Here are a few highlights from the weekend:
I loved the change from a female soloist to a male soloist, he did a great job. This was my first time singing "Oh Shenandoah" with the choir; traditionally, only "choir alumni" are invited to join in the singing of our beautiful school song, however, I took advantage of a misrepresentation in the program that invited "all alumni and former choir members" to join the ranks. Ha ha, suckas! No one would believe I wasn't in the choir anyway. It was fun and sentimental, as always.
We ventured down the hill to hang out and ended up at Franks for the Memories, drawn in by the lure of karaoke. Not really, but there were a lot of people there, and Nate, being the socialite that he is, drug us over there for hot dogs and this little number:
Okay, so that insert doesn't seem to be working: Watch Nate Sing here
I just love him. We went to Alexanders, chilled, and Nate gave Kyle a dancing lesson and me a singing lesson. What a peach.
Saturday brought many festivities. First, we checked the Alumni Art Show, which I curated, and while there I got my SVU chocolate bar and my tickets to the tailgate party and football game.
Its a pretty wild plan. I asked Joe Bouchelle when it would be started, he said, "As soon as you write the check." Don't I wish I was in a position where I could donate to have this thing built. "Branin Hall" and "Wheeler Wing", Ha! He said he expects it to be in the works within 5 years. Isn't that insane?
We met Dave Burke at Joyful for a short visit. Nostalgia.
And then it was off to watch our football team bet killed. Homecoming as usual! Go Knights!
|The Beautiful Dave Burke bringing snacks to the peoples.|
It seemed like there were more alumni visiting this year than in many years previous, which is so awesome! I wish more people would make the effort to come back. So, about 4 years ago, a group of us decided that 2012 should be the year that everyone comes back at the same time--everyone meaning everyone in our group of friends. So, 2012. Do it. We should all converge. It would be epic.