Friday, September 28, 2012

Sorority Recruitment Madness

Seriously. It's amazing how some schools handle Formal Sorority Recruitment. Having helped out this year with my local chapter, it's amazing how much time and effort is required. Granted, it's been a few years (cough, cough...decade) since I went through. But OH. MY. GOD.

All I had to do was show up at the house. Put out drinks and occasionally food. Then after the party, clean up and put out fresh supplies for the next party.

Not rocket science.

But when the parties start at 7pm and don't finish until 11:30 or so some nights? Yeah, I'm tappin' out at 9:45/10.

I give the actives a TON of credit for what they do. Talking to over 1100 women over six days of parties already. And they've talked to some of the potential women three times already. Eesh! And I thought recruitment with 40 potentials was tough. Psshhhh, that was a drop in a bucket!

Luckily tonight is the last night of parties. We have four Preference parties tonight. And following that, Bid Day on Sunday, which, I don't have to attend. Whew!

Though to be fair, if I was still 19-23, single and no kids. I think I could hang with the best of them. But now, I'm an old fart and want to be in bed by 10:30. (Honestly a little earlier than that wouldn't hurt either.) 

Enjoy your weekend and for some fun Sorority Movie recommendations*:

1. Legally Blonde - Classic by now
2. Sorority Wars - Cheesy, but a decent movie
3. House Bunny - Hilarious with a heart of gold!
4. Pumpkin - Sweet story. Kinda subversive though.
5. Revenge of the Nerds - More Greek than specifically sorority.
6. Animal House - Again more Greek.

*Note - All these movies have some grain of truth to them, but keep in mind they are no where near to how things really are in a Greek organization.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kick in the Ass

So I've obviously not been posting. I was happy in just reading/stalking all of my favorite blogs. But Sara from Sara's Organized Chaos is having a swap. I LOVE swaps. But alas, can't enter because I haven't been actively blogging. So I guess, it's just the kick in the pants I need to figure out what to write. It's crazy how easy it is to slip out of practice of doing it. Honestly, I just haven't felt that there's been anything post-worthy.

Though, come to think of it.

* Squeaker turned one last week. Where has the year gone? My little man is almost walking already. Eesh.
* Angel Baby has finished up her first year of dance and has started her SECOND year. Double eesh.
* I've started my second year of advising for my sorority.
* The Hubs and I are doing amazingly better than we were a year ago. Of course, when I'm not the size of a house and either incubating a child or recovering from giving birth to said child, it's pretty easy to feel all romantical and sexy.
* My brother is getting married to a wonderful, beautiful and charming woman that I'm so excited to call my sister. 
* Finally had my job reclassified. So I got a bump up in pay. And I'm actually working in grade instead of above it.
* Have a cruise planned for just me and the Hubs in October.
* I initiated into my Circle in April.

* LUPEC is on hiatus until January.  I need a girls night out like a junkie needs his next fix.
* I've been lax in my cross-stitch project. And I'll have to put it on hiatus and start a new one soon. (Gift for Christmas)
* I haven't lost as much weight as I wanted to. But then again, when have I ever? I'll get there. It's just taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!!
* I  haven't had much chance to go to ritual lately. And won't be able to go to Samhain either (due to the cruise). Hopefully, I'll get to go to Yule.
* After LetterMo I really dropped off the Letter Writing Wagon. I hope to get caught up soon with all my pen-pals.

That's really all I can think of right now. So I guess when you put everything together, the pros outweigh the cons. And that's all you can really ask for isn't it?

Well? What's new with you?