. Love it.

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Another great post, you are really good about writing done memories and then creating some for your children later.

Makes me wish I went to college and had room mates LOL!

Amanda said...

OOO I like this post! Also, it made my day that you used the word "janky." It's one of Hubs and my favs, lol.

Also, you were/are too cute!!!

Mama Hen said...

Just stopped by to wish you a great weekend!

Mama Hen

Anonymous said...

Love it! College was some of my best years too. Napping and dancing were my favorite past times too!