Melissa – Ma big!! For the best clue week ever, for the most ridiculous tales, for the dedication to alcohol consumption. I can’t believe you’ve got to be a real person now (God help the world) but I know you’re going to LOVE life in NYC

Courtney – FOR BEING THE BEST BIG EVER. But seriously, I could not have asked for a better, more caring, wonderful big. Good luck with New York – I am sure you will be amazing (you always are!) KEEP IN TOUCH.

Ivan – where do we even begin?! For the food, for spending SO MUCH goddamn time with us during the last couple of months, for driving us to the Myrtle Beach Greyhound station, for constantly abusing us, for taking us to so many restaurants that we wouldn’t have gone to otherwise, for buying 20 pieces of chicken, for taking us to formal, for cooking us chicken, for all the late night tv/food/fun times, for protecting me from that one terrifying Hoarders episode (and not protecting me from the terrifying clowns..). Oh and for being my future husband in 40 years…

Brooks – for being the fourth part of our bizarre little square of BFFs, for agreeing to be my future husband and provide me with that all important green card, for never knowing what is going on, for putting up with us spending a good few months never talking to you but merely yelling BROOOKSYYYY WHERE’S DUNCAN, for being the most comfortable sunken gardens bed I have ever known, but being so freaking hilarious, for having the best facial expressions I have ever seen on a person. AND FOR YOUR DANCING – it’s so good!

bmfl ❤

Hanna Rocks – for letting us crash your formal, for being one of the most chilled, laid-back people we’ve ever met, for having a brilliant British accent (seriously it rivals our own…)

Jake Flowers – for being our first real American friend, buying us alcohol, not being angry when we break into your house and starting our beautiful relationship with Sigma Pi. (and for offering to de-bunk our bunk beds before we got here and answering our ridiculous questions about how much laundry cost) And sorry for Spring Formal…I still remember NOTHING. For the Sig Pi t-shirts (I have been lusting after the Fall Rush 2011 one FOREVER) and for the final goodbye message and the many tears!!

way back when

Kelly Chapman – for finding us at that first party and for being nice to us and for being one of the people that made us want to join Theta / being instrumental in our joining of Theta. AND for teaching us that girls in army uniforms can be hot.

Sam Quinn – For being our Sig Pi buddy and for generally always just being amazing and happy and wonderful all the time. For your “boyfriend” and for your amazing formal companionship and your endless enthusiasm and for being so hilariously awkward – finger hearts forevahhh!

Grace Lauber – for being so put together even when you are not, for being generally the most chill person ever and for being a sex goddess (and not being ashamed of it). And for your dedication to burger night. And for the strip show on your birthday.

Harry – for coining the term Team England and consequently being among the first to inflate our egos to the ridiculous size they have now grown to, and for showing impressive dedication to pastels

Ulrich – for making us all laugh till we cried, for being our token South African, for not getting angry when we have broken into your house, and for always threatening to roofie us.

beef and broccoli, anyone?

Neal – for being a closeted blog fan and for letting us harass your twin in UVA and for “having our emotional support” at date party/formal/whatever else we have taken to. For being a SoCal surfer dude trapped in a Nova kid’s body!

John B – for letting us cry on you at date party. For having the same conversation with us about Nottingham every week for the first three months we knew you, for forcing us to hang out on the roof of 333 and telling us that rap has always been in your soul. For putting up with us probably the most (almost) out of anybody…

the ill-fated halloween date party…

Paul – for being the most difficult to please person ever, and for believing Bella and I are the “innocent” members of T.E. For our drunken chats about Russian Literature, politics, and your deep life ambitions, driving us home from UVA and for wearing your slippers to every party! (WHERE IS OUR DUCK!?)

Wren – for providing us with innumerable quantities of alcohol and for comforting us with Sour Patch Kids at some of our lowest points. For being my guardian angel and presenting me at pledge formal and getting us into the bars when we really shouldn’t even have been in public. For being a general life inspiration!

Joe Dean – for being the first Sig Pi freshman we ever met, for calling us aloof, for singing Lion King to us. How we have enjoyed watching you grow and blossom into a fine young man.


STEPHENNNNNN – for taking three months to learn our names, for your spontaneous napping on couches, for your heartfelt messages to us in the Team England video, for being the person we said goodbye to the most out of anybody (seriously…seven times?!).

Sam Hoy – for the furry fleece, for being a stand-in formal date, for providing some of the best entertainment value we’ve ever seen. Oh and for inducting us into “the team” and letting us be wingmen – it really was an honor (and we were pretty good right?!)

Lee – for expressing your love of dance, for not getting too upset when I threatened to lock you in a cage, for beach week, for determining the weather, for wearing a towel sarong, for being another star of the Team England video

the best formal dates we could have asked for?

Rory Park – for being one of the most hilarious people in the world, for having one of the best British Accents, for knowing every single thing about every Big Brother UK series, for saving us in Atlanta!

Caroline, Cari, Anne and Catie – for family dinners, pregames & chasing shots with garlic bread…Caroline I’m sharing your little!!

Casey & Erin – for being a wonderful addition to our family and providing good goss for fam din

Carolyn – for your dedication to Jeopardy. For being the intimidating President that turned out to not be intimidating in the slightest!

Sally – for never getting over the novelty of us and for always failing to mimic our accent and for accompanying us to breakfast nearly every day in first semester. For having your parents rescue us after our time in Death Hostel and for generally just being a babe. For coming to London!!! LOVE YA.

Alla – for Thanksgiving and for being arguably this blog’s number 1 fan (and for your love of Summer Heights High)


Canakis – for spooning banter, for letting us dance on your table (and destroy your ceiling), for the t-shirts with your name on and the banter. For being an amazing formal date and for being equally as drunk (and more OCD) as me – we really were pathetic!

Jackson – because I recently found a note in my phone that said ‘say nice things about Jackson in the blog’ and for being one of the first Sig Chis we ever met, and for beach week bonding and for driving us to Mexico Lindo in the pouring rain

Colin McGlennon – for embracing Theta Thursdays with such enthusiasm; for being the best Derby Days coach we could have asked for; for creativity in the cards-for-sick-kids domain


Jil & Kate – for being wonderful roomates, saving me from the hell of Bryan Basement and for putting up with my stupidly early bed times and twice a week 8am’s.. Jil: For nursing me through hangovers with Gilmore Girls (and not noticing/not commenting when I vommed all over my bed…),for watching Gossip Girl with me and for my education in Country music Kate: for being so lovely and for always being quiet when me and Jil are in bed early. For working so hard and generally being an inspiration to english students everywhere.

The Stairwells – for introducing us to the wonderful world of a capella and for making us cry at your final concert with your Blink 182 medley (sorry not sorry). For the impromptu singalong on the Sig Chi ACTUAL Stairwell…and all that followed…WINKFACE

Vicky – for being the best, 100% NOT- intimidating pledge mum and weeknight drunkard and possibly one of the sweetest people we have ever met (apart from when you tried to brand me with a cigarette!)

Jessica – for being our most dedicated blog commenter ever, for dedication to Sorority Girls and having AMAZING style

Meredith – for our hardcore bonding at events such as Homecoming over bread, for being so dedicated to finding the village of Nutcomb

Maggie – for being my first ever Kite Buddy and all around hilarious, for joining us on a Nashville adventure in Opryland and for GETTING A JOB AT DISNEY

Cricket – for just being Crickety all the time!

Hannah Ugarte – AND WE DANCED, AND WE CRIED, AND WE LAUGHED….AND HAD A REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOD TIME. (but really…we love you and the 321 girls)

Katie Thoma – for keeping me sane in Modern Poetry class, for being one of the sweetest people I have ever met in my life, for being one of the few Thetas I can rely on to be at Sig Chi’s unit

Jo Beletic – for being a total GODDESS and general sweetheart

Luuk Figdor – LOST TO US TOO SOON but for the late night chats, life advice and mentor sessions in Chandler kitchen/other inappropriate places

Jake Jose – for being our one and only Beta friend (apart from J.W) and for completing the British tri-athlon. For being my date to Pledge formal (doesn’t that seem so long ago?!)

Drew Middleditch – for also completing the British tri-athlon and for being a key part of our team england video. For your dedication to YOLO and OH HELLO, and for sheer comedic value

Jamie Whiteford – for being our fellow countryman and provider of banter, for christening us the Ladettes, for entertaining us on the first journey of our travels, for being an all around LAD

J.W – for international kiting

THETA BABIES – Malia, Sophie Helm, Caitlin, Stephanie, Madeline, Casey, Claire, Kelly and EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU for letting us be in your pledge class

Carie – FOR THE BEST TWO DAYS IN DALLAS WE COULD POSSIBLY HAVE HAD, for picking us up at 2:30 in the morning, for taking us to lunch, for being adorable and hilarious and so so so much fun

thetas in dallas whatuppp

Katherine Hammond – for being the perfect tour guide in Memphis and taking us on the best food tour we could ask for! THANK YOU SO MUCH IT WAS SO FUN!

Miss Angie – for always calling us “baby”. Everyday. Without Fail.

Prof. James Savage – for helping us survive Milton and English Renaissance Drama respectively, for having great style and for being possibly the funniest man ever

Anon (*distinct hamster*) – for mentioning us on College ACB

Shane, any other residents of Shirley & Kappa Sigs in general – for adopting us as your groupies this semester, for letting us crash your house too many times to count, for making us want SO BADLY to come back for Homecoming next year

Schofield – For “British Tea!”, for being generally hilarious, for loving life, for dedication to Carrie Underwood and for not-dining and dashing in Berets on Blowout

Trent – for THE American flag baseball cap, for sharing its secrets, and for kind-of-not-really accusing us of stealing an iPad

WaWa Pam – for punching Bella in the arm for attempted shoplifting and assuring us that she “doesn’t like to touch pussy”

Sophie’s Mum – for constantly unblocking my cards, sending me strange parcels of Topshop shorts and chocolate and for putting up with my moaning everytime I am “ill”. Oh, and sharing so much emotion in my Senior Letter 😉

Bella’s Mum – for always being on hand to find places to seek refuge from death hostels and from death buses to Miami. For taking us to Disney world!!! (And on that note: THE J TEAM for the fun bus banter, the beer pong lessons, the catchphrases and the poses and a week of general hilarity in not-so-sunny Florida)

Of course every. Single. Theta. THANK YOU


It is time to mention THE Team England. The people who without which we all may have gone mad. Sometimes you just need someone with you to bitch about tie dye…

Nushy – for being the most insane person we have ever met (in the best way ever) and being the best story teller ever. YOU SHALL BE FAMOUS.

Hayley – for being gorgeous all the time, and for being my fellow Essex friend across the pond, for the Savage banter

Duncan – for putting up with our constant bullying, for taking us to date-parties, plying us with alcohol and for repping exe hardcore. SEE YOU AT THE BOP

Jess – sorry about your brother…

and finally

Emily & Josie – FOR EVERYTHING. I feel like we don’t need to write a message to you two becuase it wouldn’t even begin to sum up our amazing year. WE LOVE YOU GUYS and I don’t know what we would have done without you. I rember thinking before I went to America that I didn’t want to make English friends – who would have thought our best friends of the year would have been British! Thanks for hours Bryan Basement, Digestive Santa and his Rent Boiz, Spring Break, black beans, friendship heights, the BJ SHED and everything in between. Can’t wait to take Team England adventures in actual England (please don’t die on your road trip.) BRING IT ON! ps. we miss you!

the most perfect day




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  1. John Bracaglia

    I miss you guys a lot

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