Sunday, June 5, 2011

5 Years Later.

Time is flying by lately, and somehow this weekend I found myself at my 5 year college reunion. Ah!


A few of my friends flew in/drove up on Friday night so we had a little low key BBQ at Katie's and then I headed home to prepare for a busy Saturday!

I started bright and early with a BC Alumi 5K. My knee bothered me after last week's 5K so I decided to walk it and luckily Gerry and Linda didn't mind doing that as well because otherwise I know I would've just become bored and started running.


We came in last place which was fantastic, conquers my fear of being last! Ironically, Gerry (maroon shirt and sunglasses) who has done 9 marathons and is FAST was the technical last place finisher... unless she is still running races at 100 years old, I'd say it's safe to say that will NEVER happen again!

After a short detour to Starbucks and the BC bookstore, we headed to the "Gold" (5 and 10 year) BBQ.


We had a good spot at the BBQ where people basically had to come to us if they wanted to talk to us. This helped me avoid awkward conversations with people I was never really friends with at all. Score one for me.

Also, I was surprised to see two of my bestest guy-friends from both high school and college there because I originally thought they couldn't come. I became friends with these two around the end of high school, when we got to college we all made new friends and then brought them all together to make a big group :) Lots of memories with these two, as I have known Dan (middle) since kindergarten... freshman year of college, me, Dan and Gerry would go to dinner at the dining hall at 5pm and not return for hours- just because we would be talking and laughing for that long. Matt (right) is one of those people I can not see for a year and feel like not a second has gone by. We both went to Australia the same semester and even though we were a plane ride away, we traveled around central Australia and New Zealand together at the end (with another of our friends who is also awesome).


After the BBQ, Cristina, Christina and I headed to the School of Education lunch. The Undergrad Dean is retiring this year and I seriously love him. He is the only reason why I was able to double major (it's required for ed majors) and study abroad. When I told him the Communication Department wouldn't let me do it, he laughed at me and said that I was in the School of Ed so he was in charge. He then went on to approve all sorts of things to make sure I could study abroad. He even let me do my science requirement on an island in Australia. I really appreciate the fact that he realized that studying abroad, not sticking to every silly rule, was going to make me a better teacher :)

Then we headed back to Katie's apartment to shower and get ready for the nighttime event. I looked cute for about 10 minutes until I realized I had to be outside and it was freezing cold, oh well!

The nighttime party was in the mods. The mods are the modular houses on campus that went up in the 1970s. They were supposed to be temporary housing but they are so loved by students, they haven't gotten rid of them yet. Many hilarious memories of our time living in Mod 11B senior year. Katie and Kelly from...


(freshman year of college, 2003) to...


(last night)

About 5 minutes after this picture was when I went back to my car, climbed in the back seat and did a complete wardrobe change :)

We spent the rest of the night relaxing in the back yards of the mods. I have to admit I didn't go out of my way to talk to a lot of people, but I did spend a lot of quality time with my college favorites.





Overall it was a lot of fun. I have no desire to be in college again, though it was fun once, but I do miss seeing everyone on such a regular basis. I'm also glad I managed to limit my awkward conversations. I am totally one of those people who sees someone I know and turns around to go hide. I swear I'm not antisocial, I have lots of friends- I just am not into the small, fake talk. If I really want to know what someone is up to these days but we are not and never really were friends, I'll just stalk them on facebook. Thankyouverymuch.

Have you been to your high school and/or college reunions? Did you have fun?


  1. I have never been to a high school reunion and I don't think my college does reunions! I would go to a college reunion, though! I hope my group of friends does something for our 10 year which is in 2013!

    Ahh, small talk. I am not a fan of it either becuase the conversations are so forced and awkward much of the time!

  2. How fun!! I love reunions. Actually I had my ten year high school reunion this year and it was....just ok. I graduated from a small all girls school and there were 66 of us in a class. ONly about 10 of us were there...yikes.
    I really want to go to a college reunion one time, I think that would be awesome!! I miss college so much. Seriously, I would go back for a week or two, in a heartbeat!

  3. Ok I just got a letter in the mail this weekend for my 10 year reunion! Yikes!!!

  4. haha "I'll just stalk them on Facebook". I hate small talk too! It's so nuts how it's been five years since you graduated.. sometimes it feels like yesterday and then I think about all that has happened since then and I'm like maybe not.. My five year HS reunion is next year! hah

  5. "If I really want to know what someone is up to these days but we are not and never really were friends, I'll just stalk them on facebook. " -- Ummm, YES. This.

    I'm glad you had fun though!!! I don't know if I'll go to my 5-year reunion. Maybe I will if I'm still living here then!

  6. My University was HUGE so despite the fact that in 2013 it will be time for my 10 year reunion I doubt I will go.

    I would, however, go to my HS one - except that I graduated in 1999 and there haven't been any reunions! Boo!!!

  7. Looks like fun! I don't think we have college reunions but if we did I couldn't imagine how insane it would be. Looks like a great time :)

  8. Isnt it great reuniting with college friends. My college friends are some of the most important people in my life. Looks like you had such a fun time.