2. Screaming at the top of my lungs as one of our Rebels runs into the end zone.
3. Picking crawfish at a spring party.
4. Living in a house full of girls, always ready to share closets, have a wine night, and nurse each other's hangovers.
5. "Yes ma'am" and "No sir" being a staple.
6. Walking through The Square on a pretty day, admiring the Courthouse, with a Bottletree coffee-on-the-rocks in one hand and a Miss Behavin shopping bag in the other.
7. Waking up at the crack of dawn to get my name in at Big Bad Breakfast.
8. Making my way through crowded fraternity houses with a cheap beer in hand to say "hi" to a long lost friend.
9. Pregaming with all my best friends for Pike and Pi Phi socials.
10. Karaoke nights at Roosters.
11. Queso and Margaritas on the South Depot patio.
12. Drunken taxi rides with Austin, blasting music and talking about life.
13. Relaxing in converse and cut-offs at baseball games.
14. That "Christmas Eve" feeling before a football game: red and blue trashcans, band parties, and planning my dress.
15. Indulging in the Holy Grail that is The Grove: complimenting friends' dresses, seeing a familiar face everywhere I turn, drinking good drinks and eating good food.
16. The Hotty Toddy chant.
17. Birthday dinners at Lenora's.
18. Drinks and appetizers on the Boure balcony.
19. Taking frat laps with friends, blaring music, and drive-thru ice cream.
20. Calling any friend and knowing they will be there within 5 minutes.
21. Watching the Double Decker bus drive by.
22. The feeling of getting an A on a project, paper, or test for which I pulled an all-nighter.
23. Sitting on the rocking chairs at the Pi Phi house on a beautiful morning.
24. Helping friends check off their 21st birthday signs.
25. Club Red at basketball games.
26. Noticing that the Phi Mu fountain in the Quad is up and running on a pretty day.
27. Living in my sweet little house with my friends as my neighbors.
28. Hanging out at The Retreat pool with 200 of my closest friends.
29. Funky's Skinny Bitches on oldies night.
30. Flip Night at the Corner Bar.
31. Ordering late night pizza and never seeing anything so beautiful.
32. Old, beautiful homes surrounded by old, beautiful trees.
33. Cuddling up together in the cold at Vaught-Hemingway to get warm, staying the whole game.
34. Showing my visitors Rowan Oak.
35. Late night texts from boys that are no good for me, laughing at them, and ordering another Redbull Vodka on the Round Table patio.
36. Having a teacher who really cares about me as a student and a person.
37. Going to church at St. John the Evangelist 5:00 Mass.
38. Seeing little Southern children walk around town with their families.
39. Sunday brunch at Rafter's.
40. Dollar pitchers.
41. The Library on Double Decker.
42. Getting dressed up for a spring party.
43. Dancing with the band at functions.
44. Coming back from winter and summer break, so excited to see my friends.
45. Drinks on The Square after work.
46. Cashing my paycheck at CashSaver.
47. Tailgating in the parking lot of Taylor Grocery.
48. Having friends over for beer on the patio.
49. Trudging through campus with Hunter rain boots to get to the friend that so graciously picked me up from class.
50. Celebrating on Bid Day.
51. Seeing the shining face of my house Mom and everyone else who works at Pi Beta Phi.
52. Being ok with the fact that my car is completely covered in pollen, because it means it time to shift from leggings to Nike shorts.
53. Getting asked to a NOLA formal.
54. Celebrating Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, and Cinco de Mayo with friends.
55. Taking spontaneous road trips to fun cities and other SEC schools.
56. Spring Break at Whale's Tail.
57. Ole Miss-themed goodies at the boutiques on The Square.
58. A town that so lovingly embraces literature with book readings at Square Books, Off Square Books, and Proud Larry's.
59. Campaigning at student elections...OR taking the long way through campus to avoid those who are campaigning for student elections.
60. Grabbing Chick-Fil-A at the Union when I'm too poor to buy Chick-Fil-A with my debit card.
61. Meeting new friends at the bars.
62. Meeting new friends in class, always texting them to ask when an assignment is due.
63. Driving through town with the windows down, taking it all in.
64. Dancing in front of the Greek community.
65. Coming home to find my friends who helped me around my house or left me a little surprise.
66. Live music outside AJaxx.
68. Getting excited when a good artist comes to The Lyric.
69. The small-town feel of The Square.
70. Being able to walk from one side of campus to the other in 15 minutes.
71. Meeting with students in the Union to encourage them to study abroad with LeadAbroad.
72. Encouraging people to donate blood at Mississippi Blood Services on campus and donating myself.
73. Getting excited when a new restaurant comes to town, and sending a mass text to my friends to set up a day to eat there.
74. Hotty Toddy Balls at Volta.
75. Cheap Margaritas at shitty Mexican restaurants.
76. Shopping at Kroger by myself.
77. Enjoying a Sparkling Martini on the rooftop of The Graduate on a pretty evening.
78. Making New Years plans to go to the Bowl Game.
79. Watching the NFL Draft, Signing Day, and away games on TV at the bars, with free Roosters shots for every touchdown.
80. The opportunity to connect with so many well-known writers and journalists.
81. Taking shots of Jack at Faulkner's Grave.
82. Partying with the Dads at Dad's Weekend.
83. Hearing a song everyone loves at a bar.
84. Beating Alabama...twice.
85. Cosmopolitans at the Burgundy Room.
86. Mimosas and Bloody Mary's on a Saturday morning before shenanigans.
87. The feeling of building my independence and embracing my freedom.
88. Getting excited over the email that reveals the swap themes.
89. Walking from dorm room to dorm room to see my friends.
90. The C-Store.
91. Seeing the new flowers throughout campus.
92. Grabbing a coffee in the Starbucks in the library and making it to class on time.
93. Free concerts in The Grove.
94. Hearing Paris-Yates Chapel as I walk to my car from a long night at Weir Hall.
95. Getting up early to be in the front of College GameDay.
96. Beautiful columns - everywhere.
97. The best fried chicken and sweet tea.
98. Snow days.
99. Smiling as I make the drive back to Oxford after 15 hours in the car.
100. Establishing relationships with great hair dressers, doctors, and other professionals in town.
101. Becoming a more loving, cultured, and mature person.
It's not enough to make a Facebook status. It's not enough, at all. Ole Miss wasn't a place where I spent 4 years. It was a feeling. It was, and is, a part of me. I'll never shake it; I'll always embrace it, cherish it, and hold it close. I can't dismiss it in the brevity of overused words on a social media platform for my second cousins to click "like" and never understand the value of what I really mean. Cheers to you, Ole Miss. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. For everything.
To be continued...