Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nerd Party

Just a random memory from going to a (gasp!) state school:
In college, my roommate and I hosted a Halloween WOP party. (If you don't know what WOP is, find a 21-year-old. They'll tell ya.) It was just a bunch of English Lit and Psychology nerds getting together to drink cheap vodka spiked kool-aid out of a Rubbermaid bin. (We were all class, all the way.)
Anyway, the party was a huge success. One of our guests came dressed as a member of the marching band. Actually, I think he WAS a member of the marching band (nerrrrd party), either way, his costume was FANTASTIC. He wore everything from the little white cap down to the spats on his shoes. The only problem was that he brought along his own trombone, which he did not hesitate to play--badly. Do you have any idea how LOUD a trombone is when blasted in a two-bedroom apartment? Take my word for it: it's unbearably loud--even at the rowdiest of Nerd Parties.
Well, someone must have elected to take it from him because two days later, I found it under my bed.
I have no recollection of ever giving it back to him. I wonder what happened to it.


erin said...

Dear Angie, Why didn't we hang out more in college?? We would have a lot of fun Nerd Parties together. (Wait...isn't this blogging thing just a Cyber-Nerd Party?)
Love, Erin

Kara Jo said...

I was just about to say "this sounds like one of those things one would lie awake thinking about in the middle of the night"...and then I saw the time you posted this. Hehe.

angie said...

bah ha! i love this! and erin, while i read the post i thought "what the h! why wasn't i there?!?!" hahaha we met far too late in the game. i should have been less intimidated by your standing up to stacey (was that his name???) in our first shared class. also, i was remembering NOTA weekends when we'd pick what would be published in the next issue just the other day! gaul. good times. so many good hours lost (spent?) in hibbard.

angie said...

oh, and p.s. thanks for totally outing me on your friend's blog! hahaha i mean, even after i outed myself! :) but seriously. funny. can you believe i blog-stalked you for so long before telling you? how embarrassing.

erin said...

Angie, not embarrassing. Awesome.
KJ, you are absolutely right.

Anonymous said...

Nerds or not, that party is BY FAR one of my favorite memories from college! In fact, the other day my friend asked me if I would be recreating it for my bachelorette party. It's something to think about!

erin said...

Anon-it's absolutely one of my favorite memories, too. I miss living with you, my friend. :)

Jolene said...

Nerds rock.