Social Hour

11.01.2012

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{may, ellie, meghan, me & mimi}
Lately, I've strayed away from my routine posts documenting all my social outings. In case you were worried, I haven't entered a severe sophomore slump...yet anyway. There's still lots going on in West Campus and I'm keeping up as best as I can. Here's a brief recap of the past month or so.

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{meghan & mary beth // kate & jeff // tatum & willa // willa, katie, me & mimi // me & kate // willa, mimi and me // me & my date james}
For Kappa Tri Delt Ranch, we went to El Mercado, which is a Mexican restaurant within walking distance of the Kappa house. Afterwards, we headed to Scholz's Beer Garden (a long-time staple in UT bar world) for the date event.

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{me, julie, jenna caroline & elizabeth}
Several of us cheered on Jenna as she crossed the finish line (rain or shine!) at her cross country meet.

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{mary, jenna, patricia, julie, katie, leigh, elizabeth, willa, sara, tatum, becca, mimi, kendall, me, becca // caro & i // katie's bday celebration // kat's 21st // jenna's bday dinner at z tejas // me, ellie & molly at 3 Kappas' 21st bday tab // meghan & mimi // willa, megan & lyles // kat counting down to 21}
Lots of birthday bashes as usual.

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{jaclyn, kristen, mallory, erin, meghan, me, barbara, mimi, kendall, willa, katherine & whitney}
And then of course the fall time classic, football festivities before the game,

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{willa & i}
during,

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{meghan, me, joe, laura, kathryn & carter}
and after.

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The Bivins family hosted a group of us girls and our parents at their loft on Rainey Street for drinks, dinner and dessert for Parents Weekend. They surprised us with the darling personalized cups in the above photo, which are now stacked high in our cabinets.

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Daughters & Moms

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The loft overlooks Austin and all its hilly glory; it's much more attractive than our balcony's view of The Castilian and SAE as you can imagine.

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{olivia, me, julie, elizabeth & peyton // olivia & i // me & peyton // me & jules}
I couldn't help but reminisce on this night, which we plan to have a 2nd annual of this year, possibly with a Christmas gift exchange.

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{me, gabe & hannah // me & michelle // me, rando & hannah}
Following the private soirée, we went to 6th Street with our parents for a joint bar tab with Fiji. Yes, Cath & Jim survived 6th!

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{lindsay, quinn, chris, dad, jason, raul, me, mom, erin & emily, evan, amy, cecilia, ana & sam}
Emily's baptism was conveniently the same weekend as Parent's Weekend. Over half of the clan was in Austin for the christening, which was followed by a brunch at Z Tejas.

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{ellie & i // billy, pillsbury dough boy, me // maddie, james, me // meghan, madalyn, me // laura & i // me & peyton // phoebe, me, hannah // billy & i}
Owloween is our annual Halloween date dash with Chi O. Due to the last minute scheduling adjustment of my history midterm, I had to make last minute date/costume plans. Running low on creative steam, I suggested the classic cowboy & indian costume collaboration to my date, Billy. All that aside, it was such a fun event!

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I wasn't able to go to SAE Vegas last year, so I was excited to dress up for this event, which I did complete with veil, sequin dress, and a black boa decked out in playing cards.

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And other random outings like horsing around with P, 21st birthday tabs, extensive study sessions at the law library, late-night Walmart ventures, lots of selfies,

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post downtown slumber parties, Monday movie theatre nights, PCL playdates, philanthropic walks in the rain, and adventures with my girl Merl, as shown in bottom right. I've had more than one person ask me "if I'm still friends with Merl", and I take quite offense to it! We make trips to and from each other's room often, though I'll admit, the picture proof is lacking!

I can hardly wrap my mind around the fact that the holiday season is already here. It's all this fun that makes the year pass by so quickly without any of us noticing. For now I look forward to the rest of the semester as we celebrate the first day of November!


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