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...
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?