Thursday, June 21, 2012

Meeting Uncle Rusty

One of my very best (and oldest) friends drove to Memphis today to meet me and Anniston for lunch.

Rusty and I have known each other since the 6th grade!  How crazy is that?  He is pretty much my best guy friend and has always been like a brother to me.  We graduated high school together, went off to separate colleges, and ended up getting accepted to the same pharmacy school the same year!

As we prepared for our move to Memphis to start pharmacy school, we really didn't know many people that would be in our class so we decided to live together and share the high priced rent that came with living on Mud Island by the Mississippi River.

Best. Decision. Ever.  Let me tell you girls how nice it was to live with a guy (and a clean one at that!) We got along great and had a lot of fun times.  Some of the best memories I have are our "taco nights", watching Fear Factor (remember that show?), and having all night study sessions.  I remember one night our first year that we stayed up practically all night to study for a Pharmaceutics exam.  We had a BioChem exam earlier that day that prevented any of us from studying for the Pharmaceutics exam until 5 pm that night!  It was mostly memorization so we thought we could put it all in short term memory and memorize it all in one night!  We went through 3 or 4 bags of popcorn that night.  By about 2 or 3 am we were so exhausted  and tired of studying we could barely remember any of the things we had studied!  We did well on it though and it was nice to have a study partner to stay up and study with you all night.

Our fourth year of pharmacy school, Rusty had to go to Knoxville, TN to do his rotations while I stayed in Memphis to complete mine.  I moved to a 1-bedroom apartment and I sure did miss my roommate!  He lives in Jackson, TN now and we try to meet up whenever we can.  I wish he still lived in Memphis. I had a lot of fun visiting with my old friend today and catching up and I'm so glad he finally got to meet Anniston!

It is so crazy how time flies....

Me and Rusty in 7th grade....hold your laughter please:)

12th grade...

 High School graduation '96...

Pharmacy School...

Pharmacy School graduation '07...

Uncle Rusty and Anniston 2012...

I'm lucky to have such a great, old friend- we've been through a lot together and I'm grateful we still keep in touch!


  1. How nice to have a friend like that. I would have much preferred to live with a guy in college, ha!

  2. So sweet! I didn't know you and Rusty had been friends for that long. By the way, I totally remember that hellacious pharmaceutics exam. Complete and utter hell.

    1. Yes! It was horrible- Rus reminded me that thre were two of them- both after BioChem! I don't miss those days!!

  3. Anniston is a doll!! I enjoyed the "old pictures"! They took me back to some good memories! I am so glad you and Rusty had each other to struggle
    through those days in pharmacy school together. I love you like a child of mine.

  4. I remember staying with you on Mud Island and that Rusty was a very clean roommate which is hard to find in a boy! So glad he got to meet little Anniston :)


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