Fratastic Weekend

This past weekend I attended a Sigma Chi event and wrote a blog post about it. I felt it was necessary to repost it, since it was all about Sigma Chi and discusses some of the reasons why I’m proud to be a Sigma Chi. The original post can be found here: http://blog.jacobadamcook.com/2010/08/30/Fratastic-Weekend.aspx

This past weekend my fraternity had an alumnus event (Scott Hale Memorial) to raise money for a scholarship we give out. It is a weekend long event consisting of hanging out at the fraternity house, golf tournament, banquet and a silent auction. A lot of people come from out of town to attend the event and for some it is the only time of the year I might get to see em. Jennifer and I both look forward to the event and getting to see everyone.

What year is it, 2002?
Friday night there was a party at the fraternity house that anyone could attend. This allowed all of us to hang out, chit chat and figure out what everyone had been up to the last few months. Its always a little strange going to the fraternity house late at night when you haven’t been in school in 5 years. It was like old times sitting on the deck, remembering old stories and basically making fun of each other for 5 hours. During those 5 hours there were two events that made me realize it wasn’t 2002. The reason we sat outside was because we felt like the music being played sucked and was to loud. You had to sit outside just to hear the person next to you talk (crazy young college kids with their loud music). Another event that gave it away came later in the night when a group of 10-15 of us were sitting on the deck chatting it up. A group of probably 5-10 sorority girls came walking out of the fraternity house and onto the deck as if they were coming to talk and hang out with us. Our wives were sitting on the opposite side of the deck chatting and watching the whole time. The group of sorority girls walked to the deck and got about half way across when they realized that we were 28-32 years old and not 18-21. They stopped huddled up and quickly turned around and went back inside the fraternity house. Needless to say our wives got a good laugh out of it.

Golf/Banquet
Saturday I played in the golf tournament and had a blast. My partner and I (Todd Thompson) played really well and came in 8th place. Our group had 6 people and it was really nice hanging out with those guys, playing 18 holes of golf for 6 hours. That night they had the banquet and silent auction. The banquet went well and we just continued hanging out like we used to. Its only the 2nd time Jennifer and I have stayed out past midnight since we found out Jennifer was pregnant about a year ago (Inception was a really long movie).

Just A Great Weekend
The entire weekend was a lot of fun and I can’t wait for next year. You would think that it might be a little weird seeing people you haven’t seen in a year, but it wasn’t at all. There is something about my fraternity brothers that just seems natural. Even if it has been a year or more since I’ve seen em, it never seems that way. As soon as we get together its like old times and feels like we haven’t missed a thing. In Hoc brothers and I’ll see ya next year.

Always Proud,
Jacob Cook

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