I was Judson bound at approximately 9:23 a.m. EST on Friday. I arrived just before noon to a pleasantly quiet campus. There was not any impending work I needed to clear up last Friday, I just wanted to go hang out with my friends. It is strange how much I feel like I've missed out on just in the past few weeks. Luckily, I've been able to keep up with the major Judson happenings through Facebook.
Friday night, I went to Birmingham with a group of girls to celebrate a friend's 21st birthday. We ate at the Mellow Mushroom (which strangely enough, I have been craving for about 2 months now!). On the way back to school, me and the other three girls I was with decided to go by Walmart. On the way out, I (being extremely parched) steered our little group to the juice section intending to get some Simply Orange OJ. Instead, I was somehow talked into getting a puke green drink of a smoothie consistency even though everything in me said I should not drink something that looks like that... Yes! I did give into peer pressure. Whatever I drank is still unknown to me; it supposedly had multiple types of fruit plus ginger root, broccoli, and many other forms of greenery in it. Moral of the story: NEVER EVER let your friends talk you into buying a drink that they aren't buying because they say it "tastes different, but very good". YUCK YUCK YUCK! I will be sticking to Simply Orange from now on!
Saturday was a day filled with dancing and karaoke. Jill, my roommate (that I'm no longer living with, but refuse to call ex-roommate) is the dance teacher at Judson. When I was at Judson, we had various dance classes every Monday night. Because I was in town, we had a special dance class. We learned how to do a couple dances - one from the Nutcracker and the other was the Mamba. I failed miserably at the Mamba.... but it was fun!
Karaoke at J&Rs (a local eatery in Marion) was FABULOUS! I love to sing karaoke and I love to watch other people do it too! Some friends from MMI were really funny when they got up and sang. They always sang together and inserted entertaining sounds and lyrics into the songs. We even got Jill to get up to sing which was a challenge since going in she said she would never sing in front of people. It was a great day for sure!
The weekend ended with a Sunday morning service at St. Wilfrid's. St. Wilfrid's was my church home while at Judson. I really enjoyed going and seeing all the people there. Such a refreshing weekend with many of my favorite people!