Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday the 13th . . .

is also known as Colgate Day, for all Colgate Alumni to wear Colgate gear and get together (probably drinking, let's face it).  
Since my friends and I have taken over the Colgate Alumni Club of Chicago, this event was exciting because it was the first one we've really run.  Super props to Dan, who I'm sure does not read this, for doing a great job in planning this event.  We probably had 40-50 people there, which is a huge improvement over the turnouts at alumni nights when I first moved to Chicago.
In college, I was in the Swinging Gates, an all-girls a cappella group.  Some of my best friends here in Chicago are other Swinging Gates who I have gotten to know so much better in our new city.  Last night, for the first time in a loooong time, we had all 4 voice parts at the party.  So with a little planning, we put together a short, 3 song set, and serenaded the rest of the crowd with some oldies but goodies.  It was so great to be singing again with these beautiful ladies, and I can't wait to go back for my 5-year college reunion at the end of May to sing with the whole group again!
Colgate Day was also the perfect opportunity to wear the vintage-looking Colgate sweater that Nate the Great got me for Christmas.  As it turns out, we were not the only people wearing new Colgate sweaters.   Some people asked if I had knit it.  No, I hadn't, but maybe I will be able to someday!

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