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Monday, April 07, 2008

College Town


This is the thing about living in a college town... everyone is obsessed with said college. We moved here in September 2005 and my daughter's Christmas list that year included a Jayhawk sweatshirt and necklace. Keep in mind, that until that August we had no intentions of moving to Kansas anytime soon, let alone Lawrence, our kids had no idea what a Jayhawk was.

So every once in awhile I end up at the grocery store on game day and feel a bit out of place. Everyone... and I mean EVERYONE is dressed in KU apparel. The customers, the cashiers, the baggers. Everyone... but me.

Today I ended up at the grocery store, on a HUGE game day. And because my husband and kids insisted, we were all dressed in KU apparel today. Finally I fit in. But I'm not sure I liked it. It was a bit strange. But at the same time there was this "Go KU" camaraderie among the shoppers.

So... GO KU!

4 comments:

Cristin said...

Speaking of obsessed, when we lived in Provo, and keep in mind, I wasn't going to school there, I had no clue when game days were taking place. I would be driving across town and be stuck in traffic for 45 minutes or more just to go 2 miles, and then I would see all these nuts in BYU garb and be like, "Oh... I should get out more."

Ashby Family said...

Way to Conform!

Erin said...

I felt so out of place yesterday and today because none of us were wearing KU apparel. The teachers probably think I am a terrible mother. Today Lydia came home from school saying "Maybe I could get a jersey with Brandon Rush's number 25 on it". What? You know who Brandon Rush is and his number? Wow. Of course we are thrilled that they won. I guess it is time to fork over the money for some championship shirts! or better yet, I can just imagine Lydia wearing that basketball jersey to school!

Kate Lorraine said...

So fun to see a picture of your family! You all look great!

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