Bf and I met in at College of Charleston even though we didn’t date until after he graduated. I would love to say that we met romantically in Spanish 202 or that we shared a pedicab one night or even that I bumped into him on the street… but no. We met at a bar…. THOUGH friends… but still at a bar.
So when we headed to my friends’ Casey and Will’s wedding in Charleston this past weekend it gave us a chance to revisit our Alma Mater and reminisce. We walked those familiar streets, pointed at buildings where we had class and noticing all the changes that have occurred since we left. It was really nice to do that together. It also made us feel really old together. College was the greatest times of both our lives so far and we both miss those times. Sniff. Well, I miss it until it gets about midnight and I get sleepy.
Here’s a picture tour of
my our campus:
I know you may not find it interesting to see where I had class in college. But.. here you go anyway. I probably walked in that building 300 times with my iPod blasting some country song and booty shorts.
I graduated from the School of Education at C of C, but when I was there, there was no building for it. We were crammed in with the Phys Ed majors in the P.E. building. I’m jealous that now there is actually a building for my major.
Bf and I walked St. Phillips St. pointing at our old buildings and telling stories from our college days. I think that maybe we were trying to out-do one another with awesome college stories… although he had heard all mine and I have definitely heard all of his.
The college looked so beautiful that it looked like a movie college. It looked so… collegiate. I loved these hanging banners.
My college roommate sent me a message yesterday saying:
“I just got an email from CofC saying there are having a moonlight breakfast tonight in the cafeteria! Remember how we used to LOVE when they did that. Haha… maybe you should drive down so we can go.”
I burst out laughing not because the Caf was so much fun on Moonlight night, but because I had absolutely no recollection of EVER going to Moonlight night! I just thought we went to the Silver Dollar and drank Miller lite.
I don’t know when they started this whole “CougarPalooza” business, but I want in.
C of C was built in 1770 and it has beautiful architecture. This is one of my favorite arch ways on the entire campus. My college roommate, Kathleen, just to walk here together, always in awe of how pretty the campus was.
There have been some famous names that have walked through those doors:
NAFEES BIN ZAFAR, CLASS OF 1998
Academy Award winning visual effects engineer (2008 award for technology) who contributed his talents to the special effects in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,”“Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” and “Flags of our Fathers,” among others.
PADGETT POWELL, CLASS OF 1974
Powell is an award-winning writer and novelist. He has published four novels, including Edistoand Mrs. Hollingsworth’s Men.
FRANK BLAIR (1916-1995), CLASS OF 1934
Blair was an early cast member of NBC’s “The Today Show”, serving as a newsman and anchor from 1953 to 1974
ROBERT MILLS (1781-1855)
Mills studied at the College in the late 18th century. He is considered by many to be the first American-born architect. Mills designed the Washington Monument as well as the Department of Treasury building and the U.S. Patent Office building.
This is the Cistern where I graduated in ’07 and Bf graduated in ’04. We were both 5 year students we loved school so much. At least that was my reason.
Bf asked “Do I look like I college student?”
The day I graduated it poured down rain. The ceremony was outdoors. We all got drenched, but didn’t care. I was just so excited for what was next.
But isn’t it always like that? The second you leave, everything changes. We made such good memories as college students from our outings with friends, to the beach, to the jobs we had. It was nice to get to go back and remember.