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Old 06-21-2007, 03:51 PM
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Honestly, this is probably more in the spirit of what the founders did/wanted than today's rush. But I understand why that wouldn't work.
Exhaustion! By the end of rush, you just hated the sound of a ringing telephone!

I should also add that, each time you were seen on campus by a sister whose house you were rushing, you were under the microscope. If you went to a fraternity party, you had to act VERY circumspect, yet fun. It was a very hard tightrope. My mother had worked her social group, and I had recs to (bless her heart, she acted as if I was rushing at an SEC school!):
Alpha Delta Pi
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Zeta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
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The Parties were a half an hour this time:

Ann, her roomie, Meg, and I went on the same run with one exception; Lisa was now rushing on her own. For this round, I wore a khaki pants, a yellow shell, and a navy blazer, with the all-important neck scarf (the designer who had all the links along the edge?) and my special pin.

Our first house was Diamonds. This was a skit round, and after having some punch and cookies, we were all seated to watch their skit, based on a Disney movie which would give it away. Meg found someone from her high school and was thrilled. We all left in a good mood.

We then went to Garnets. The whole room was covered with foil, and chairs were set up as if we were on a plane. We were served snacks from sisters dressed as flight attendants, on those old-fashioned airline trays, and sisters dressed up as various characters sat among us. It was a cute skit, and I loved how comfortable I felt there.

Jade's party was a Mickey Mouse theme. Ann and Meg loved it, but I didn't feel at home there. I was beginning to think that, to be in a sorority, I had to "dumb down" to like these skits. They served corndogs and punch, and again, a chorus of sisters hummed continually.

Emerald did an Alice in Wonderland skit, which started with us having to get down on our hands and knees to "go down the rabbit hole". I was not a happy camper! I can't remember what they served, or the skit, just that I was going through this for my Rho Chi, and I was resenting it. I found out later that Ann & Meg felt the same way.

At last, the Rubies' party. It had a circus theme, and we had popcorn, peanuts, and cracker jacks. Without giving it away, one of the sisters got tangled in a web of cotton candy (I found out much later that it was quite easy to do! They had to have a different sister for each party in this part!), and how her sisters helped her out. The three of us were separated, and we each got to know sisters much better that way.

So, after this round, I ranked the parties:
Rubies
Garnets
Diamonds
Jade
Emeralds

Ann ranked them:
Jade
Garnets
Rubies
Diamonds
Emeralds

Megan ranked them:
Diamonds
Garnets
Rubies
Jade
Emeralds

Lisa ranked them:
Garnets
Rubies
Jade
Amethysts
Emeralds

This time, the Chat Dates became a bit more serious. Finances were discussed, Diamonds, Garnets, Rubies, and Jade all had Rush Mixers with at least two different fraternities - everything was cranked up a notch. Then came the day we were to receive our invitations to the 3rd round parties.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:59 PM
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Jade's party was a Mickey Mouse theme. Ann and Meg loved it, but I didn't feel at home there. I was beginning to think that, to be in a sorority, I had to "dumb down" to like these skits. They served corndogs and punch, and again, a chorus of sisters hummed continually.
Sometimes a corn dog is just a corn dog. However, I wonder how much scrutiny y'all were under while eating those corn dogs.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:23 AM
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Sometimes a corn dog is just a corn dog. However, I wonder how much scrutiny y'all were under while eating those corn dogs.
LMAO! You never cease to amuse me.




I don't think I would have survived this type of recruitment. The chat dates just sound too intense.

Anxious to hear more!
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:41 AM
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For this round, I wore a khaki pants, a yellow shell, and a navy blazer, with the all-important neck scarf (the designer who had all the links along the edge?) and my special pin.
Please say there were shoulder pads!
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:49 AM
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Please say there were shoulder pads!
HAD to be! Honeychile is the epitome of class and refinement but even she couldn't have avoided the horrifying 80's fashion trends.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:53 AM
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I'm just going to say it: the more conservative preppy stuff from the 80s didn't/doesn't look bad. It's weirdly kind of timeless. If you looked at a lot of the stuff, it'd be hard to say definitively which decade it was from. It's almost like some aspects of clothes from the 50s for guys. Khakis, button downs and v-neck sweaters? Maybe a little boring, but timeless.

Unfortunately, by the late 80s at least where I lived, I'd say preppy had given way to MTV inspired trendy stuff or extreme business wear (shoulder pads, etc.), so I'm amused/horrified by what kids wear on 80s day at school. Apparently for a lot of kids, 80s fashion= brightly colored spandex.

If you've never seen a copy of the Preppy Handbook, it's pretty funny.
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:45 AM
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If you've never seen a copy of the Preppy Handbook, it's pretty funny.
You want to see funny, read the book "Fer Shurr! How to be a Valley Girl, Totally!" from 1982. I still have my copy from when I was 11 years old.

Like Oh My God, I was a total dork.

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Old 06-22-2007, 10:50 AM
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I remember - teenagers looking like a Talbots catalogue.

My sister worked at the Limited in the early 80's when they were doing monogrammed shetland wool sweaters that we wore with our plaid skirts, knee socks, and clogs (quite comfy, actually).

I remember her coming out to the AOPi house and getting orders from the girls.

Don't forget the turned up collars of the Lacoste (right?) alligator polo shirts!

Fun thread - just a bit after I rushed, so I can relate to the styles!
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:56 AM
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Don't forget the turned up collars of the Lacoste (right?) alligator polo shirts!
People still wear those.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:41 AM
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Yes, I know - I think here in the Midwest, you saw them a lot then, then not for awhile like other areas. I see them a bit now, still, but not like in the early 80's.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:43 AM
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I still have my monogrammed Bermuda Bag . . . not that I use it, but I just can't throw it out!
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:46 AM
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I still have my monogrammed Bermuda Bag . . . not that I use it, but I just can't throw it out!
I would say something here, but I think one more "Not to make you feel old" comment, and SWTXBelle is going to be in the car to Carolina to smack me upside the head....
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what's a Bermuda bag?
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what's a Bermuda bag?


ETA: Lily's actually got some cute ones - if I actually carried a purse.

A ladybug one with letters would actually be kinda cute.
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Oh I have a Vera Bradley bag that's similar.
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