Ingrid Michaelson performing The Way I Am at St. Olaf College
I just thought of this video tonight…it’s one of my absolute favs. Sometimes being a non-music student at St. Olaf is frustrating but being in this crowd was one of the best experiences I’ve had at college. Tonight in Scotland, half way across the world, I met the first stranger who knew what St. Olaf was - from Golden Girls, of course :) She’s from Qatar and she said that those women on Golden Girls were like her best friends growing up, and that St. Olaf always seemed like a far-away, made up place. I don’t think I’ve never felt as much pride in my school as that night at the Ingrid concert and tonight when I grabbed my “I’m An Ole” button, student ID, and Um Ya Ya shirt and sat down to show someone my school. For all the ups and downs I’ve had at Olaf, for all the frustrations and resentments, it really is a wonderful place.
Um Ya Ya <3