Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 18 (Warning picture overload)

Challenge Day 18 is Whatever Tickles your Fancy....so I am going to talk about what I did yesterday!!
Delta Delta Delta Bid Day 2010
Ok, I will try to explain what Rush is for those of you who do not know....about 1500 girls spend 5 days visiting houses and then the girls will cut houses they don't like and the houses will cut girls they don't like so it is "mutual" thing. Each house will end up with about 60 new pledges and it is an intense process. OU is a HUGE Greek School and it is a BIG deal to rush and pledge. I was a Tri Delt and that made Marissa a legacy but I told her pick any house she wanted!! But how fun that Tri Delt was #1 this year in her eyes and everyone else's too....she even had 2 girls quit because Tri Delt cut them and they didn't want anything else! So here is how Bid Day works..........
All the parents gather in the bottom of the dorms because you are not allowed upstairs until the "Bids" are handed out, this is us waiting...............
Then each girl gets a knock on the door and handed a formal Bid then girls come flying down the stairs screaming, yelling and crying...I am NOT kidding it is MASS chaos! Marissa and her bestie Macey both got Tri Delt they jumped around and screamed...it was so cute!
Next up, you run (I mean run with excitement) to the house (which is not close might I add)....because the whole house is waiting for you!!! It is CRAZY!! And all the fraternity boys were lined up yesterday hooting and hollering as the girls ran down the street! Ok...weather, it poured on us and it was like 95 with 100% humidity ...I literally was sweating thru my dress and felt like a flipping water buffalo!
Above is Marissa running into the arms of her new sisters and below is a glimpse of just the South Greek row filled with a sea of screaming girls!
As soon as you get there you are given your bid day shirt and I remember putting that shirt on it's amazing! Now Marissa is my sister Twice Over!!!!!
I followed Marissa around yesterday holding her stuff and taking pictures.......yes, I was happy for her...I would NOT of stood outside sweating for just anyone!
Here is Marissa and Taylor a friend of hers who is already a member in the house doing the Delta sign!
Marissa excited hugging her new Greek letter, the beautiful Tri Delt House behind! She was so glad rush week was over!
Pledge class pic! Marissa is a part of the 100th pledge class at OU....this is a HUGE year celebrating 100 years of sisterhood! I have never been an "active" alumna but now with Marissa there it will give me a chance to get more involved which I am looking forward to....I will be able to initiate her this fall also!
Marissa's NEW friends!!! "3 Times BETTER with just ONE letter" To learn more about OU Delta Delta Delta chapter "Theta Gamma" click HERE!
Last night they had the formal pledging ceremony and when I got home I collapse on the couch! I am not a spring chicken anymore, Bid Day was exhausting!!!!!! But one sweet mom told me I looked no older than 24, so who ever paid her to say that you made my DAY!!!!!!!
Congrats Marissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Erin said...

So FUN!! :)
Love your dress! Old Navy?

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

No. No. No. It's CERTAINLY not you. I adore you and you know that. This person doesn't read my blog...hence, I could vent on it!

Becky said...

That looks like so much fun!

Saradee said...

I'm so glad she pledged tri-delta!

Jeremy and Allison Hess said...

Congrats to your sister! cute post!

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