Friday, April 4, 2008

Back from the ATL

Yesterday, I returned to work after being in Atlanta 5 days for a conference. (A little too long if you ask me.) This is one of my favorite national conferences because it is for all student affairs professionals. I like that it covers many different areas and that I am able to learn more about each field. Another reason that I love this conference is because I actually know some people there! I got to re-connect with some of my MTSU friends. I cannot believe it has been almost a year since I have seen any of them. The last time I saw them was my last day at MTSU. It was great catching up with everyone.
While I was there, I also got to spend some time with my good friend Rachel. We were in the same pledge class in ADPi and the same Bible Study all through out college. She was also President when I was Vice Pres. and we grew really close during that year. She is attending law school in Atlanta so she took me around and showed me the town. While riding, we realized we were close to the ADPi headquarters. Even though it was at night and we knew it would be closed, we still wanted to stop by. It's funny how that one little visit sparked hours of funny sorority stories! I'll post some of those pictures later.
I also found time to squeeze in a visit to the new Coke Museum. Yes, you heard me right! The wife of an RC Cola man went to pay tribute to the life of Coke. (But, I made sure we would still be on speaking terms if I went!) It was pretty neat to see all the history.
I will now end this post by sharing my biggest frustration about the trip: Atlanta Drivers. Plain and simple, they cannot DRIVE! What's up with all the u-turns in the middle of the road and making your own turning lane? Hello! I'm pretty sure we all have the same traffic rules. It drove me crazy. I guess that's what happens to you when you live in a city with too many people and not enough road. As we drove out of Atlanta I felt a certain sense of pride knowing that I'm a good driver compared to those crazy law breakers!


Lena said...

I'm so glad you got to see Rachel and talk about ADPi - it's funny how you forget all of those memories and then in a second, they are all back! I miss those days sometimes! And ditto on the ATL driving - I refuse to drive when we go to visit Brad's parents - it's almost like a switch goes off when we go back, and Brad drives like a maniac!