Sunday, May 31, 2009

Oh Reunions...

I just got back from a CRAZY weekend in Princeton. Princeton has an annual reunion weekend, where graduating classes come back and basically party all weekend. Every fifth class hosts a tent and the "off" years are hosted by the year surrounding it. The tents have a lunch/dinner, as well as a band at night and LOTS OF BEER. Seriously, it is the largest single purchase of alcohol in the United States...they bring in semi-trucks full of kegs. I'm not even sure how to describe what happens at these reunions because it is unlike anything I've heard of. I've never seen so much orange in my life! Each class as their "jacket" which they get at their 25th reunions, and it's usually some version of orange/black/a tiger. And rather ugly, but they love them. There's a P-rade, which is a parade in which all alumni walk, starting with the oldest returning guy. The current graduating class is at the end, waiting for all the alumni to pass by, so they just party until they get there. At night, everyone wanders from tent to tent to enjoy the bands and free beer.

I have not consumed that much beer in a REALLY long time. My poor liver!

As a side note, I don't go to Princeton! The Rocket Scientist (boyfriend of glory, for those new-ish readers) is a grad student there, so they get to participate in all the school stuff. Which works out because Princeton treats its students quite well.

So that was pretty much my weekend. I will not be having another one like that for a long time!

RS and I headed out for a run today in an attempt to make up for the massive liquid caloric intake. We also did a fair amount of dancing, so that helped to balance out the beer. It was warm today, and we were probably dehydrated and tired from the festivities, so four miles seemed looooong. Naturally my garmin's battery wasn't charged since I forgot to plug it in all weekend, so we were out of luck on keeping track, which is probably for the better!

Sunday, May 31
4-4.5-ish miles in 35:something. Pace not really known!

Can you believe that tomorrow is June?!?!? This year has been going by so fast and so slow all at the same time. So excited for summer!!


  1. Sounds like you had a nice weekend away. Alumni parties are so much fun. Mine is in a couple weeks and I can't wait. I agree. I can't believe it's June already!

  2. I've always found that beer helps my running :)

  3. Oh, Princeton... The boyfriend spent a summer there doing work in some science lab (Rocket Scientist #2?), so I got to visit and run by the canal thing. It was hot then too.

  4. Sounds like a fun and crazy weekend.
    Gotta love school traditions. :-)

  5. Glad you had a fun weekend. I can't believe June is over. The time just goes by so much faster as you get older!

  6. The fun was worth it, right? :)

    I can't believe it is June either. I am happy June 1 is on a Monday. I feel like I get a fresh start. Start to what... I am not sure ;)

  7. Fun times at Princeton!

    I can't believe it's JUNE, either, woah!

  8. Sounds like a fun weekend! Wish my school did something like that! Ha!

  9. girl you're a party animal! how fun :) and you have a genius for a boyfriend VERY LUCKY!

    thanks for all your help with the training advice I'm definitely gonna look up that schedule! How long in advance did you start training? I'm SO nervous about it!! I'm gonna need all your help haha you're a marathon guru!

  10. Sounds fun! And I seriously can't believe it's JUNE!!! Yay for summer!!!

  11. Sounds like a fun weekend.

    Nothing wrong with a little beer :)

  12. ohhh that sounds like so much fun!!