Turbo aka Alicia aka Bestie is coming to Charlotte this weekend!
I know...I know..
You're probably wondering what in the heck a 'Turbo' is?
Most people do.
The word 'Turbo' came about during my tenure at LSU.
One of my sorority sisters started calling people 'Turbos' when they were acting dorky or just being goofy.
All of us girls in our group started jokingly calling each others 'turbos' when we felt like it.
It's a funny term that has stuck even 14-years after college.
Alicia was/is the Queen of using the term.
She coined: Turbolicious, Turbonator, Turbomeister, and the list goes on.
Alicia lives in Atlanta and we use to get together a lot but life happened and she got married, I got married, the Recession happened and it's been a while since we've spent a weekend together.
(Aside from my wedding)
So, she called me yesterday and wondered if we were actually going to be in town this weekend since we're gone all the time.
I said YES!
And, she has our address and will be here tomorrow night.
Alicia and I go way back.
We met when pledging Delta Gamma at LSU our freshman year.
But, even after college our friendship grew.
I moved out West and Alicia was one of the only friends that came to visit me wherever I lived.
When visiting Reno we partied our way through Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Napa(that's a story).
Then, when I moved to Vegas she came and stayed for 2-weeks.
That was trouble with a capital T and no, not for Turbo.
We partied in Vegas, NewPort Beach, Palm Springs and Temecula.
The trip from Temecula to Palm Springs is one we still laugh about.
After 'tasting' wines and drinking a bottle of champagne we were told to take the scenic route over the mountain.
One word: WOWZERS!
Here's a picture from that infamous day --- before we hit up 3 or 4 wineries.
Soon after I left Vegas and moved to Charlotte, Alicia moved to Atlanta.
Since my parents were living over there I use to go and visit all the time.
We spent one or more nights tearing up MidTown, BuckHead and more.
Then Alicia met Chris and they got married.
I was honored to be part of their special day.
She was part of my special day too, when Brad and I got married.
Pretty cool when you have friends for 18-years and you're still getting together.
Don't you think?
This weekend I plan on us catching up, drinking wine and watching football(LSU of course) with Alicia.
And, as Brad would say, who knows what else we'll get into?
Do you have any 'old school friends' that you still keep up with?