24 October 2008

Generation Cowboy

The fam ventured to Stillwater last weekend for THE GREATEST HOMECOMING CELEBRATION ON EARTH. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to experience the festivities, I’ll explain. Each year, OSU sororities and fraternities pair up to build these obnoxiously large house decorations in hopes of claiming the coveted sweepstakes trophy. They force their members to devote hours sticking colored tissue paper into chicken wire in a process known as pomping. Oh, yeah, and they spend thousands of dollars in the process. Of course, I was the nerd who lied about her pomping hours and hid out in the library. It may be anti-Cowboy to have this view, but to me, we could have shown our orange pride in a less expensive way and put the money we spent toward a good cause, such as our philanthropies. Mark’s fraternity gets it right. Each year during walkarounds (oh yeah, that’s when hundreds of alumni pack Greek row to check out the house decs), the Betas host a concert to raise money for domestic violence. Despite my sentiments, it felt great to be at home amongst friends and family. My pal Lindsay made the trip from Houston (she survived Gustav!). AND our pokes pulled through once again, thrashing the Baylor Bears, driving them to a No. 6 ranking in the BCS polls. Next hurdle: TEXAS. Enjoy the pics. By the way, that is the diva filing her fingernails at the football game.

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