Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Type: Out of Town, Friends, Fun
Planned By: Both
and I attended our second OU homecoming as alumni. Its hard to believe
that we have been out of college long enough to go to our second
homecoming. We are always looking forward to a trip to OU, and
homecoming is the best because most of our friends plan to go, too! The theme this year was Better Than the Best Ever in honor of the late Ron Socciarelli, a past conductor of
the Marching 110.
We didn't get in until 1AM on Saturday. We decided to stay with our
grad student friend Laura who also hosted Lauren, Rachel and her fiance
Sean. We got to Laura's apartment, talked for a little while and went to
On Saturday we all woke up before our alarms that were set for 6AM.
We had Sausage Queso dip and Bellini's for breakfast. After we all
showered and got ready we called a cab. I have never taken an Athens
cab, but we didn't want to walk 2.5 miles up town. We were pleasantly
surprised when the limo cab picked us up!! It was very very very
exciting for all of us because it was one of the things we have all
wanted to do, ride the Athens limo cab!
When we got uptown we went to Pigskin and met up with Penny. Somehow
we got a booth and were able to start celebrating pretty quickly. Next,
we dropped off our stuff at Anna's (Laura's sister who lives in their
old apartment above Pigskin). We also took some great pictures of all of
us in our awesome homemade homecoming shirts!
We got down to Union St. a few minutes before the parade started. It
was much less crowded due to the route change this year. We were very
enthusiastic the entire time trying to get candy and other free stuff.
We got a bag full of candy, a pair of sunglasses, 5 drink coozies, a
baseball, a plastic ball, and a plastic football. I'd say we did a
pretty good job! My proudest moment was catching that baseball one
handed like Dottie in A League of Their Own. We enjoyed watching the
110, Alumni band, and the Sigma Kappa banner (which had a band member
playing a trumpet (!) doing a rare-back on it.. at least that's what it was supposed to be). The Sigma Kappa homecoming sweatshirts also have a trumpet (!) on the back, and I will keep begging my little Kelsey (who was homecoming chair) for one until I receive it. :)
After the parade we went back to the bars. We spent most of our time
at Pawpurrs. Had a few black outs, took over the stage, danced, had
lots of fun. Then we went to Broneys. We didn't get champagne slushies
because we had too much champagne for breakfast, they were extremely
busy and of course their machine was down. Then we went to the Sigma
Kappa Alumnae Brunch where they had a waffle bar! It was pretty good and
we had fun looking at the changes in the house. Then we went back to
Pigskin and got ready for the game.
Even though the Bobcats are undefeated and an awesome football team
we decided to show up during the second quarter just in time for half
time to watch the 110 and alumni perform. They were amazing as usual.
They played a bunch of songs we also played in high school including
MacArthur Park, Red Light and Long Train. The entire band did the Long
Train dance break which was awesome considering its usually only the
Tubas! It would have been nice to stay for the rest of the game and post
game to see all the best songs, but we were tired and wanted to take a
nap. That's what we get for waking up at 6AM. Maybe next year. Good news though the killed Akron and are still undefeated! :)
After our naps we got O'Betty's for dinner. Yummmmmm! We hung around
in the apartment for awhile playing games and watching TV. Then Adam
and I went to see JT at Lucky's. Its been about a year since we've seen
him so it was nice catching up. Then we met up with the rest of our
friends back at Pigskin (yes, this was the third time) for almost the
rest of the night. Towards the end of the night we decided we had to go
see Tim & Liisa at the Crystal and Megan at Broneys. It was so nice
seeing all of them, and it makes me wish we could see them more.
(Everyone should move to Cleveland!!) Before we went back to Laura's we
had one last stop: Good Fella's! It is very unlikely Adam will
ever go to Athens and not get Good Fella's Pizza. I even had a piece
this time, which is surprising because I think Good Fella's is gross.
Then we went back to Laura's and went to sleep.
The next day we got up and got ready to leave. We went up town and I
got my first alumni t-shirt! Adam got a new shirt and a coffee travel
mug. The drive home wasn't too bad especially towards the end when the
Browns won their first game of the season against the Bengals! Too bad
we arrived downtown only minutes after the game ended and got stuck in
Overall, homecoming was a success, and I can't wait for next year!