Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Way Back Wednesday--TU Edition

On Monday, TU welcomed the freshman class to campus. I saw this information on facebook and felt a surge of nerves and excitement--the same feeling I had when I was the little guy on campus. I was also utterly disgusted when I realized this is the class of 2013. What the heck?

In keeping with that theme, I found some pictures from my first semester freshman year. The year? 2000. The clothes? Dreadful. The friends? Amazing.

Meet my very first roommate, Summer. This picture was taken in our fabulous dorm room in Twin South. Cinder blocks just add so much to a room, don't you think? We took being roommates very seriously. We had a wipe board that announced our whereabouts at all times (including, "I've gone to the coke machine, will be back soon"). If we didn't leave a message, we were sure to receive a call on our gigantic cell phone.



Melissa was my first friend at TU--we met on our freshman orientation trip. We were in the same group and became friends almost immediately. I say almost because the first few days were spent eyeing each other from afar and thinking the other was "so cool." (She did have a tongue ring after all.) This picture was taken at Emily's (see below) 19th birthday celebration held at Chili's.



And the last picture is with my friend Emily. Summer and I made an immediate decision not to like her because she was so freaking outgoing and we didn't care for that. Not one bit. Then we met her and changed our mind (mind = singular--we had one mind that year). This picture was taken at the Sigma Chi formal, which was held at Grand Lake. Remember when I mentioned my first introduction to a straightener? Yep, it was this girl who did it. She changed my life--how could we NOT be friends?



I'm sure you're wondering, "Where's Kaitlin?" I'll tell you where. Twin Towers with her other friends. :) We did not become good friends until sophomore year due to some incorrect theories about one another. So I apologize Kait, but the only picture I have involves lots (and lots) of cheese as well as some fierce sideburns, so I thought I might keep that one to myself. Perhaps I will dedicate the next WBW to you. :)

Let's quit our jobs (ahaha, that was supposed to be funny for me) and be freshman again. Who's with me?


(Kappa Sigma Riverboat...)

8 comments:

katandkarl said...

CUTE! isn't it nice to STILL be friends with the people you were friends with freshman year?!?!?

10 YEARS of friendship for our gang.. thats a lot of wedding showers, weddings, baby showers, drunken nights of spaghetti-o's topped with goldfish, and oh so much more. Good ole TU. We were a twin west kind of gang. ;)

Summer said...

Yea for sideburns! Yea for only ONE mind (and a fabulous one, at that)! Boo to outgoing people (j/k, love u Em)! Great post, Merd. I enjoyed every last vowel and consonant.

Nick, Aubrey, Ella, and Kate said...

Made me misty-eyed thinking about TU. I am SO OLD. :)

Jax said...

YAY! I ignored the 2013 part of the post and just went with the thought that no one graduated past say...06 or so... haha.. :) Cute pics! I remember taking a pic with you at Sigma Chi formal on the lake that year! :)

Cari said...

Ahaha these pics are golden! If it's any consolation I'm sure you dressed waaaay better than the OBU girls. And had more fun. And more guys to make out with. I'll go back to being a freshman again! Afternoon naps, how I miss you...

Kaitlin said...

Oh man, thanks for sparing me and NOT posting the hideous side burns pic!! (Not to mention the proof that I packed on some lbs that year- ugh!). This post makes me miss college. Did you know that college freshmen this year were born in 1991?!

Jennifer said...

I was actually on campus recently(meeting with their catering department to discuss wine haha)and was shocked to discover they were now admitting 14 year olds. Seriously they looked so young. Did we look like that? Sometimes I still want to go back and do it all over again.

Melissa said...

I'll quit my job and go back to freshman year with you!! :) I thought I gained some weight that year, but looking at that riverboat pic...... I'm sorely mistaken. I'll just pretend I don't have this basketball hanging off my front and a third chin for right now and just pretend I'll always look like THAT!! :)

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