Life as a TiPster
Kathleen Mayer was the Llama Mama in 2005. She attended all four years at TiP, starting in 2002, when she took Philosophy at Davidson. She went on to take Books We Read Too Young, Thinking the Unthinkable, and Controversial Politics, all at East, of course. It is said she brought some special TIP magic to every function she attended, and this led to her instatement as the Llama Mama.
As a fourth year, Kathleen was the host of the Talent Show, along with Conrad Schott and Mel Weyant. She is known for her humor, general insanity, and of course, for her kickin' bad poetry Oh-noetry skillz. She was the very first to write intentionally bad Emoetry, Oh Noetry! along with Eric Mefford, another Llama Mama. This is one of the greatest legacies she has left to TIP, as the idea of emoetry spread to first term and has survived. [Edit: just to update, Emoetry, Oh Noetry! was still going strong at Term One, 2009. In fact, it was even more gothic than usual, as we were all dealing with the catastrophe that was the pandemic of Swine '09.]
Life as a Staffer
Kathleen came back as a staffer in 2010. She was appointed the roll of Resident Program Assistant which basically meant she did the jobs that no one else wanted to do/couldn't do. She was also known for her love of Staff meetings, which she attended and participated in religiously. She was by far one of the coolest staffers and was loved and adored by many TiPsters. Her mad dancing with the same :D face every song earned her a reputation for being the craziest and best dancer at TiP (Lil'Tasty would argue this). She continued she continued Bad Poetry? Oh Noetry! saga by reading some on-stage at the talent show and at TiP llore.
UPDATE: On Wednesday August 4th, her biggest fans Alli Schloeman, Analyssa Lopez, and Elise Wolf changed their Facebook profile pictures to a picture of Kathleen dancing at the second Term 2 dance. Little did they know they would start an epidemic. In less than an hour, somewhere upwards of 20 TiPsters had changed their profile pictures to this photo. Status updates abounded, and many TiPsters changed their middle names to "Kathleen Mayer" or some variation of it ("Kathleenmayer" was also popular). A group was also made in her honor, entitled "Kathleen Mayer.", which every TiPster in the wave immediately joined. This epic event was dubbed "Kathleen Mayer day" by Term 1 tipster who missed the whole thing, due to being asleep. (She was in Israel. Time differences & such.)
Poem to Kathleen by Alli Schloeman
Kathleen Mayer is a favorite
That we can’t deny.
She was terrorized on facebook
Because we think she’s pretty fly.
Kathleen didn’t have a RAG,
And she wasn’t in the termbook
But she’s tagged in TiPster’s pictures
So I guess that’s a kind of perk.
Maybe when she’s older
She’ll choose to conform
But for now we’re all happy
She resides within our dorm
|Llama Mama||Succeeded by:
See Also: Llama (2005)