Monday, January 21, 2013

day off

enjoying the day off here in OKC... had a nice slow morning getting some things picked up and clothes in the wash. I finally put all the Christmas stuff up in the attic and found some sweaters I forgot were up there in a bag with stuff. Also stayed up in the attic for a while looking through stuff and re arranging etc. what a mess. I threw some stuff away from college that looking back over was like, why am I keeping this. ha great sunny day here and I'm about to get out and go get lunch somewhere.
 One of the boxes in my attic is full of t-shirts from college. I used to throw a yearly party and have all the left over shirts that didn't sell. Mostly they are XL shirts, and I think I might put it out on facebook to my old college buddies someday to send me a dollar and get a like new tshirt from college days. ha
School sponsored dances were not allowed at the private Christian college I attended. However we allowed to spontaneously dance all we wanted and we were allowed to throw all the parties we wanted, no alcohol of course.  My first year there I threw a party at my friend S's apt (the friend in Ar I visit w/ diabetes). We invited a small group of friends and tie dyed t-shirts to pass out as door prizes at the party. Was a big hit. What with my skillz for mixing up all the best dance music. ha The next few years I threw the party on my own once in the townhouse I lived in, and the following year in the basement of the townhouse, as the number invited grew and grew.  The next two years (yes it took me a while getting out of college) I rented out the community building, and then the gymnasium of the catholic church in town.  The funnest thing was sending out invitations and inviting my friends and then just randomly selecting new students and interesting people on campus I thought would enjoy the fun. Seriously coke and pepsi and such only sold at the party cheap cheap. but the main money came from selling shirts which cost about $5 each and sold for $10.  Was always a great event and tons of fun, actually the last 4 years of the party my roomate's rock band also played so it helped get a draw as well. what a blast!
My roomate also begin a sort of local palooza yearly rock event in town as well. tons of fun.  Now that I think about it, I had some pretty rocking Christmas parties as well. the first I had my roomie draw up some t-shirts and gave away as door prizes and sold the rest. Even had a bass, soprano, and alto from the school choir meet up with me during the month before to learn a quartet of "deck the halls in 7/8" which was awesome. in fact, the bass and soprano ended up dating and getting married after having met at the practices for that. ha!  2 other years we lived on campus, and I remember again singing with a roomful of people at the party (yes eggnog was served) and we had a Christmas Tree pinata that we took outside in the freezing cold and I had it loaded up with candy and actually .50 cent pieces and dollar coins.  In the video you see everyone rush in to grab stuff like a bunch of children. The next year, my former roomie performed a sort of amateur magic act. Anyway, those were the sort of memories going through my mind looking through that box of t-shirts.
I was at my folks' place all day enjoying an extra lazy Sunday what with having Monday off from work. my sisters came over and we were looking at all these slides that my dad had scanned into his computer of us as kids.  I did make it to the gym but not in time for a work out ( nor was my buddy there).  So today I plan to get up there this afternoon and do a double shoulder day/chest day workout to make up for yesterday.
Tomorrow will be a long day as it will be my first night back to teaching the night class.  Hope everyone is enjoying the national holiday Martin Luther Kind Day.

1 comment:

rugbysex said...

it's nice to occasionally take a walk down memory lane. i'm glad your college days were filled w/ good times and good friends.
cheers!