Sunday, November 9, 2008

All My Life.........

I'm not going to finish that song, because, well....it's goofy. There are a couple of you out there that could sing the next line. And let me tell you, I had the best time hanging with you this weekend.

So a bunch of my sorority (yes, that is what I had said) friends came from near and far to hang out and catch up for a night. There's nothing like old friends right? Is it just me or when you are with old friends do you go right back to how you were with them when you were with them all the time? It doesn't really matter how much time has passed, how many miles they live away, little kids, crazy lives, the good, the bad, the ugly. I feel like I could walk into a room with these girls and declare my new career as a serial killer and they would find a way to make it positive. They would hold my hand and rub my back and tell me everything was going to be okay. And I would believe them. Cause I always do. Then we would turn on the tunes, crack open some wine and laugh about that party at Delta Pi twenty years ago when we danced on the bar and couldn't remember how we got home.
The thing is too, and I'm sure everyone feels this way about their friends, but honestly, I love to say this, it's one of my favorite Lisa lines, but, "You're so pretty." All of you. Seriously. It's crazy. Remember those days of big (Huge, I mean Huge) hair? And yellow pantsuits (yikes-Denise!), and crazy flowered jeans that get passed around, lot's of hairspray and to much party? It was fun. One of my very bestest friends (not from college, although her husband was a Phi Sig brother) likes to tell this story about when her three children were very little. She calls it the time of "walkin' and whining." And it was hard. So so hard. Her mother in law said, "Appreciate these days, they are the best of your life!" Christina (in an incredulous moment of disbelief) said, "These are the best days? I'm sorry, did you ever go to college? Those were the best days!." We all love our kids. They are awesome, but those college days were some serious fun too. I feel so lucky to have had them and to still have my friends. All of you.

I gonna miss you the most scarecrow(s). You too Jen, you just weren't there for the Pix (get it?) That's a clue to the title. :)

10 comments:

Christy said...

Yet another thing we have in common...you were IN a sorority in college, and I ALMOST joined a sorority in college! Ha--LOL!

Glad you had a great time--there's such a comfort in old friends, isn't there?

Lula! said...

Oh, I am so glad you had a girly weekend. With your sisters. And music and wine.

You and I need to do this one day. As proof that friends can reach across the party aisles. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kathy S. said...

My favorite times in college were laughing with my sorority (yes, that is what I said) friends. Big hair, "Flashdance" sweats and hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. Those were the days.

Simple Answer said...

I missed this. 3 different colleges. Could this be why I act so juvenile now?

Sue Jacquette said...

So glad you had a fun weekend. You deserve it!

Anonymous said...

I cannot tell you how bummed I am that I missed out on the Saturday night festivities! Although I was having some of my own ;) I still smell like chocolate even after my shower this am!! How fun...Can't wait to host the reunion in DC next time...
Jen

Anonymous said...

P.S. Hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps?? MMMMmmmmmmm.....Can't wait for snowdays!!
Jen

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you girls have a great time:) I remember those days of big hair, flowered pants, and what not. Yuck! Who came up with all that? Really, I don't think it was Italian Vogue. Honestly, I think it was just this side of the US that thought all that looked good. Anyway, I've got to go put on my leg warmers and workout now. Damn, this bodysuit is uncomfortable.

Anonymous said...

You my friend make me smile... always have always will... xox
lymi...

Anonymous said...

peace, love, and pix. words to live by, my friend. it was a great time. it totally transported me back in time.

~jami