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Throwback Thursday: College Graduation, May 2004

May 8, 2014

Ten years ago this week I graduated from college. How the hell did time go by so quickly?!? In May 2004….

  • The TV show Friends ended a ten year run. I totally remember watching while packing up my apartment.
  • The Iraq and Afghanistan were still in their early stages.
  • I was obsessed with the song “The Reason” by Hoobastank
  • Facebook had only been around for a few months and I was boycotting (that didn’t last)
  • We ALL were still using AIM (that would be AOL Instant Messenger for you young folk)
  • 13 Going on 30 and Troy were playing in the movie theater
  • The average cost of gas had JUST jumped to a little over $2 a gallon. I remember when I used to be able to fill my gas tank for $10. TEN DOLLARS!
  • And I spent the night before graduation hanging out with my roommates and ironing all of my friends graduation gowns because I refused to be in pictures with wrinkled graduation robes. I am so weird.
All of the girls a few days before college graduation. May 2004

All of the girls a few days before college graduation. May 2004

Graduation was a crazy weekend with several ceremonies, a lot of luncheons and grad parties, and plenty of tears. I loved my time in college. It had lots of highs and lots of lows and I learned so much. Looking back at this photo I probably thought I knew everything… little did I know how much I had to learn still. I didn’t know all the sadness that would follow in a few months when my Grandmother passed away. Or how much grad school would kick my ass. I had no idea all of the cool places I would see in the next few years or the great people I would meet. I did know that I would continue to be surrounded by wonderful people. Ten years later I’m happy to say I was at or in the weddings for most of these women. I spent my birthday a few weeks ago with or on the phone with about half of this group. Sure, some of us have drifted apart… but I love that I still am close to so many, and at least in touch with all of them. Not bad for ten years. This also means that our ten year reunion will be hosted by our alma mater this fall! Ladies, whose in for Homecoming?!

A few photos from that weekend… I wish I had more!


The student org crew

The student org crew

And another

The 420 and 300 roomies

The 420 and 300 roomies

I was thinner… but my hair still looks pretty much the same.

SQ 420 forever and never serious.

SQ 420 forever and never serious.


Gail and Rach

 I don’t even know what they were doing.


Graduation. For the record…I still have this dress and it fits. Also, I just got rid of these shoes!


Friday grads

Friday grads. For the record, I have an inability for a Mortar Board to sit correctly on my head.





with Pinkster

with Pinkster



One Comment leave one →
  1. May 8, 2014 12:31 pm

    To answer your question – we were trying to pick up guys on the side of the road. Duh. And where’s the other pic of the 4 of us on the steps? 🙂

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