Tuesday, July 29, 2008

When We Ruled the World...

My dear friend Angela inspired me to become nostalgic today...not that I need a lot of persuasion when it comes to that sort of thing. Angela posted her five all time favorite pranks that were pulled (by us) in college. http://mydogumentary.wordpress.com/ Please don't judge us.

It got me thinking about some of my favorite moments. Many of them are included on her list, but I wanted to share my all time favorite prank that was pulled during our senior year at OC. Let me start off by saying that my group of friends are pretty much legends when it comes to stories of OC pranks, but not many people know we are behind all of it. Like Angela said, we had to entertain ourselves.

One evening a group of us were sitting around thinking, "What can we do and whom shall we do it to?" We picked two of our favorite targets, Kelly Allen and Paul Ingram. We decided that they needed some help in the dating arena. We created these fabulous posters which looked a lot like "Wanted" posters you see for criminals. :) We wrote a little about what they liked to do and then listed their phone numbers for girls to call if they were interested in a date. We hung them up in bathrooms all over the student center and the girls dorms before curfew one night. Honestly, we didn't think anyone would ever actually call them, but we were hopeful. I remember getting an email or IM from Kelly accusing me (What? Me? No!) of doing something. He had three calls between midnight and 1 AM from freshman girls he didn't know! The next day went better than we ever could have imagined. We were all in chapel waiting for the guest speaker to start speaking. He walked to the podium and before he got into what he was there to talk about, he said that he noticed some signs all over campus with pictures and phone numbers of two guys looking for dates. He remarked how great it was that they were putting themselves out there. He went on to ask the "two gentlemen" to stand. Kelly and Paul stood up, a little reluctant, and waved to everyone. I have to say that it was one of the proudest moments of my life.

Here is a picture of some of the best pranksters I have ever met. I just miss the days when we ruled the world!

1 comment:

gingela5 said...

HAHA...i totally forgot about the chapel thing...I LOVE US! And thanks for that disgusting picture of me...