Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 44- Carolyn Whalen

Carolyn once told me that she was the only girl at her high school to ever get a detention while she was in detention.  If I remember correctly, I think she said she was whistling.  Classic Carolyn.  No matter how old we get, I think I'll always picture her this way.

Carolyn is one of those people who brings fun with her wherever she goes.  She's also one of those kinds of people who is so distinctive that everything she does can be labled with "Yeah... that's classic Carolyn."  I met her when she lived on the same hall as some of my friends in South Quad during our sophomore year of college, we bonded over trashy reality tv (remember "Frat Life"?), and we have been friends ever since.  We logged more hours than I can count on the couch watching "Law and Order: SVU" with our roomies, traveled to a Rose Bowl, took a scary history class together, played enough Power Hours to add up to a week, enjoyed months of hot dogs and Carolyn's special Chicken Patty Parmesan (classic Carolyn), went sledding in the Arb on tupperware lids, and so much more...

Today I was delighted to hear from my old friend, not once, but twice!  The first time was in the form of an itinerary for what will hopefully be an amazing Arbor reunion during Spring Break.  This included items like 

"Rebecca tucks Katy and Carolyn into bed and plays them a peaceful tune on her piccolo to put them to sleep." 
"– in transit entertainment to be provided by Katy’s mixed tapes."
"– entertainment to be provided by Jessi in the form of interpretive dance" and
"Carolyn presents a powerpoint presentation on the history of the modern telephone."

Classic Carolyn.  I can't wait!

I also got a text message from Carolyn to inform me that one of our college friends was hired to be The Situation's bodyguard at a Pontiac club.  Once I finished laughing, I thought to myself- you guessed it- classic.

Thank you, Classic Carolyn Whalen, you made my day.

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