I'm 10 days late for my blog-i-versary.
But that is right in keeping with the way I like to run my life.
I like to keep it spontaneous and fun.
Or as some others would refer to it, forgetful and haphazard.
But if I had a choice to spend my 1st blog birthday weekend
any way I wanted, it couldn't have landed on a better weekend.
There is a small village of people that I spent the formative
years of my adulthood with.
People I lived with, ate with and came of age with.
People who knew me with big hair and MC Hammer genie pants.
Those who hail from Bethany College from the years of 1988-1994.
Now don't get all caught up on the math. Cut a girl some slack.
Sometimes is takes people longer than 4 years to finish college.
They decide they need to take a year off to go with YWAM.
And then they go from being a psych major to an early childhood
development major to a social science major and sometimes they have
taken a whole lot of credits that don't even apply to any one of these
majors and then other times they failed bonehead english twice because
both times it just so happens that when this class took place
they were laying on a beach catching some fantastic rays.
Really I should have gotten my BA in simply being "social" and
not so much a BA in social science. Don't ask for my transcripts.
They're not pretty, people. But did I make friends? Oh, yes I did.
And some carloads of these friends with their children,
because it seems we are a prolific people, came over for smores on friday night.
These are the people that I share great stories with.
That I lip sync-ed with. Oh how we loved to lip sync.
That I performed odd dances with while we lip synched. Shout out to Jane!
That I went to the Junior Senior Banquet with. Shout out to Shane!
That I chatted about relationships and fashion with
as our then-boyfriends-now-husbands rapped together.
At very hot outdoor gatherings and juvenile halls. Shout out to Anna!
There is something about shared memories and possibly, poor grades, that
ties peoples hearts together. Especially when you are young and free and
full of possibilities. These are the people I shared my dreams with.
And then on Friday night we shared some popcorn and laughter and crazy kids
and riding a green machine (yes, grown men riding a child's big wheel)
and then we shared some prayer.
And it was good. Because when you have a point in time that you can
look back on and say because of those 4 (or 6) years of my life,
I have these relationships and you still have them 14 years after you graduate?
(Dear Lord, say it isn't so! I am older than Methusalah...but I did start
college at the age of 17 so let's not forget that important point)
Well, it absolutely does not get any better than that.
Hence the perfect weekend to enjoy a 1 year web log birthday.
And so we must celebrate this great occasion with a giveaway.
Because that is how we like to do things up in here.
Nominate yourself and your best college girlfriend -
(that you still know because you must have their address or
how can we send the giveaway?)
with your best college story
or the reason you still chat on the phone twice a week
or why she makes you laugh harder than anyone else on this planet in the
"get your comments on" section of the blog,
and you could quite possibly win a luscious lip gloss,
Rhythm by Rimmel, that I am wearing in my famous photo a la Bonnie,
plus a $10 Starbucks card for the pair of you.
Because even if you can't get together,
you can have shiny lips and sip beverages while you chat on the phone
as you celebrate your winning of the giveaway.
The contest will end Thursday night at midnight.
Winner picked by the random integer fairy and announced on Friday's post.
God speed, tsgs! I'm looking foreward to your stories!