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5 days, 10 hours of sleep and 47 babies later…

When I was little, I wanted desperately to be a cheerleader. A cheerleader and a ballerina and a Girl Scout. I couldn’t wait for my first pair of heels, or the day I could wear makeup, or until I could curl my hair without my mom’s help.

BUT, when you grow up idolizing your two older sisters who dedicated their lives to being KICKASS all-star soccer players, pretty pink dresses, barbie dolls and girly activies are a rare treat. Instead, I was given shorts and sneakers for my birthdays and joined every sports team my parents could find. Instead of after-school play dates at The American Girl Place, I went to sports practices with the boys. Instead of summer camp with horses and lakes, I stayed at colleges with intensive basketball training.

I have to admit, I didn’t hate it. In fact, I enjoyed being a rockstar athlete (both of my parents passed down their incredible genes to me). But deep down, I wanted to be a girly girl that didn’t have to run around and knock over other people and – most importantly – I didn’t want to do anything that made me sweat. But those kinds of feelings (along with most other kinds of feelings) are repressed when you’re in the Murphy family. So, in short, I stuck with it, grew up, went to college, and joined a sorority.

Now don’t get me wrong, you don’t need to be super girly to be in a sorority. Especially not mine. What makes Delta Gamma so special is that we are all alike in how we are all so very different. But, when recruitment comes around, there’s not much choice but to stand in a line – shoulder to shoulder – and clap, bounce, and scream cheers as hoardes of girls walk into the room.

And, ok, I don’t want to lie. I kinda like that too. Even though I’m the girl that gets in trouble for being the one that’s always bopping when everybody’s bouncing and snapping when everybody’s clapping. What can I say? I just don’t have much coordination.

My errors aside, we had a fabulous recruitment and met tons of amazing girls. Then on Tuesday night, while hallucinating from serious-lack-of-sleep-delirium, we welcomed 47 new babies into the Zeta Zeta Chapter of Delta Gamma!

(The Alpha Lamda class of Zeta Zeta of Delta Gamma)

And of course we played the usual ice breaker game where everyone tells an interesting fact about themselves. Over the years, I’ve learned quite a lot about my amazing sisters…
One girl was on Barney. Another was a child tv star. There’s someone who did a commercial with the Beach Boys. We have TWO who are contortionists. Another hides her money in her kitchen. And, I? Well, I have flown a plane. (Yeah, you heard me! But that’s a story for another day…)

So congratulations to the beautiful, new baby dee gees! And to all my amazing sisters who didn’t kill me after passing into a half comatose, half clinically insane state of being this weekend. See y’all in a few days after I sleep for 72 hours…

(My little, my big, and me)…

OH WOW… So I just saw the story that Chandler sent Windsor about sorority recruitment at Cornell. I guess I shouldn’t be talking about how tired I am from recruitment, because at least we are relaxed and have fun!! Unfortunately for the girls at Cornell, that’s NOT the case at all… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/22/sorority-sisters-fashion_n_4334…

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My name is Maura Murphy and I am a junior at Boston University with a working major in advertising. I am a sister in Delta Gamma and, more recently, one of the three new Juicy sisters! I love Juicy Couture because the brand is fashionable but unique, which fits my personality perfectly. I like to fit in, but I also like to stand out and Juicy apparel helps me to look my finest at all times while doing just that. My interests include traveling, shopping and cooking. I am an avid Boston Celtics fan and played basketball for 11 years. I am outgoing, adventurous and passionate. I adore getting dressed up and hitting the town, but also love the nights in with my roommates, spent watching Friends in our pajamas. Gale Sayers once said, “I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it." I use this quote to focus on the goals I have in life and how to achieve them. I believe that despite any obstacle life throws at you, passion and determination can drive you to the top, so long as you are willing to work for success. That’s all I have for now, but if you’d ever like to know more – just ask! Ciao, Maura
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