Sunday, May 24, 2009

Forever L-S-U!!!

Where stately oaks and broad magnolias shade inspiring halls
There stands our dear Old Alma Mater who to us recalls
Fond memories that waken in our hearts a tender glow
And make us happy for the love that we have learned to know.
All hail to thee our Alma Mater, molder of mankind
May greater glory, love unending be forever thine.
Our worth in life will be thy worth we pray to keep it true
And may thy spirit live in us, forever L-S-U.
Tomorrow I will be driving home to Atlanta. I am very excited to have graduated college and to be moving back home, but I am sad to leave LSU and everthing I love about it. Here are just a few of the things I will miss...

Tailgating on the Parade Grounds on Saturdays

Tiger Football in Death Valley on Saturday night

Crazy and devoted LSU fans (I have met the owners of those two poodles, and they are an old couple! ha!!)

Mike the Tiger
Walking the LSU lakes with my sorority sisters

My sorority, Delta Gamma, and our beautiful house

The Golden Band from Tiger Land

The Chimes, my favorite Baton Rouge restaurant, they have the BEST boudin balls and hush puppies ever!!

Mardi Gras!!! and the 3 days we get off school for it!

The Spanish Town parade flamingos that pop-up all over the lakes during Mardi Gras season

Crawfish Season

The pretty LSU Quad
Canes - the best chicken fingers in the world.

Hubig's Pies - so bad, but so good.

Other things I will miss:

Rush workshop, matching dresses, bronze pink and blue, anchors, Hannah, ice water, philanthropy, skit, skit songs, rush songs, bouncing and clapping, pref night, bid day, exchanges, the Greek bus, sorority row, fraternity row, homecoming, decorating for homecoming (not pomping), chapter meeting, chapter dinner, studying at the house, stealing cases of free RedBull with Emily, the styrofoam cups at the house, parade grounds, biscuits at the house in the morning, our cooks, breaking into the kitchen, Mom Kaye, Phi Psi, SongFest and DGs obession with it, going out every night, Zippy's, The Royal Standard, monograms on everything, Big Sis/Lil Sis week, fraternity parties, Strawberry Abita, The Bulldog, P&A, free drinks at Roux House, free drinks at JL's, "frat laps", shacking, shacker kits, everyone's obession with YouTube and Facebook, driving around and blaring music with the windows down, River Road, party cups, Grub, Formal, Semi-formal, dressing up for exchanges, the smell of football season, Tureaud, coozies, champagne nights at the apartment, staying up til 3am, wasting entire days...

I will miss every single thing about college. Four years is not enough.


Embellished Bayou said...

Oh, honey, I feel your will miss LSU more than you will ever know! I graduated 9 years ago and still wish I was there! Be sure and make it back to at least one football game a season! Geaux Tigers!

Kelly said...

Congrats on your graduation!! Once you get LSU in your blood it is hard to shake it!! I tried to run from LSU and all things Purple and Gold and have returned and LOVE every minute of it!!