Welcome to the Red Cup Adventures. Why the Red Cup Adventures? Because red cups are universal symbols of summer fun. They’re the ambassadors of good times and the perfect decorative holder for our Single Girl Summer sangria. No party is complete without them.
The urban dictionary recognizes the importance of the Red Cup and have complied numerous thoughtful definitions to describe them. Here are some of my favorites:
–Red cups are to drinkers as rolling papers are to stoners. Both may be used in completely unrelated ways, mainly in consumption, but they have become symbols of a certain scene.
–Red cuppin (they made it into a verb) is synonymous with drinking, or with partying in general…It is possible that the red cup trend originated from beer pong, which sometimes uses 12 or 16 oz. plastic cups.
–The harbinger for consumption of alcohol in undergraduate colleges everywhere. The irony is that the original intention was to conceal the content of the cup, as the drinkers are all underage, versus a clear plastic cup that gives away the amber goodness intrinsic of most beers. There’s been such widespread integration of the red plastic drinking cup that it’s immediately obvious that a red cup signifies consumption of alcoholic beverages. (Who doesn’t love a little irony with their drinks?)
For the full list of definitions, click here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=red+cups
Thanks for checking out the blog. Each week we will amaze, inform, and entertain you with stories about hot happenings, cool people, and quirky opinions. Come back often to follow Single Girl Summer on our quest for the ultimate summer fun and red cup adventures.
Deanna is the author of Voted “Most Creative”, a collection of poems and essays that inspire creativity, growth, and self-expression and Single Girl Summer, the story of three women navigating the ups and downs of life during one special summer in Chicago. Find out more at www.SingleGirlSummer.com.