This weekend I had another alumni council meeting. The first thing on the Saturday morning agenda was "training." So, we're sitting there being all official when the president asks one of the guys to lead the training session and to demonstrate what it is that he does so well. So the guy, Mike, stands up, takes a deep breath, and lets out a loud ARRRRRGH. We all laugh but he actually has a top 5 list of things to remember while doing your ARGH, one of which says that it is actually ARRRRR - and there's no "g" sound at the end. He also says that you shouldn't cover one eye because it distracts you from your ARRRR. Then, one by one we have to around the room and stand up and do it until the council approves our ARRRRR - then the president gave us our eye-patch and Mike gave us a paper pirate hat. Our rep from the board of trustees jumped up on his chair and put his foot on his table to do his - very dramatic but it was good. Me - I'm not so loud or mean at 8:30 in the morning, but after about 3 tries I got the approval and my eye-patch and hat. The other funny thing was sitting in a meeting with these people wearing these things. At one point a lost lady walked up to the door and we all turned around and shouted ARRRR at her and then the president was like, "come on!" and ran to the window that she was about to walk past and got a group to once again shout ARRRR at her through the glass. We have pictures, and I'm sure they'll show up somewhere at some point so if you see them, that's what they are. It was a good way to start the morning if nothing else. The alumni council is one rough group of skaliwags to be sure. ARRRRRR!