The Curious Case of Bridget's Blogging

10.18.2011

If your curiosity is running wild as to what I've been doing when I clearly haven't been blogging in the past several days, allow me to put your curious minds to rest.

Late last week we had a couple of mixers--one with Kappa Sig themed "what used to be cool", which brought about a variety of funny outfits including Soffe shorts, Girl Scout vests, leg warmers, poodle skirts, and overalls.

The following evening we had a chapter wide mixer with the BYX Christian fraternity at a put-put golf course nearby. The sole put-put golf course in Houston was torn down years ago, but I recall always being enthusiastic whenever my parents took me or a birthday party was held there. What I didn't recall was how difficult it can be! Years of watching my brothers do air golf club swings around the house didn't seem to help me out, but luckily, I wasn't the only who wasn't a grade A golfer, and our lacking abilities provided for many laughs. Friday was spent babysitting for a Kappa alum and it was a pleasant change of pace to be in the comfort of a home and leisurely watch some TV. And that brings us to game day!

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MC and I at the SAE tailgate

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Kappa pledge sisters Caroline, Megan and I at the Sig Ep tailgate

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Grace, Merl's best high school friend, set me up with her boyfriend, Alex's, roommate Drew. Follow that? Put simply here is Grace and I with our dates for Saturday's football game.

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Willa and I at our first afternoon home game. We put up a valiant effort against OSU, but didn't manage to come out on top.

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Saturday was a double roomie date day. We started off the day with a trip to Honey Ham for their world class breakfast tacos that Merl introduced to me a few weeks back. And after the game, we did the unthinkable and actually left the campus bubble for a much needed quality dining experience.

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South Congress Cafe was the restaurant we chose for our outing.

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We chose a variety of entrees, which allowed us to sample everyone's plate to satisfy all our tastebuds. Merl went the seafood route with crab cakes; Kels was channeling her inner Austin hippie by selecting the vegetarian gnocchi and I was in touch with my Southern self as I couldn't pass up the quail served over a bed of collard greens and goat cheese grits.

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I think it's safe to say we have dessert at least once if not twice a day here. We hate to be inconsistent, so we made our way to the Hey Cupcake trailer before going home.

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They had sold out of all flavors except this pumpkin concoction, and we ate every crumble and devoured the cream cheese icing.

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Even after our long day, the night was still young. Merl and I celebrated our last night of freedom with our suite mates Madison and Blakely before our midterm/essay heavy week.

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Both Madison (aka Mayms or Deal) and Blakely are from Houston also. The six of us (Claire from Midland is not pictured) get along famously and I couldn't fathom three better girls to share our oh so lovely pink tile bathroom with.

By the time our evening ended, it was early Sunday morning and ever since I've been a slave to my schoolwork. I hope this thorough documentation made up for lost times; I will do my best to not to make a habit of it!

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