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  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Aww what memories! And I always thought that college sorority time was a scary and traumatic time for people (hazing) but it looks like you had lots of fun! 😀

  2. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Lolzy, the sorority squat! You know the terminology down pat

  3. Fi

    How perfect; that was more than I ever dreamed of! How I miss those fall trees…. Thank you xxxx

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    haha love the sorority squat!!!

    Mr BBB was most sad to find out that he has a ‘hockey butt’ when we went to the states lol

  5. Lou

    Woah, jealous much! Looks like an absolute blast. Carrot cake vegan icecream?! That does sound like a magical land I wish I could visit.

  6. Lizzi

    Love you long time. Whoops…sorry Jenny. Rove you rong rime 😉

    Your EXISTENCE makes me feel better 🙂 and much well-wishing to the other ladies doin’ it tough at the moment!

  7. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I love these posts 🙂 But why (WHY??) do we not have that ice cream in Australia?! Surely there must be a demand! It’s not even something you could order online 🙁

  8. Margaret

    What an entertaining post. That carrot cake ice-cream looks AMAZING!! I believe some Sydney health food stores sell similar delights. I may have to make a trip with an esky one day.
    I find it so funny that the Cheetos pack says Naturally Baked. Is there such a thing as artificially baked??

    1. Margaret

      I got my Vitamix today!!! WhoooHooo! I had been planning this for a long time – so today 3 of my friends and I all bought one! 😛

  9. Three-Cookies

    simply because they’re “baked(!)”. Whatever that means.
    Saying its baked is important, since its healthier than being fried, just like a large coke is healthier than a jumbo coke:)

  10. Emma

    I enjoy the band-aids in the snack pile, in case munching and crunching goes awry and you need some assistance.

    I also like the trooper on the left in the cheerleading picture – it looks like their routine has brought him to tears. “It’s….. so……. ….. …. ….beautiful!”

    By the way, you may have also been the only person at UVA who took *pictures* of their wardrobe/pantry:D

  11. Lexi

    I wish I’d had enough guts to go on exchange when I was a wee lass. Constantly trying to make up for it as an adult.

    1. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

      I so agree with you. There was a heap of stuff it just never occurred to me to do that I would have loved. If I ever have kids I think they are going to think I’m insane as I encourage them to do all the stuff I didn’t.

  12. Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City

    aww that closet full of food looks so inviting. thanks for sharing the memories 🙂

  13. hungryandfrozen

    Having grown up on, but far away from American Pop Culture I actually wouldn’t be surprised if there was the occasional superhero walking amongst the high schools and universities. Hope this trip down memory lane did the trick for your friend! X

  14. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Love your “pantry.” Some nice selections in there, indeed.

  15. sophia

    Hey, you went to UVA!? I turned that school down and I’ll forever have an attitude towards it because basically all my friends wanted to go there but I didn’t because it was…well, it was UVA. Too close! I also got turned off by the fact that everyone there seemed to be so preppy…too many popped collars and polos! But sigh. I guess there are cool people at UVA too…like you. 😉

  16. JohannaGGG

    men rising from the crowd with smurf swords, girls in odd positions (yes the cheerleaders not you) and a wardrobe full of food – sounds like fun

    Now my question is – is the celebrity squat done to find the camera or is it an effort to avoid it?

  17. Charissa

    I always wanted to do cheerleading moves…well, I’m not dead yet! Love that picture of it!
    Oh, and there’s a giveaway on my site if you’re interested!

  18. whisperinggums

    A hoot of a post Hannah … I enjoyed it even if I’ve seen those photos before. I see them in a different light now … and I’m thinking the sorority squat would be a good new yoga pose – the sorsquatana perhaps?

  19. Anna johnston

    Dang girl, what a fantastic experience, love the squat, and the cheerleaders, I thought they were a myth. Love your trips down memory lane, fun to see you before I knew you.

  20. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    You may have been the only one at UVA with a cupboard full of snacks – I was the only one at boarding school who did the same thing. I spent 6 horrific weeks boarding and loathed every minute (and will hold it over my parents forever) but I did have an impressive snack supply. Mine also included fruit because you couldn’t get anything other than ancient floury apples or bananas at school, so I had to hoard actual edible stuff that my friends would bring me from home. Ahh the memories.

  21. Amy

    Yay for Googly Eyes on computer mission 🙂

  22. ck

    Beautifully written, a great read, as always. Talk about the land of whacky foodstuffs! Vegan carrot cake ice cream. Why?! I hope your friends rapidly pass through their tough times into happier days. I expect this post will bring them each some smiles.

  23. msihua

    Oh… my… GOODNESS… you want to be a sorority girl?? Who are you and what have you done to my Angle Babe??? WHO??!!!

  24. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    UVA, huh? Well we just might have been neighbors. Actually that’s a lie because in 07 I was finishing college in Atlanta and then moved up to Chicago to work…

    The point is, I grew up in VA and knew 1040673471742 people who went to UVA since it’s a great school and close enough to DC (home) for parents not to lose their shit when darling baby goes away to college (my poor parents didn’t have that option – moved to Atlanta then Chicago then Amsterdam then Melbourne, oops).

    Anyway, cute trip down memory lane. And small world, too, I like to think… being so close and all.

  25. Kath Lockett

    I want the ice-cream and must confess to not having a clue what the ‘sorority squat’ is??

  26. Megan (Best of Fates)

    Man, now I regret not going to UVA – I’ve never even heard of the sorority squat!

  27. Shannon

    How was the ice cream?! Everything dreams are made of?

  28. Alisa Fleming

    Ah, what cute pictures!

    I loved that ice cream, but haven’t seen it in stores in years. Not sure what happened.

  29. chopinandmysaucepan

    Looks like you had an awesome time at UVA, now imagine if you had gone to ANU instead 🙂 🙂

    Love your squat pose!

  30. Erin@TheFoodMentalist

    Love the pics! and if I had been there you wouldn’t have been the only one to use your wardrobe as a pantry …lol
    I absolutely love all those US goodies, they do it so well 🙂

  31. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Hahaha, this made me smile and laugh! And it elicits memories over here as well … For example the crazy yellow and salty crispy things: I ate those once when I was in the US as a child, and I could never touch potato chips again since then. Crazy! But I’d like to try a spoonful of that rice-based carrot cake icecream! 😀

  32. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Oh! Hannah! I love it when you share memories of your time at UVA. Makes my heart squeal (they do that, right?). You look so happy in that sorority squat (that link…hilarious). Oh, & Reese’s Puffs?! Please, tell me how they were! I can’t imagine they were very good, please prove me wrong. I still have a stash of reese’s mini cups! AHHHHH USA EXCITEMENT!
    Heidi xo

  33. Lauren

    Lightsaber guy was in my first year Chinese class! You should add some context: That was for the yearly, hugely attended HYPNOTIST show. And I remain firmly convinced that everyone on stage just hams it up, not a smidge of actual hypnotizing occurs.

  34. Sarah

    Hahahaha! Organic, organic, organic, organic, Reese’s Puffs 🙂

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