Today is what the kids call Throwback Thursday, right? In the midst of scanning some pics that my dad sent me, I got to come across these gems from when my dad came to visit me at Auburn.
My first year at Auburn, I lived in what they called the Village. Can I just say that these things are no longer in commission? As in torn down to make room for RV Parking. And I’m also pretty sure there was asbestos in the ceiling. And I’m pretty sure each room housed a colony of cockroaches no matter how much you sprayed, killed, etc. I’m pretty shocked that we never saw a mouse or rat or some mutant mouse-rat hybrid.
I did love it, though. They were on-campus apartments, not dorms. My roommate and I had our own bedrooms and we shared a bathroom and kitchen, as well as pretty big living room. Well, big to the people who were shoved into a dorm. It was co-ed, (we had boys living right beside us!! As freshman, this was the coolest thing on earth), and we knew that our RA was high/drunk every day of the week, so we could pretty much do whatever we wanted. We had our own laundry facilities, and we would play mud football in between two of the buildings when it would rain. Alcohol? Sure. RA was passed out (once while in his car with his legs hanging out), so he didn’t care. He also got in very public fights with his girlfriend, but again, he never said five words to any of us, so it was all good. The Village was like our own little cult.
So it was really awesome to come across some pictures of that place I called home for a year. Please excuse the décor, as I was a freshman, and it was 2002.
Good ole apartment 8. Top floor.
OMG. I was 18 in this picture. And yes, that is a western themed blanket covering the couch. And a fiesta mouse (please someone tell me you know where to find these, I want another one so bad!) on the bookshelf.
My roomie was an artist and fashioned our initials out of rope light.
And there’s my roomie! We had pink lights surrounding our window and a martini light.
And where I slept for my entire freshman year, complete with Tommy Hilfiger bedding, and a construction paper masterpiece made my the roomie. The room was complete with a lei, a caboodle and orange and blue string lights. I was the coolest.
And for extra measure here is my ride from the time I was sixteen all the way through being twenty-five. My little tadpole. And yes, those are three pink butterflies.
So there’s where I lived for my first year at Auburn. I had a blast and going through some of these brought back some memories that I had actually forgotten about.