Big Red
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 3:08PM
Louise in Bridesmaid

OK, so I gotta go out of town on Thursday. Where am I going? I'm heading to my illustrious alma mater, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Ah, Indiana in the Spring! Campus is so pretty this time of year! I do love going back and visiting. The Candyman says I'm too nostalgic. He's probably right! But none the less, I get to see old professors and hopefully see some old classmates-turned-professors as well! Oh yeah, I'm going because I have a guest lecturer gig. Fun! I've been trying to make it so I can do this every year. I'm not afraid of public speaking (go figure) and so talking to a lecture hall full of young adults is fun for me. I try to make it fun/ny and interesting. Last year was the first time I ever saw a student sleep in my class. I thought I was going to be like one of those totally lame profs and wake the dude up, but I maintained control. I was so offended! But here's the thing, this week at Indiana University is Little Five Week. As in Little 500. As in the world's greatest college weekend in all of history! Seriously. It's like the Super-Bowl of Bloomington. Everyone comes to town and it's just a big fat party all over the place. The school had to ask MTV to stop coming to film that weekend because the town (and surrounding towns) would simply over-flow.  Anyway, the whole week before the party weekend is when the REAL parties happen on campus. Way way WAY fun. If you've got a class with mandatory attendance, you save up all your sick days for Little 500 week. You work out a rotation schedule with your buddies in the same classes to make sure someone gets the notes. It's serious. So, since the race is this weekend, I'm thinking attendance may be a little light. No matter, it will still be fun.

 However, in honor of my "Big Red"  alma mater, I'm featuring the following bridesmaids gown from the Spring 2011 line of Melissa Sweet. I love it when designers do all the gowns in the same color-way. Super-dramatic and this line is flawless! G'head. You can drool a little.

Red hot, right? Love the long one. I want one in navy, no charcoal gray!

I'm sure that y'all in the wedding blog-o-sphere know that last week was the week for fashion. Everyone showed their new bridal stuff for Sping 2011. Some of it was fabulous, some just kind of blah. Since I'll be en route Bloomington/Nashville most of Thursday and Friday, I'm giving you a chance to pick which designer's line you'd like to see featured.  

So go down there and pick your favorite. What? Your favorite is missing from this list? Pray tell then, who am I missing? So go. Go on. Choose.


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Update on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 6:31PM by Registered CommenterLouise

It appears that the poll is not working. How sad. Boo. Leave me a comment on who you love. I'll still show it!

And as a side note, mean people suck. Particularly iPod stealing/car vandals. Hoodlum dicks.

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