Skip to main content

True Blue Friends

Last weekend my friend and college roomate, Sarah, stopped by to visit while she was passing through town. Aside from my freshman roommate, she was the VERY FIRST person I met in college. Ironically, she and I walked across the graduation stage together. It was symbolic of our friendship together... also our maiden names were both "White." Morgan White and Sarah White, roommates for two years. Graduated together, married within four months of one another, and had sons six months times!!

When I started writing this post, I was going to go sappy on you. Looking through old pictures I couldn't help but get a little sentimental when I saw photos of our trip out west, our dorm rooms we so carefully decorated, and countless other memories. I got a little teary thinking about the late night talks, the time we almost died in Oklahoma, our weddings, our sons and so on. But as I looked through those old photo there was this nagging reminder of what life was like as roomies. So, instead of boring you with old pictures of us, I thought I would tell you a story. It sorta shines light on our friendship.

By nature I am an early riser which is probably why doing a morning talk show and working weird hours is no biggie for me. Sarah on the other hand was a night owl. Naturally, as roommates our schedules did not always jive. One night in particular I was sitting at my desk when my "side" started hurting. (Dang endometriosis.) Anyway, I decided to avoid a pain pill because I had a big test the following morning. Instead, I took two Advil Liquid Gels.

As I was pouring them into the palm of my hand, I noticed they felt slightly harder than usual. I commented on it to Sarah, but took them anyway. I then did my nightly betime routine and it the sack.

Now, I must set a picture up in your mind. First of all, I cannot sleep if my pajamas don't match, weird but true. So, I was likely wearing a silky pj set. Additionally, I grind my teeth really badly (a habit that kept Sarah up) so I wore mouth guard. Of course the lights Sarah used to study kept me awake, so I was forced to wear an eye mask as too was silk!

So here I am, this high maitence beauty queen wearing matching silk pajamas and an eye mask sleeping peacfully when all of a sudden, my knee pops out of place waking me up with excruciating pain running through my legs. I have knee problems, so I knew how to handle it.

I started shouting to my abnormally alert for 2 am roommate to pull my leg. I was obviously in pain, so she quickly obeyed by counting me down. "One, Two Three..."

SNAP...just like that the knee was back in place.

I quickly fell back into a deep slumber and Sarah went on with whatever it was she did all night. Fast forward to the next morning when I awoke with no recollection of the prior night's episode. I was however quite drousey, but had no clue why. After all, I was the only college student with a 10 pm bedtime.

Halfway through my day, I was sitting in the news studio when I suddenly remembered my leg and the incident. I couldn't believe that my knee wasn't sore, after all my knee had always hurt following popping out of place. I also got nasty bruises, so I rolled up my pant leg to view the damage and wouldn't you know...there was no mark!

Perplexed and still unusally groggy, I went back to my dorm room and decided to check the medicine my astonishment the "hard" Advil had expired almost a year prior. Ya'll I took bad medicine and had hallucinated the whole knee thing.

The funniest part is Sarah had followed right along. What a great roommate, pulling my leg at 2 am to prevent a make believe leg ache...ha!! That's a true blue ya'll!!

So there you have it, a look into the past! I'm catching up with Sarah and Asher next week before she moves to Ohio, so I'll be talking about our college days again in the future...Happy Friday!!


  1. Hahaha, "Pull my leg!" I was telling someone that story not too long ago. Sorry for always keeping you up! We've had some great times, and feel extraordinarily blessed God placed you in my life. I really love you.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

A New Decade

Happy 2020, everyone!  I know I'm a month and a half behind, but ya'll, January was brutal!  Not brutal in a tragic kind of way but in a "life will wear you out" kind of way. It started off with the flu...times three!  Eric, Ellie and I had Flu B and missed the first week back to school and work.  Then Eli was diagnosed with Flu A two weeks later.  Thankfully, my in-laws stepped in to help so that we didn't have to miss any more time at work. On top of the sickness, we listed our house for sale. The work it takes getting ready for market is just crazy. But we also have people coming in and out of our home at all hours and it's just kinda overwhelming. Plus, we are finalizing everything with the builder. In full transparency, working with the builder has been the easiest part! Maybe I'll do a little update on the whole building process later this week.  Now that the dust has settled on 2020, I'm going to try my very hardest to keep this litt

Mother's Day Memories

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I want to start by saying that my heart and prayers go out to the "Mommies in Waiting" and to those who are missing their Momma on this special day.  You are not forgotten. We started Mother's Day at church with our crew, and we were lucky enough to be in the nursery.  We let Eli tag along, and he helped facility "Derby Races" around the table while the kids were on riding toys.  It was a hoot!  We also made cards for the mommies. We had some leftovers at home for lunch and then I spent some time laying out while Eric worked on the pool.  It was almost 90 degrees and the perfect way to relax on my special day! Eric made me a shrimp boil for dinner, and we took a family trip to Dairy Queen.  They also have presents coming later this week for me.  Basically, they are awesome!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Have I ever told you that Eli loves sports?  Ha!  I look back at him with baseballs and basketballs at 18 months old ,and it blows my mind that he's still so interested.   The thing is, he doesn't discriminate.  Baseball, basketball, football, name it, we play it! Not only do we play sports all day, we also have to watch certain videos on Youtube.   We watch "Boys of Fall," while wearing a football helmet. We watch Alabama's "Cheap Seats,"  John Fogerty's"Centerfield," and Kenny Rogers,  "The Greatest" while holding a bat, carrying a ball, and wearing a batting helmet. And now, thanks to Space Jam, we have to listen to the movie sound track while shooting hoops!  That's a blast from the past! He hasn't found a song about soccer or golf...YET! And with all that playing, who has time to run inside for a potty break?  Not this boy! I never thought