This past Wednesday, instead of getting all dressed up and heading over to the bars or apartments for a night out, I had the most wonderful night in with some of my closest friends. Most people would think that living in a house with 53 other girls would be a nightmare of drama and makeup thievery, but it is anything but. I am a member of the Chi Omega sorority, and having lived there for two years, I can safely say that my life is still drama free. Instead of going out, I found myself cuddled up in our house T.V. room with about 15 others girls that live in, and a few that came to visit.
The girls were just getting back from a busy day at the taping of the American Idol Finale. Living in Los Angeles, and having contacts that work at the various networks, has some pretty wonderful perks. We are constantly being emailed about sisterhood events where we can go to the live taping of American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and So You Think You Can Dance. It is a pretty incredible experience to get all dolled up, attend the taping, and then rush home, jump into your pjs, and cuddle up with friends to see if you can spot your face in the crowd. And that is just what we did.
We all huddled around to watch and would shout out every time we saw a familiar face. Then, of course, we would have to pause it and take a photo before we resumed. The one hour show ended up taking quite a bit longer, but it didn’t matter to us. We were at home having a wonderful slumber party and celebrating our faux-celebrity statuses. We continued the night of giggles and cuddles with a back to back showing of Glee. Amidst the stresses of papers, finals, and the constant search for summer jobs, I felt at ease with the care-free bliss of a good old fashion slumber party alongside the lovely ladies that I am happy to call my sisters.