ohhhh snap

The Sorority Girl Snap: a sign of excitement, job well done and/or agreement.

It's found it's way back in my life after the last few days of recruitment with the Phi Mu ladies at American University.  Not that I've spent many waking hours away from girls who understand the meaning of the snap and like to do it all the live long day.  I'm just hoping not to start using it at work or other social situations when I head back to reality tomorrow.

The whole experience of being an adviser to these young women has been so incredibly rewarding.  Seeing their growth as leaders, helping them reach their goals, and most importantly having a TON of FUN along the way is totally awesome.  I'm so excited to see the results of all the long hours, sleepless nights and endless emails tomorrow when they meet their new member class on bid day!

For as much as I hope I've made a positive impact on them, I know without a doubt what an impact they have had on me.  It has been a true pleasure and honor working with and getting to know this chapter. 

To add to my "you know you're a sorority adviser when" list:

  • Your car has a helium tank, suitcases, 500 flowers and vacuum cleaner in it.  
  • You faceplant on the sidewalk on a main street in DC while going to every grocery store and florist in a 5 mile radius trying to find your sorority flower because there are way more women coming to your next party than planned for or imagined - deemed Operation Carnation 2011.  
  • You think breaking out into song and dance is and should be a part of every day life.
  • You are put on caffeine probation by a young woman 12 years your junior because she fears for not only your sanity, but also your life.


Deviled Megs said...

Oh I will be in this same boat in a few very short weeks....I foresee much caffeine and insanity in my future as well!

Haughty by Nature said...

Are you an ALPHA NU? So am I! PC '08! What a small world.

Amanda said...

I had the urge to snap in a meeting yesterday morning at work. But I resisted. I didn't want to be the whacky girl.

Ruth said...

I have caught myself snapping at things at work before. It just became such a habit in college.
I hope you didn't get injured when you fell.

Dee Stephens said...

Love the title of the post. so very Brad :)

Melissa said...

Hilarious-I have fond memories of the snap and recruitment myself : ) Hopefully the new pledge class will be Pi Rho Pi!

Kristin said...

Nothing like being an advisor to make you feel old!! A few weeks ago, I mentioned going to Graceland (when we go to Chi O's HQ in Memphis in Feb) and the movie Weekend and Bernies and they had NO idea what I was talking about.