I am finally recovering from a week of almost no sleep. Freshman year, I stayed up until 2 A.M on a regular night and all-nighters required nothing more than a soda or coffee. Senior year, now, I am usually in bed by midnight on week nights and all nighters are painful and leave me exhausted for more than a day. Have I really aged so much in three years and a few months? Surely not. A least I didn’t gain the freshman 15 all freshman year, I spread it out over the whole college experience…and maybe I haven’t hit 15 yet….if I am happy with the way I look, then why count punds? After all, I was able to fit into my prom dress for the homecoming nominee activities. So the morning of the parade, I had donuts in my dress.
Catherine Cook, our Pi Phi president is homecoming queen, and she is a sweet, smart girl, so congratulations to her. I wasn’t chosen for court either, but in the end I am perfectly happy where I am. How fun to even be a part of the homecoming festivities? It really was fun.
My favorite part was waving to the little girls in the parade. Their little faces lit up when I waved to them, as if I was someone really special. I was just a girl in a dress, but I was told by friends standing near that one little girl looked up at her mom and asked if I was a princess. And her mother said, “yes, that’s what a princess looks like.” I would have never imagined little girls and mom’s saying that about me. If you had have told me freshman year that I would be standing on that float in that dress, a sweet heart of a fraternity, I would have laughed. Oh, the surprizes life brings.
Our homecoming float lost judges award to ATO and ZTA (who really did an amazing job…congratulations Art) and class A award to KOT (who had an elephant that shot water out it’s trunk…pretty cool), but I am still so proud of the float the other float chairs and I built. My goal was to create a float to entertain at the parade, make alumni proud, and aww the kids on Baylor’s 100th homecoming anniversary.
I was just a nominee, lost float, and we lost the game…but you know, what an amazing weekend to be involved, and what an amazing school with awesome tradtions.
I also went to the Sigma Chi alumni dinner (the only girl my age there), where I met a few Sigma Chi alumni, and a Tri Delta alumna. It was really cool to figure out who we knew in common and hear their old college stories. I wonder if someday I’ll be telling undergraduates about my days at Baylor. The day’s have been pretty good…not many left now.