Thursday, April 21, 2011

Natter: Bad Aggie!

Workout: 40 minutes Insanity Power & Resistance DVD

Today, the angels sung :) My Bebe slept from 9:30 til 5 straight - a new sleep record - I believe. To be honest, these occasions are rare and so I have not tracked them.

I managed to get through the Insanity Power & Resistance DVD at 5:40 and still get to work on time. Go me! What was your "Go me" moment today?

So for all you non-Texans, today is San Jacinto Day - the celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.

A day that us people:

usurped and dedicated for the celebration of this:

If you didn't know, A&M is all about crazy traditions. Muster, however, I think sets A&M apart. It's a day where Aggies gather together to reminisce about our college days with fellow Aggies, celebrate the lives that connect us today and pay our respects to those who have passed.

The Roll Call honors Aggies that have fallen since the last Muster roll was read. As the names are read, a friend or family member answers 'Here', and a candle is lit to symbolize that while those Aggies are not present in body, they will forever remain with us in Aggie Spirit.

As you might have guessed, I've been a bad Aggie - a really bad one! Evidenced by this little gem:

Yes, amongst Aggies I may be known as a 2% (someone who may not fully embrace Aggieness) and have not participated in Muster since I graduated. I think as I get older and now that I have a little one, I'm all about instilling new traditions and look forward to celebrating this one.

Do your alma maters have any special traditions like this one?