Venus Trapped in Mars

17 August 2010

Here's To You Freshies

I was sitting down thinking about school starting and how much I miss college so much. All the little freshies moving into the dorms for the first time.

I remember when I moved in and there were cute fraternity boys lined up waiting to help unpack cars and haul luggage and boxes up 7 flights of stairs in 90 degree temperatures in August. I remember my mom and I looking at each other and being like these boys are so sweet to help us with everything. So this is what southern hospitality is all about.

HAH yeah right, they weren't sweet at all. They were trying to get a running start at recruiting girls to come to their parties. My name is Pete, here is my number if you ever want a "study" partner. Please, how naive were we? Yes, everyone needs a good study buddy at 2am on a Saturday night at a fraternity house.

Anyways, the biggest thing I remember on move-in day was that everyone was talking about the football team. "This is the Year." "Did you hear about the new QB?" "I can't wait until we crush the University of insert school you hate here."

Let me tell you about where I grew up.

The football games at my high school were a joke. You only went to see and be seen. Sometimes we didn't even go in the stadium because we didn't want to pay for a ticket. You know the movie Bring It On? Who am I kidding of course you do, every girl between the ages of 14-40 have seen that movie. Well, that football team was my high school football team. They were just dreadful. I think my senior year they finished with 1 win and 10 losses. The win was against the Virginia school of the blind and deaf. But really...

So when I got to college, I didn't know a darn thing about football. But I quickly found out you either learn to love, breathe, eat, sleep football, or become the biggest loser to ever walk the campus.

So I did just that. I became super fan! And still am to this day. There is no substitue for attending a major university with top sports programs. My best memories of college are from tailgating with my sorority sisters, losing my voice screaming for my team and celebrating the win afterwords.

Best part of being an alumnae now is that I can go back every year and relive my college days. I love my school and I want to wish every new freshman out there good luck. Here is my favoirte quote for you guys...

"You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does..."

---Tom Petty

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