High Five!

November 13, 2010

A selection of 2005’s finest!


We started the day with a walk to campus with scenes of fall




Campus is just the same – still gorgeous!

I fell in love with Davidson’s grounds on Valentine’s Day of my junior year of high school. I came for a tour and meet n greet day. It had been on my list of schools to look into, but I really didn’t know much about it despite growing up just 2 hours away (in the heart of ACC country!) Everything about the college impressed me that day. I had my heart set on going to Davidson for the next year until just before applications were due and I decided to pursue early decision at Duke instead. But you know, basketball season was just beginning and I realized at the last minute that I just wanted to go to Duke for the sports – Davidson was a better fit for my personality. So I switched my early decision application back to Davidson. Glad I went with my gut. I had the most wonderful four years here (and met my husband too!) And my sister loved her time here too!



We browsed by the football game but never made it inside


We paid a visit to the bookstore to look for Davidson branded animals. These guys said they knew Bocker back in the day!


So did he! Said Bocker used to do a mean keg stand.


Walked around with friends


Plugged myself into the “free speech board” in the union



Took our class photo


Caught up with friends


Kirst and I went to nursery school, elementary school, middle school, high school AND college together!


And Carter introduced herself as a faithful KERF reader! We knew each other in college, but it’s so fun to think people know me better (via the internet) now that we’ve graduated!


Around 2 I was ready for lunch at the union.

And was recognized by Erin, a KERF reader Freshman!! I was just wondering if I had any Davidson readers :) [If y’all are out there don’t be shy!]


I loved ordering my sandwich by checklist just like in the olden days. I use to live in this cafe! [And yes, that’s Matt’s hand posing!]


I was also impressed by all of the GREEN efforts I saw, including organic milk and greek yogurt available, grass-fed local beef and composting!

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The most expensive yet tiniest sandwich I have ever seen:


Hummus and a variety of veggies, plus pesto, grilled. It was good, but the bread was very blah and it was TINY!



Side of broccoli and a pickle


And a Peppermint Patty for dessert



Next we walked down to SAE for the annual Oyster Roast


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Can’t believe I used to eat in these frat houses. Everything seems so unsanitary now!! Guess it was the blinding beer :) 


Guess who took the Saltine Challenge!? Video to come!


Good times.

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Instead of beer, I drank a Raw Revolution bar. I got these as a sample at the Cville Veggie Fest and like them a lot!



So VERY glad I went for comfort over style today. These shoes carried me a mile home while talking to my mom. I was back in a heartbeat and with happy feet.


Getting dressed up for the dinner that cost us mucho dollars per ticket. Excited for the slideshow and chatting with friends.

Currently munching on almonds and sipping some of Matt’s pumpkin homebrew.

Party up?


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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I had a few people that I went to school with from preschool – college too. What an awesome connection. I love those guys.


2 Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA November 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I would love to attend my college reunion. However, I graduated with about 5,000 people so I’m thinking the small get togethers are best :)

Have a great weekend chica,



3 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm

As anticipated, some beautiful photos on campus.


4 Christin@purplebirdblog November 13, 2010 at 6:22 pm

That campus is insanely gorgeous! :)


5 Simply Life November 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm

they look like they offer a wonderful selection of foods- yay!


6 Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm

That is a really gorgeous campus!! You and Kirst *really* go back, huh? That’s pretty cool! Love the frat house scenes, too..so typical 😛


7 Heather (Heather's Dish) November 13, 2010 at 7:03 pm

that sandwich looks wonderful…i love the idea of grilling anything with hummus!


8 Camille November 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Aw, what a great blast from the past!
Your college seems really nice! It’s good that you found your niche the first time around :)


9 A. November 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Hi Kath,

Question about the vega shake n’ go. How much is a good quantity at a time? Is a 1/4 cup too much? I have no idea.


10 Kath November 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I don’t know either, but that’s what I’d guess. I weighed one of the other kinds once and 25 grams was indeed a 1/4 cup serving.


11 Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two November 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm

I just attended my first college “reunion” or homecoming and it was a blast! (Made me wish a little…very little bit…that I was still there :) Your campus looks beautiful-keep having a blast!


12 Katie (The Boston Marathoner) November 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm

We had the same check-off order sheet in the student union of my old school! I love it – can’t wait for my own reunion.


13 Shannen November 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm

hey kath, i love your jacket! where did you get it?


14 Kath November 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm

thanks! It’s LOFT


15 Lea @ Healthy Coconut November 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I don’t think we had a college reunion that I know of, but the friends that I made during the college years, especially my dorm room buddies are still my friends to this day and we hangout a few times a year so it’s sort of like our own little college reunion.

I know what you mean about seeing the frat houses again, it just seems dirtier now than during college when I didn’t seem to notice the dirty house and furniture and kitchen, ewww!


16 Amanda November 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

It looks like such a fun day! :)


17 stacey-healthylife November 13, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Have fun with your wild night ahead of you. :)


18 The Wife of a Dairyman November 13, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Looks like an exciting weekend:) Love the arm of that couch! There’s nothing like the college experience is there!


19 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) November 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Yay, another tour of Davidson! :)


20 Amy November 13, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Kath- You are truly inspirational to me! I haven’t yet kicked my habit of sugar, but day by day, post by post, you inspire me to eat healthier and wiser. THANK YOU!!!


21 Kath November 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Thanks Amy!


22 Shannon (A Better Me) November 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm

How fun! That is a beautiful campus!!


23 Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life November 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I met my hubby at college also (he’s a founding father for his chapter of SAE!) I grew up in Philadelphia and I decided to go to a college in upstate PA which is in the middle of the mountains and very scenic! I LOVED it, the whole town was a small college town and whenever we get to revisit I buy out practically all the gear! lol I miss my college!


24 Joy November 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Wow, the campus is gorgeous! And that’s pretty impressive that they have local, grass-fed beef there; they probably make up the cost of it by charging you a lot for your tiny, veggie sandwich 😉 Anyways, glad you had a good time. Hopefully no one falls ill due to the unsanitary oysters at the frat house, lol.


25 Kris November 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I’m always amazed at how small Davidson is. Nothing wrong w/ small though :) One of these days I’ll have to make a point to walk around campus and the shops, rather than just driving by.


26 Madeline - Greens and Jeans November 13, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I’m already excited for my 5 year reunion in ’12!!


27 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 13, 2010 at 9:12 pm

That sandwich is TINY! I remember college portions being out of control, not smal like that one!


28 MLeslie November 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm

I am a fan from Charlotte and Lake Norman (I live both places each week…yikes). Nice to see you had a great time, I stayed at the lake house all day due to the weather. Maybe we will catch a glimpse of you tomorrow on our way to DUMC. Did you consider a Great Harvest in the Lake Norman area? Maybe it is not too late! Our favorite bread at GH is on Wednesday and we try to come back to the lake on Tuesday night. It is difficult to find good bread except in Charlotte.


29 Kath November 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm


We didn’t consider it because of the traffic :( But I think there is probably one sometime in the future bound to pop up.


30 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Gorgeous campus! Sorry about your tiny sandwich.


31 thepinkpeppercorn November 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Wow, busy day! Looks like a GORGEOUS fall day though. Great day to eat outside!


32 Clare @ Fitting It All In November 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm

LOVE your frilly military jacket:)


33 Hannah November 13, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Don’t be silly – you still look super stylish! And it seems like you’ve been ruined for supermarket-style bread forever… I don’t think that’s a bad thing though 😉


34 Melissa @ I Never Imagined November 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Awww you make me want to visit my old college! (Except it’s 10,000 miles away)


35 Alaina November 13, 2010 at 10:45 pm

You know, they do say that lefties are more creative 😉

Beautiful campus. I can’t wait for my 5 year (next year).


36 Khushboo November 13, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Hey Kath.  I’m not sure if I’m commented in the past.  I live in Mumbai, and LOVE your blog.  I have even been flicking through your archives.  Your blog is such a great inspiration in terms of seeing what has/hasn’t worked for you as well as coming across new recipes.

I too have a blog.  If you would like to check it out, the link is http://kthadani.wordpress.com

Keep up the fabulous work and I look forward to reading many more great posts from you :)


37 Kath November 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm



38 Diana November 13, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Aww…Kath…so close but so far away! :(

Glad you guys are having so much fun at Davidson, though! That oyster roast looks like a blast! :)


39 Kristine November 14, 2010 at 12:41 am

Pardon me in advance for my overly exuberant comment…

Davidson!!! So many fond memories…

I think it’s awesome that you had such a good experience visiting campus as a prospective student, considering the fact that you were such an incredible overnight host yourself :-)

So crazy that you went to school with Kirst from preschool on. She was only one of my FAVORITE people at Davidson!

I *will* make it out for my 10-year Homecoming (2013). Hope to see you there!

It’s a great day to be a Wildcat!!


40 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 14, 2010 at 8:37 am

That campus definitely is gorgeous! The campus is what drew me to my university too. 😀

My school definitely isn’t as green as Davidson is now though! I wish we had organic dairy and grass-fed beef here! Instead we have Subway and pizza, haha.

Hope the rest of your night was a blast!


41 Lee November 14, 2010 at 10:19 am

I haven’t been back to my college since I graduated in 2000. It’s just too far away from where I live now. Your reunion looks like a really fun time.


42 Dee November 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Wow, the campus looks amazing! I wish I had gone away for college. It looks like you guys are having SO much fun!


43 Marian Schembari November 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I graduated Davidson on a year and a half ago but it looks so different!!! Ahhh, I do miss those Union order forms tho 😉


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