Even though there is a fun race report from a swim meet
that actually was more about staying warm and trying to not finish DFL in all my races this is far more amusing. Playing Where's Waldo Julia?
Yes I was in a sorority at Dartmouth. It was fun. I have no idea really what possessed me to join, but alot of tennis players were in Sigma Kappa so i just followed along. I think i had the most fun my sophmore summer, when i lived in the house. Otherwise i was pretty much the one who left meetings early and went to bed while everyone else hung out, went out, or stayed up way later than i did. This sounds somewhat familar to my life now:)
This photo is from our Sophmore summer formal. If you didnt know, formals were THE THING. Date or not, and who cares if you really like your date, they were a chance to get dressed up, have some 'tails and dance!And this one was the best bc we were used to dressing up for FALL WINTER SPRING formals which in New Hampshire means COLD COLDER WETTER in the temperature/forecast range.
This is from a Fall formal, I think this is my junior year. I am pretty sure i wore that floral curtain dress the year i went to the formal with my friend and runner Bob the Dog. Bob went on to win the NCAA Xcountry and a few years after we graduated became an Olympian with Ed Eyestone and Steve Spence in the marathon. I saw Bob a few years ago, he is from Hopkins and is an MD at the U of MN. Still runs, just not as fast and not as far.
And Do i have a clue as to what this is? No! I do NOT remember this picture but now that i study it i do remember that vest, that i obviously stretched making up some cleavage. Too funny.
I "borrowed" these off our Sigma Kappa Website that Catherine ( below) started and I am so excited to have emails for some of these lovely ladies. I may not have been THAT active in the sorority, I actually was too busy playing tennis. But i still value the friendships i made, and its fun to think about re-meeting these folks. And wow is it funny to see these pictures.
Looking sorta normal. Remember those Francois and somebody Girbaud jeans?
And if only i could have gotten a picture of the Bartyles and Jaymes wine coolers, We pretty much lived off those. oh and this awful concoction of Mauna Loa drink ( what is that anyways) and some bad vodka.
Not to make this all about drinks, beacuse it wasnt ( for me, thank you very much) but some of the stuff that was served at formals or at room to room tails. It makes my blood sugar rise thinking about it.
To go from White Russians, to Kamikazes, to Strawberry daquiris ?? I cant even think about all that sugar. I hated beer in college, the frats smelled like bad beer. And other than Phi REDs, which were the sort of thing that burned a hole in the trash cans ( think RED KOOLAID AND BAD grain Alcohol) I didnt drink much at frat parties. I did have to play pong, and since i was so good ( LOB or SMASH?) I didnt have to drink alot.
Anyways, tangent but pretty fun to remember how excited we would get for those formals!
And my favorite:
Hope you are all having a great week!