After Chris got off work at 12 we did what he wanted to do...which was pretty much relax, b/c it had been a pretty hard week!! Skip forward to 3:00 and we started to get ready to go and get Chris's ring!! For those who don't know receiving your Aggie ring is more important than walking across the stage to graduate. To qualify for a ring you have to have:
- 90 completed undergraduate cumulative hours
- 45 completed undergraduate hours at A&M University
- 2.0 cumulative GPA
- Must not be on academic probation, suspension, dismissal, expulsion, or on honor violation probation from the university.
We got there a little early so of course random picture were taken!
Chris and Bando showing off how 'excellent' they really are!
This is the crowd of people that were there...and if you look toward the right of the picture you can see a giant replica of the Aggie ring, it weigh 6500lbs.
Finally the time for Chris to get his ring arrived. We walked into the Alumni building, down the hall where we waited in line with other Aggies whose last name began with 'C'...then it was Chris's turn...WHOOP!!
Chris checking out that the spelling of his name is correct. They were able to engrave his whole name on the inside. This may sound quite impressive but the ring was size 14 3/4 so there was no problem!
Next it was time for pictures...
The whole group:
Lou, Steve-o, CrittyPuH, Snooze, Bando
After Chris got his ring it was time to PARTY!
Thanks to Sarah for letting us use your house...since our little apartment was too small!!
One unofficial tradition A&M has connected with receiving the Aggie Ring is a Ring Dunk. Traditionally an Aggie would dunk their ring in a pitcher of beer, aprox 60oz, (hence the tradition is unofficial). Then you would chug down the whole pitcher and catch your new ring in your mouth! Since dunking the ring in alcohol would pose a problem in our marriage (among other things) Chris chose to dunk his ring in his favorite drink: Dr Pepper.
The pitcher filled with 60 oz of DP...
I had Chris's name and date of his ring day engraved on the front. When I get my ring, we will engrave my info on the back!
If you look really closely at the bottom left of the pitcher you can see Chris's ring at the bottom!
This is Chris right after he dunked his ring... and...
right before he threw up!
It took Chris 42.6 seconds to down 60 oz of DP. Needless to say he only solidified that he is THE MAN! It was freaking amazing to watch...don't believe me...scroll down and watch it for yourself!