Friday, November 5, 2010

Joel McHale & Wagner Homecoming

For Chris' Birthday back in August I bought two tickets to see Joel McHale open the New York Comedy Festival at Carnegie Hall. We are BIG fans of The Soup and The Community, in which he stars in both. We only started watching The Soup this year, but now we DVR it every Friday and it's become somewhat of a tradition to watch before we go to bed on Fridays. It's just the kind of mindless comedy we need before bed after a long week. Anyway, tonight is the night: we are going to see Joel McHale at Carnegie Hall and we are seriously soooo excited!

I'll recap all about it next week. In the meantime, I completely forgot to mention that Chris and I went to our Alma Mater's Homecoming two weeks ago! We didn't have many friends attend this year, unfortunately it seems to become less and less every year. I was almost tempted to throw in the towel myself, but Chris insisted that it's tradition, and we had to go. I was fine with that...and we're only a 40 minute drive from the school anyway so we hopped in the car and headed to Wagner College on Staten Island. We ran into quite a few people we hadn't seen in awhile and had some great catch-up time with our friends Liz and Becca. We managed to get into the Alumni tent JUST as they were closing it up and grab some food without having registered (mwahahaha). We watched the tail end of the actual game (we lost), and then walked around the beautiful campus that is, Wagner. 

This was our first time back since our Engagement photos back in August. We got to tour the new dormitory, Foundation Hall. It was beautiful on the outside, and very neat on the inside...but I don't know if I would have chosen to live in that dorm had I still been at Wagner.
I still go through various pangs of missing college so very very much...much like I do with anything. I'm the type of person who misses everything. Even at the ripe old age of 25, I can sometimes pine for "the good old days". I miss High school, I miss my apartment for 2 1/2 years in Astoria, heck, sometimes I even miss Elementary School (life was so simple back then!) What can I say?...I'm a nostalgic person.

It's not to say that I don't love my life now, because I do. I just miss when so many of the people who were close to me in my life were in one place. There were friends to hang out with or vent to any time, any day. I miss practicing piano literally! I miss singing in choir 3 or more days a week. I miss the amaaazing salad bar in the cafeteria and that I was just a 5 minute walk away from the caf. and from the gym. Also....I miss this view!
Lucky for me, I feel very fortunate that we have a great group of friends from Wagner who have all managed to stay in touch. Even though we don't see these people nearly as often as we used to, these are the friends we can get together with any time, and anywhere, and pick up right where we left off. I can't wait for these very important people to celebrate our wedding day with us...because after all: Wagner is where we met, and most of these people have been with us from the very beginning.


Bicoastal Bride said...

How awesome! I didn't realize there was a university on Staten Island, as I just went over there for the first time this past weekend while in NYC. What a beautiful school and location!

Mom said...

First thing I noticed is that you posted this at 6 am. REALLY! 6AM!!! Secondly, as a "Wagner Mom" I can atest to the beauty of the campus. Thirdly, as "Ur Mom" I can atest to your sentimentality over everything and everyone. It's one of your endearing qualities (and there are sooo many others). I'm glad you and Chris had such a good time at your homecoming and have fun at the show.

Dancy said...

LOOOVE Joel McHale. Did you see him on the Today Show yesterday? He cracks me up.

Saying I do said...

LOLOL I didn't know he was on yesterday but I just google'd it and watched it...hilarious! Thanks!