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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Thanks for the Memories

It's awfully hard to believe that I graduated from Temple University nearly 8 years ago! But even though my undergraduate days have been over for so long, I remember them like they were just yesterday. I remember how hard I worked, how much fun I had, and how independent I was. It was, without a doubt, the greatest time in my life.

So it's always nice to return to the scene of the crime, so to speak. Today I attended an alumni brunch at Temple's School Communications and Theater, where I majored in journalism. It was an opportunity to catch up with a few familiar faces and meet some new ones, as well as to stuff my face with some good food. I did manage to stop eating long enough to pose for the camera with Hooter, the Temple Owls mascot.

As I write this entry, I'm chuckling at the memory of attending a basketball game in which Hooter was issued a technical foul for mistakenly entering the court because he/her/it thought that there was a timeout on the floor. Former head coach John Chaney was furious at the call and he ended up with a technical foul as well. Then the team lost the game, which made me livid!

While I can never re-create that time in my life, it sure does feel good to once again be a student at Temple, where I hope to complete my master's degree in urban studies by the end of the year, even though I don't physically spend much time on campus.

It's just too bad that the basketball team is not nearly as great as it once was. But maybe things will start to turn around because I'm back! GO OWLS!!!

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