After spending yesterday catching up on work and mentally debriefing from the OAM reunion, here’s what I’ve learned as a result of the weekend:
- My best friends are my college friends. Sure, the GF is my best-est friend, but I think she counts because she would have been a perfect OAM alumna if she had only know about it when she was applying.
- I really, really, cannot tolerate heat well. This is no surprise to anyone.
- The drive from
to OAM-ville doesn’t feel nearly as long as it is. Sure, it’s six hours, but it *feels* like less. This is a good sign because I have to drive back up there in two weeks for the GF-and-I’s trip camping in the wilderness*. Chicago
- My little 6-inch fan is useless as a room air-circulator. In fact, I think it circulated air about as well as my breathing in and out.**.
- It’s only been ten years, but I’m already turning curmudgeonly and nostalgic about my college experience vis-à-vis the current students***.
- Applying 55 spf sunblock every 2-3 hours is overdoing it a little, and will result in a thick layer of grout-like sunblock remnant working its way into every wrinkle on your skin.
- OMG gas is cheap there! Well...either that or it's god-awful expensive in Chicago. The day I left I filled up for about $1 less per gallon than I usually pay down here. The final total added up to less than $40 for the first time in *months*!
- We OAM alums sure like blogging about reunion!
* Complete with bears!
** Seriously, it was such a crappy fan that I threw it in the trash rather than carry it back home.
*** “We didn’t have no ‘recreation center’! We didn’t have no ‘wireless internet’! We had to use dialup! And if we had a 56k modem we were *lucky*!”