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Spring Break Adventures

Sarah Bailey, graphic designer and crocodile
hunter, spent one spring break trekking through the backwoods of
southern Louisiana with a few college friends. “We feasted on boudin
and cracklings (scary sausage and fried pig fat), and took a high speed
fan boat ride through the bayou.” Sarah recalls the highlight of the
trip as her close encounter with death (see photo) and giving the fan
boat operator a fake phone number. “Come to think of it he was scarier
than the boudin and cracklings.”

Josh Hatfield,
design intern, recalls what he considers the ultimate spring break
experience – for a ten year old. A full week on the couch spent
watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit and eating Cinnamon Toast
Crunch right out of the box. “Me, the video, the couch and lots of
crumbs. It was a magic time in my life. I’ve tried to recreate the
experience—same couch, same video. They say you can’t go back; they’re
right. Except for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, that still works for me.”

Nebraska is not exactly well known as a college spring break hot spot, at least that’s what our account executive, Donna Walker,
found out. “It’s really cold up there and not much to do – I can’t
believe I have family there. I mostly remember ‘Go Huskers’ tee-shirts
and snow.” Donna also recalls another wiser choice for spring
break—Padre Island. “It was a lot warmer and I met a really cute guy
who turned into my husband. I mean he’s still cute, it’s just where we
first met.”

Chad Dahlgren, web project manager,
tells of a whirlwind east coast road trip he took with two college
roommates. We visited New York City, Boston, Burlington and even went
to Quebec for a day. It was an awesome trip, except for the fact that
my roommates took a combined $112 with them. “Luckily, I had just paid
off my credit card and was able to have my limit raised. It was a great
road trip. I saw half the country at 22 percent APR.”

Spring breaks for Peyton Hutchison,
print project manager, always meant extravagant shopping trips—Paris,
New York City, Amsterdam…. “No, I grew up in Clinton. We drove to
Oklahoma City and spent our vacation here. Apparently we didn’t have a
Dillard’s in Clinton.”

Jaimi Aycock, graphic
designer, used to spend spring break at the Lake of the Ozarks every
year at her family’s cabin. “I have tons of stories!” Jaimi explains.
“One spring we opened up the cabin after my grandma forgot to turn off
the kitchen sink the previous winter. We were hit with a waist-high
wave of fermented tap water and soggy furnishings. And most every one
of my memories of our time at the lake include me wearing a large
orange life jacket because I cannot swim. It’s not that I haven’t
tried, it’s just that I tend to sink for some reason.”

“I did the classic spring break in ’82,” Dave Miller
reminisces. “I flew into Daytona Beach with a couple of college
roommates. I’m sure I have a lot of great memories from that trip; I
just can’t recall any.” Now available on DVD: Chubby Pale White Guys Gone Wild.

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