Look at this picture taken during the 1997 Oberlin Commencement week:
This picture was taken during a party that our parents threw at our house the week we graduated from college. We all look about twelve years old. Look at my party outfit- it is a Saints t-shirt with the neck cut out. Classy. Please note that I am also wearing a huge plastic Santa Clause ring that I probably got out of a vending machine. If we look stoned....well....the less said about that the better. Commencement week was an exhilarating and traumatic time, and to make matters more interesting, suddenly our PARENTS were everywhere- there was no way of surviving sober.
This party is most memorable to me because it is the party where Courtney's dad, when asked about my whereabouts, told my mother I was out for a smoke. Thanks a bunch, Tom. This was the first my mother had ever heard of her precious baby girl smoking cigarettes, and it didn't go over too well.
Welcome to the real world, kiddo.