The only thing that I contributed to Judson's traditional pageant was my friend Kezia/Little Red's Mary Jane shoes! It's wonderful to be a senior and just get to sit back and enjoy the show. The Jr/Soph class did a great job putting on the play for their big sisters. It seems like a million years since my Jr/Soph year when I was "Olive of Orlando" in Kokonut Kapers. It was fun and made me get to know members of my class a lot better, but I definitely do not miss the going-to-bed-at-the-crack-of-dawn-after-pageant-practice-and-homework feeling!
Another friend, Audra, was the wolf. Her good friend Nick goes to South Alabama and came to see her perform. As pageant is at night, he needed a place to stay, so I offered him the guest room at my house. My sister is a freshman at the University of Houston, so her room was free for Audra, as well. It ended up being kind of a Comedy of Errors. I didn't know it, but Nick is highly allergic to dogs and cats. My family has four cats and three dogs, one of which is an indoor German Shepherd. He also didn't know to bring his allergy medicine. To make the poor guy's night worse, the light in the guest room didn't get turned off, which kept my pet finches awake. They trilled all night, so he kept on waking up thinking a cell alarm was going off. The next morning he tried incredibly hard to be postitive. It was a little difficult though, through all the sneezes and tissues.
It was fun having friends over, though. The next morning we all went to St. Wilfrid's Episcopal, the church I grew up in. Sunday was quite appropriately our annual Bring A Friend To Church Sunday, complete with a very delicious potluck dinner!