Thursday, July 16, 2009

Flashback Thursday: Are You Going to Chapel?

I've decided to participate in Flashback Thursday since the surfacing of several good pics from college. It all started with this pic on Facebook:


At first you may notice my super short hair and bulimia-looking skinniness, but allow me to further explain. This picture sums up how I spent most of my time in college. While other college students were enjoying their new found freedom — mostly at Rabb's or the Que Stick — I was at the BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministries). We were dressed in camo for Survival Week. The week the freshman come to campus and move into dorms and so on. That also explains the name tags, however we did wear name tags to every BCM event.

The BCM held chapel every day (where Lilies of the Field had most if its gigs). I planned my class schedule around chapel. We also had these things called family groups. Because the BCM was so large, they divided us into smaller groups so the organization would be easier to digest. I was a family group mom and Kelly Clark was my husband. Parents dress up for the Family Group announcement parties and our theme that year was "Famous Couples." Of course, Kelly and I decided to be George and Weezie. Kelly was already bald, so we had to duct tape the hair to his head.


We did a lot of dressing up at the BCM. When you don't drink, a good costume always gets the party (aka. Foot Function since Baptists don't dance) started. The 80s Prom Foot Function remains my favorite. Second place goes to the Halloween Foot Function, where I made costumes for the entire cast of Winnie the Pooh.


My hunky prom date was Jay Whittington, who let me draw hair on his chest with an eyeliner pencil. (This pic was taken at the BCM House, R.I.P. It was later condemned and torn down.) I may not have done college like most people, but I have warm memories of those BCM days.

7 comments:

Kate said...

I know that I have NEVER told you this before, but I LOVED the short hair.

Stephanie Netherton said...

I think you and Brent Hammett were the only ones. And I think you only liked it because it was bizarre. But, for the record, I know where you stand.

crystalwibben said...

Nothing wrong with a little "Baptist" in your life...keeps ya grounded!

Patrick said...

I am impressed that you made it into college at the age of 12...

Stephanie Netherton said...

I had a lot of Baptist going on! Not necessarily a bad thing!

Patrick, the a difference six years can make. It's a little sad.

Ashley said...

I always thought you were the best dressed at the prom. I remember being so impressed with your attention to detail!

Stephanie Netherton said...

It's all about having the right dress. You can't go wrong with polka-dotted gigantic shoulder puffs!

For the record, you were the best Britney ever! Those red pleather pants are etched into my mind forever!

I had no idea you were blogging! Yay!!