We came, we saw, we conquered our ten year UD reunion

Monday, June 18, 2012

I mentioned in my last blog post, er, a whole week ago, that my ten year University of Dayton reunion weekend kicked my butt.

But never, ever, did I think that I wouldn't even begin to feel like a normal human being again until last Thursday morning. I'm getting far too old for two days of straight partying and acting like a kid again - the recovering time is torture.

That being said, I had SO MUCH fun with all my friends that I'd endure the recovery time all over again if it meant I'd be with my college cohorts.  They really are some of the best people I know.

But let's get to the important stuff, the pictures.

Friday, the group of us staying at the Marriott in Dayton all started cocktailing at Gambits in preparation for our '02 class party at Kennedy Union - so, to the campus we went.

UD on the wall of Tim's + the house I lived in my Junior and Senior year, 520 Lowes + campus being all fancy
Muffin, Addison Montgomery, Mistiburr, Tigger, Diva, Seifs, me and Teen at our old stomping grounds Timothy's Bar - now, with a stripper pole!
Foxx, Mistiburr, Tigger, MOB and poo poo hanging out on Tim's fancy new patio + Teen, Diva and Vines at BW3's + Addison Montgomery hijaking a taxi + late night pizza mauling at the hotel, obvy

While some alumni took campus tours or ran a 5K my group of friends went to Bagel Cafe for lunch and spent the whole day drinking beer at the Marriott pool. The girls stayed dry but the boys pretended that were in Daytona, somethings never change, aka everyone is still awesome.

Saturday evening we headed to the "Porch Party" on campus for continued alumni engagement - very formal, guys..... Here we have Muffin, Tigger, Foxx, Addison Montgomery, MOB, poo poo and Holler + all the 520 girls in attendance: Seifs, me and Teen + The jerk and the klutz being all adorable
Post porch party we walked over to our old stomping grounds of 102 Lawnview and 335 Kiefaber where the students currently living in those houses thoroughly enjoyed 32 year-olds buying them beer in return for a place to party.

10 years later it's like we never left.

The #whatdeerywore meme continued in Dayton where dear Muffin was sporting quite the variety of outfits. From day drinking to bar hopping to porch partying she was always looking fab - the folks in the background aren't too shabby either...

Julie, Kate and Tricia being beyond beautiful hot mamas + Cubby and Martha + The United Nations + Muffin and a rat...

Post porch parties in the ghetto we had to go back to Tim's, right? Addison Montgomery, Keough, Foxx, Tigger and Anthony + Tigger, Hurt, Foxx and Barnes

Seifs, the klutz, Martha, me and Muffin + Pittsburghers unite - Teen, Aaron and Diva + Kennedy, Dunwoody and Anthony + Barnes and Holler
Ya know, we TRIED to get a good group photo but as you can tell we weren't very successful... well, some of us were successful - Barnes's chest definitely was.

Go College.

I can't verbalize how thankful I am to have attended University of Dayton, to have met the friends I did and to be fortunate enough to be able to get together with these friends on a regular basis.

I'm blessed.

Now, if you'll forgive me, I sure as hell hope I'm not still blogging during our 15th reunion because lord knows that one will probably take me two weeks to recap as I can't even imagine how long my recovery phase will take in 2017.

Happy Monday, kids!!


  1. what. a. party.

    what a reunion.

    I love the caption about buying college kids beer too.

  2. You're back just in time before a #findplum situation! Loving all the pics of you in this post and it's nice to know I'm not the only one who has mutiple day hangovers. You girls know how to party!!

  3. I for one hope you ARE still blogging at the 15 yr reunion! I've fallen victim to the multi-day hangover as well. Sometimes it's just WORTH IT!

  4. I can't even imagine what it would be like to go back to a reunion at my school. My graduating class was in the thousands. Many of my bestest friends weren't even in the same year as me. I guess that's why I have yet to attend a college reunion. =) Yours, though, looks like it was a blast ... I think I'd likely spend the week trying to remember the whirlwind weekend, let alone get over my hangover.

  5. my name is signed in that D on tim's wall :)

  6. Looks like you guys had a BLAST!!!
    I missed my 10 year this past weekend, and I regret not going. Although, most of my college friends are scattered all over the world, so they weren't attending anyway. Still, it would have been fun to go!

  7. as horrible as the hangover is this post just makes me want to have my college reunion again and again. oh college, i do love you.

  8. Well it must've been a fun party if recovery was that long!! Looks like fun!

  9. what an amazing reunion!! recovery is a small price to pay for all the fun memories you relived!!

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