Are We Not the Best of Friends?

As advertised, Oklahoma weekend turned out to be quite the reunion. I got to see all of my best friends, take a mini road trip to South Bend with said best friends, eat Rocco’s pizza (yummm), attend a Cronin Family Tailgate (yes!), watch Notre Dame football in person (yes!!) and even drink Natty Light (yes!!!… not really).

There were some slight traveling mishaps. Luggage almost got left behind (twice), medical emergencies where flight attendants requested “ANY DOCTORS ON BOARD?!!! ANY DOCTORS ON BOARD??!! WE NEED YOU AT THE FRONT OF THE PLANE NOW!!!” … and a large cowboy’s wandering arm falling into an unsuspecting Phrat member’s lap. Surprise! Suffice it to say, there is never a lack of excitement when Phrat gets together.

So my goal of the weekend was to document it as much as possible. I started off taking lots of snapchats…like every 20 minutes. Halfway through the trip to Chicago, I realized I couldn’t save any of these images, because well, that’s the beauty of snapchat. It kind of went all downhill from there. This is a piecemeal effort to showcase the best of the weekend. Some of these I took, some of these I stole. Thank you to everyone who contributed pictures!

Guys, I’m about to share with you some of my best work as former official Phrat photographer. After looking through the next few images, you’ll probably wonder why I haven’t considered making the switch from Marketing to Professional Photography. It’s a tough decision that I’m still mulling over. Photo captions on top:

It gets dark out at night, in case anyone was wondering:

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Sitting in a dark car with no one looking at the camera makes for a great shot:

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The (other) Golden Dome:

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10 points to whoever can guess what I’m trying to take a picture of. The press box? The crowd? The darkness setting in on the stadium?

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It’s cool, my best friend is a ghost:

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Oh wait, I’m supposed to move my fingers off of the lens when I take a picture? Got it.

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Needless to say, I would be pretty upset if these were the only gems to remember the weekend by, but lucky me, I have friends who can help me supplement those “photos” and I did take a few others that are (mostly) better quality images:

Out-of-towners arriving in Chicago:

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Car picture!

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Obligatory walking pic:

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Troop 741 back at our old stomping grounds (for Mackenzie, I mean “stomping” in the most literal way)

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First reunion picture since graduation:

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Obligatory peg-leg:

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Jersey chasers with our favorite football player:

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Extreme jersey chaser with… not a real football player:

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I’ve missed this view:

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Sad little boy who cried half the game (in his defense, the Irish put up a poor showing):

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First down shimmy buddies!

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Now I’m counting down the days to USC Weekend!


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