Rough, Tough, Real Stuff, Texas A&M

DISCLAIMER: If you aren’t an Aggie or Aggie Fan, this post probably won’t interest you. However, if you are, enjoy.

My handsome hubbs planned some last minute business meetings in College Station last Saturday, so we made a spontaneous day trip there. While he was off being all official, I drove to campus to admire the newly remodeled MSC. It was Aggieland Saturday, so I joined the throngs of anxious parents and high schoolers trying to pretend they were already in college and explored my beloved university and what had changed since I left.

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The outside views of the new MSC are just as beautiful as the inside.
The outside views of the new MSC are just as beautiful as the inside.
The MSC basement now boasts: A Mac store, air hockey, foosball tables, ping pong tables, a Panda Express, a FROYO station, and more! When I was there, we had a ghetto bowling alley, DDR, and a Chicfila. Times have changed.
The MSC basement now boasts: A Mac store, air hockey, foosball tables, pool tables, a Panda Express, a FROYO station, and more! When I was there, we had a ghetto bowling alley, DDR, and a greasy Chicfila. Times have changed. The top right picture shows a few of several TV stations. The clear fixture above each couch is what projects the sound from the TV, so it can only be heard by those beneath it. That way it doesn’t disturb others who are studying or passing by. Ridiculous!
I explored the bookstore, which is now TWO stories!?! It had the cutest baby gear that I totally wanted to buy for Henry, but his parents are Cougars...don't want to pressure him too early!
I explored the bookstore, which is now TWO stories!?! It had the cutest baby gear that I totally wanted to buy for Henry, but his parents are Cougars…don’t want to pressure him too early!
That painting on the left hung in a hall I always walked through as a freshman. It was refreshing to see it still hanging as I wandered around. The middle shot was taken from the bridge between the MSC and Rudder Tower. That bridge is where I went to open every acceptance letter from organizations I applied for. I had many heart-racing moments in that hall, tearing open envelopes that held my plans for the next year. That final shot is pretty self explanatory.
That painting on the left hung in a hall I always walked through as a freshman. It was refreshing to see it still hanging as I wandered around. The middle shot was taken from the bridge between the MSC and Rudder Tower. That bridge is where I went to open every acceptance letter from organizations I applied for. I had many heart-racing moments in that hall, tearing open envelopes that held my plans for the next year. That final shot is pretty self explanatory.
Kyle Field & Rudder Tower haven't changed at all, but I still loved seeing them. I made some of my best memories at organization meetings for MSC FISH and Abbott in Rudder Tower. Kyle Field, I actually don't have many fond memories in. Funny memories there include when Louis got thrown up on before we left early (2%ers) and a bird pooped on him.
Kyle Field & Rudder Tower haven’t changed at all, but I still loved seeing them. I made some of my best memories at organization meetings for MSC FISH and Abbott in Rudder Tower. Kyle Field, I actually don’t have many fond memories in. Funny memories there include when Louis got thrown up on before we left early (2%ers) and a bird pooped on him.
The amazing new sculptures were beautiful, but it was great to see the Flag Room was exactly the same. It was the only thing that kept me from getting lost!...Ok, that's a lie. I got lost twice.
The amazing new sculptures were beautiful, but it was great to see the Flag Room was exactly the same. It was the only thing that kept me from getting lost!…Ok, that’s a lie. I got lost twice.
Here's a quick apology to any of my instagram followers. I got pretty nostalgic and had an Aggie overload of pictures that day.
Here’s a quick apology to any of my instagram followers. I got pretty nostalgic and had an Aggie overload of pictures that day. Seriously though, how could I not instagram a reference to my fave movie that is now immortalized at my fave school?
I was psyched to visit the Puppy Store at Post Oak Mall (which also had a semi-facelift), but I was CRUSHED to see it had closed! I spent countless hours there bonding with puppies I knew I wouldn't buy.
I was psyched to visit the Puppy Store at Post Oak Mall (which also had a semi-facelift), but I was CRUSHED to see it had closed! I spent countless hours there bonding with puppies I knew I wouldn’t buy.
I did have fun exploring the quirky stores only found in small town malls and gawking at the merchandise only they can offer.
I did have fun exploring the quirky stores only found in small town malls and gawking at the merchandise only they can offer.
When Louis was finally done being a stud, I picked him up and we lunched at the new Lupe Tortilla on Texas Avenue.
When Louis was finally done being a stud, I picked him up and we lunched at the new Lupe Tortilla on Texas Avenue.
It is SUCH a blessing that this Lupe wasn't there when we were in school. It was literally 2 minutes from my house, and we definitely would have feasted there every day. BEST QUESO EVER.
It is SUCH a blessing that this Lupe wasn’t there when we were in school. It was literally 2 minutes from my house, and we definitely would have feasted there every day. BEST QUESO EVER.

It was so good to visit campus. It has changed SO much just since I graduated, and that was only 2 years ago! I met some current MSC FISH members, and they are the Class of 2016. Wow. That made me feel OLD. I can’t lie, I totally teared up walking through the MSC. Yes, as if I wasn’t awkward enough walking around campus alone, I was crying too. It just meant so much to be to be back on campus where I made so many amazing memories. It made me miss the days where I could see 20 familiar faces just walking between classes. Or randomly walking across the street to hang out and watch Gossip Girl with my friends. My time at A&M flew by, and returning to campus made me realize how much I valued every moment I spent there. I am so proud to be an Aggie.

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  1. Loved this blog….probably my favorite so far. No wait, my favorites are the ones that have ME in them, but this is a very close second. I have to admit…I teared up a bit, too. So proud that you are a Texas Aggie. ♥
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