Until recently. I don't know if it is my recent infaturation with the color purple (Northwestern's colors are purple and white, and my favorite line from the alma mater is "Hail to Purple, Hail to White, Hail to Thee Northwestern".) or a conversation with a student development phone caller who was just so nice and happy and interested in what I've been doing since graduation (seriously), but I've had better thoughts about Northwestern lately. I've found myself mentioning that I went there more often that I used to (I used to just say I lived in Chicago, or went to school in Chicago). I read the alum emails. And I bought two skeins of Lorna's Laces "Team Spirit" sock yarn in, you guessed it, purple and white.
I have to admit this purple isn't real Northwestern purple (it should be a lot deeper) but even the fact that I recognize it isn't true Northwestern purple is something.
I'm even thinking about getting a sweatershirt. Hail to Purple! Hail to White!