Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

thursday 13

Thirteen Things I remember about Union Univ in Jackson, Tn

1. I learned more at Union than just my classes

2.I had the greatest roommates ever

3.I lost almost 80 pounds my sophomore year just to gain it back years later. Thank you so much O Charleys

4.I ate in the cafeteria a total of 3 times in 4 years

5.We had tornado warnings and the upstairs neighbors had to come down

6.We had room checks each month and one of the things was to defrost the freezer which meant turning it off and using a hairdryer to melt the ice..haha

7.One of my college neighbors is also adopting from China

8.I was not in a sorority but most of my friends were in one particular one

9.I learned that even if I you are going to a Southern Baptist School, not everyone believes the same thing you do

10.I became a fan of Steven Curtis Chapman which eventually lead to our decision to adopt from China

11.I went on a spring break missions trip to New Orleans

12. 2 of my roomies and one of my best friends were involved in my wedding

13. Its odd, people I expected to be friends with forever, I am no longer in contact with and people I didnt know well I communicate with frequently

I have the great memories from those 4 years and although it was a small school, I have met blogging friends who actually graduated the same time. I didnt go to a party school or have the same experiences a lot of people have in college, but I wouldn't trade those years in for anything!!!!

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56 comments:

Nicole Austin said...

Sounds like a pretty good experience. I wish that I'd had the chance to go away to school and live in the dorms!

Happy TT!

Southern Girl said...

You know I'd love the theme of this week's TT, don't you? ;) I had some of those same Union experiences -- wouldn't trade them for anything. Union rocks!

impworks said...

Sounds like you had an interesting time :-)

Barb said...

Hi Amy,

I wonder if you know how we parents who paid those college cafeteria fees, year after year, felt when we found out our kids were eating at Taco Bell. LOL I swear, I couldn't believe it because all the food, all the choices, in the cafeteria looked wonderful to me. Apparently neither one of my girls agreed. At all.

Thank you so much for the way you visit my blog and leave such sweet comments. I tell you, I've been awful about repaying visits, but I'm determined. I shall endeavor to perservere!

pussreboots said...

I remember having to teach my roommates how to defrost a refrigerator. LOL. Happy TT.

EHT said...

I can relate heavily to #9. My son attends Truett McConnell and he has experienced the same thing. Quite an eye opener when you have been shelted in your home church all of your life.

Suprina said...

Love Jackson TN!
I have heard the college is great.
#9 is so true!

Great TT Amy!

Thomma Lyn said...

Sounds like you enjoyed good years in college! I did in many ways, but there were so many ups and downs and I got myself into messes and made some terrible decisions because when I was that young, I didn't know my butt from a hole in the ground, but I digress... live and learn. :)

I am glad I lived in the dorms when I was in college -- what an experience! There isn't anything quite like it. :)

atomicgirl said...

aww.... You just made me remember my own four years at college.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Sounds like a great time. I sort of miss the college years; they were carefree and easy, but challenging. And yes, I learned more outside of class than I did inside. I think that's how college is supposed to be.

Comedy + said...

I didn't party through college either. What a nice bunch of memories. Have a great TT. :)

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Sounds wonderful. I don't stay in touch with anybody from college. Happy TT!

Sue said...

Sounds like a great time filled with wonderful memories .. :) Happy TT!

MamaLee said...

Ahhh, made me think back on my college days!

Happy TT!

maggie said...

Wow. Sounds like it was a good time

Gabriella Hewitt said...

Sounds like a good school. College should teach about life. Seriously, what else is there to learn that is more important?

Lori said...

Sounds like a great place:) Memories are awesome!! Happy TT.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

I'm glad that you had such a good experience. My college had 50,000 students enrolled when I was there. I felt like cattle being driven through the feed lot. Not to be recommended. :-)

Happy TT!

DK said...

Wow, sounds like a great experience. Any place that leaves that many positive memories has to be good! Thanks for sharing them. I really enjoyed this list :) Happy TTing!
DK

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I have enjoyed aspects of the various colleges I have attended. I even have a few friends that I have kept for years.

Damozel said...

Sounds like you had fun. Good for you. I have to agree about the cafeteria fees though---my parents paid for meals and I went out to eat ALL THE TIME. Looking back, the cafeteria food wasn't so awful; I just wanted to get away from the college atmosphere at mealtimes.

Gloria said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time there! I am enjoying it, but I have my pains as well. It's such a painful pleasure. Oooer, I just made it sound so wrong. Thankfully I'm not staying in dorms with roomies (I did in college though) so they don't have to suffer my monstrosity. I'm not the easiest person to live with!

Hootin'Anni said...

Great list this week Amy. I love the fact that a roommate/college student is also adopting! Ironic, but oh so neat!!

Mine's posted

The Gal Herself said...

I had a freezer that I had to defrost, too! I bet there are people who read this post who don't even know such a thing existed!

Sparky Duck said...

good thing about college, even at a place like BYU, you still get to meet different people from different walks of life.

hmm, sorority, sorority...

Alasandra said...

Thanks for visiting my TT.
http://alasandra2003.blogspot.com/

Sounds like you had a good time in college.

Lesley said...

Congratulations on your bundle of joy!!! I hope that the adoption goes over smoothly! That must be a pretty stressful process.

I have such great memories from college!

Peter Plum said...

Thanks for sharing this list and for stopping by VeggieTales Review

Lazy Daisy said...

Interesting list. Thanks for the insights into your life.

Christie O. said...

don't you just love college memories? everyone's are different but the theme is still the same. i cherish mine. and that's so true about the friends!! that's happened with me too! happy tt!! great to see you! love the new look, too, not sure if I've told you that yet!

MamaArcher said...

sounds like some very good life lessons were learned. thanks for your list.

Karen said...

LOL, you were right, of course I love this list:) As a member of said sorority, I can say I wish you had joined, it was so much fun, and I love the contacts it has brought after college as well. We lived in Jacksonville, FL after we first got married, Nick was stationed at NAS Cecil Field, then NAS JAX. All of our mutual Navy friends (except his roomate and my ex, Jason) went there as well. When they all left, I was almost engaged to Jason. Imagine their shock when I showed up married to Nick:) I also must say that Union does have a party scene...some of that carries over to Lambuth, but not all. Those were good times. I did eat lunch in the cafeteria every day, and occasionally dinner, but mostly used my credits in the short order area that had extended hours!

Lulu said...

Sounds like you have some wonderful memories!

That Blue Girl said...

Ahhhh...college memories. Great idea for a 13! Thanks for checking out my 13 about books. I hope you get a chance to read some of them. Have a fantastic weekend!

Mercy's Maid said...

My nephew is attending Union. :)

N.J.Walters said...

Sounds like you had a great time in college.

Happy TT!

What Works For Us said...

LOL regarding #3!! ;-)

Ember Case said...

I remember defrosting with the hairdryer - oy! I don't miss that.

Elle Fredrix said...

Number 13 is so true. I had freinds when I was younger that I was sure would be at my side for the rest of my life. Where are they now.

Great list.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

My college days were some of my best too - great list! :)

Melanie said...

Great 13! Sounds like school made the right kind of impact on you! :) I was also in a small school - not a party school - which was just as fun and as memorable! Happy TT

Angela/SciFiChick said...

I don't communicate much with old college friends.. probably because of the distance factor. But I lost touch with my guy friends much sooner than girls. They're awful at keeping in touch!

Babystepper said...

Sounds like you had some great college years

It's amazing how different the university world is from any other.

I added pictures to my book list, if you're interested.

Misslionheart said...

My Hubby defrosts our freezer with a hairdrier, and he's a chef!

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Jill said...

I think I went aproximatively the same amount of times to my U cafeteria than you!!
And, Amy, descriptive little school?? I think the one I went to my beat you to this point!!

Laurie said...

Hey Amy!

I spent a week at Union one summer in junior high when it hosted a camp I went to. My memory? Suite style rooms (we though oh so cool!), and buying ice cream sandwiches to put in those freezers you mentioned! :-)

Laurie

Jennifer Dunne said...

It's amazing how wonderful your college years can be when you really connect with your school, isn't it? Those are the years when your personal identity really solidifies.

I'm *so* glad I went to RPI instead of MIT!

Thanks for visiting my blog, and commenting on my TT, 13 favorite games.

Mama Pajama said...

All that sounds very familiar! I went to TX A&M...and had a similar experience. College is such a different world! Thanks for stopping by my site!

cajunvegan said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I went there once ... ages ago.

PEA said...

I never continued with my schooling after I graduated from grade 12 but I have some friends who went on to college and heard some of their stories! lol Glad to hear you have so many wonderful memories of your time at college:-) xox

Irishcoda said...

Ah, what nice memories! Thanks for visiting my blog--I see you've got more than one, me too! and you like to read, me too! :)

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Hi Amy - it's so nice to meet you! O'Charleys... haha me too!

And tornados! Ugh. Before we moved south, every day every day!

Happy TT

Megan

www.silentmessenger.org

(dual bloggers - hahaha and bad kitty cats)

Goofy Girl said...

Holy moly you've got a lot of comments :)

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I don't talk to a ton of people from college anymore, but I did meet my bf there :)

boliyou said...

Sounds like a great experience. Glad you enjoyed it!

Norma said...

A great idea for a TT. Sounds like a good school. My TT is up.

Joy Renee said...

i remember watching my mom defrost our fridge in the days before hiar dryers. she would wrap the contents of the freezer in a blanket on the kitchen table and leave the door of the freezer compartment hang open for several hours and hack and scrape the ice into chunks she could toss in the sink and catch the melt in cake pans. afterwards the floor needed mopping. and all of this between clearing up the breakfast mess and starting the evening meal preparation. with two pre-schoolers under foot.

i'm glad for you your college experience is full of fond memorites.

thanx for visiting