too tired to write details

which sucks because i doubt i'll come back to it haha.

basically though, i had one of the best weekends ever.

Friday Alyssa & Shawn came in, Stephen came in, and Tara & Brian came in. We went to the city museum and acted like children [some more than others haha]. Saturday we went to Blueberry Hill for lunch and walked around the Loop before going up to the arena for the hockey game. Obama was here on Saturday too and though I would have loved to go, I figured it would be best not to since I had a house full of guests and the crowd downtown was ridiculous [see below].

The game was INCREDIBLE. The suite was fantastic, everyone got along and seemed to have a great time. The game was very exciting and there was a fight in the stands right below our suite which added to the atmosphere. I definitely drank wayyy more than usual and there were some HILARIOUS moments - but overall it was just so awesome. Here is a picture after the game that the food/beverage lady took for us haha. There are about 4 or 5 drunkards in the picture. This was before the beer fiasco before the elevator, which i may or may not write about later.
After the game we went to the casino where I played a little but not much and Alyssa spilled coffee on her pants, Shawn won some money, Stephen lost some money and Brian hit a wrong button on a slot machine haha.

Stephen left really early on Sunday and Tara and Brian left in the afternoon. The rest of the night was just spent relaxing for the most part with Alyssa and Shawn. Went and saw a horrible movie in the theater and then watched the Tampa/Boston game that we dvr'd.

There really is so much more that I'm not writing about and leaving out a lot of details but that's alright. All that matters is that the weekend was one of the best I've had in a very long time.

Here's a quote about the Obama rally here.
"Barack Obama attracted 100,000 people at a Saturday rally here, his biggest crowd ever at a U.S. event."

Thats pretty crazy if you ask me. Here is a slideshow from it [obviously not mine]:

I sure do miss living downtown. I say it all the time, but it would have been fucking incredible to see the sea of people from our old living room.


before sleep

I got an email today confirming my travel arrangements for my new job. I'm pretty damn excited to see how it goes. I'll be leaving Sunday the 26th and coming back late Tuesday night and going into the local office on Wednesday. It's crazy how you apply for jobs and it seems like nothing comes your way, and then once someone is really interested in you EVERYONE decides they want to hire you. Oh well, it's a great job, good pay, and works well with my school schedule.

They're putting me up in a hotel about 5 miles from the corporate office in Illinois which happens to be really close to where Todd's mom lives, so I'm going to probably email her and see if she wants to grab dinner the Sunday night I get into town.

so since today is technically Thursday - I GET TO SEE EVERYONE TOMORROW! I can't express how happy and excited I am to be around so many incredible people that I love. It is muuuuch needed.

I have a final tomorrow in one of my classes that's only 8 weeks and not a full term class. Im not even concerned about that class because I know I got an A and I know I'll do fine on the final. The tests I took on Monday in one class and today in another I'm not feeling as confident about, but I wont find out what those are until next week.

I'm feeling good about where I'm heading even though things have been a little crazy. By a little, I mean a lot haha. But hey, Todd helped me keep my head above water and now all will be well.


it's that time of year

Midterms are this week..... ieee

The Blues home opener was Friday night. It ruled as expected. Last year's opener was awesome, this year's opener was awesome... I think openers are just really awesome because it's that whole "ITS TIME" when you know that you're going to be spending many nights watching hockey either at home or at the arena. It's awesome. It also is a reminder that winter is around the corner which is always exciting. I am excited for this year. I imagine we'll still be ehhh but I think watching the young talent will bring some energy.

so technically today is sunday which means, not including today, in 5 days....


so them plus 4 St. Louis people will be attending the Blues/Blackhawks game on Saturday in one of the penthouse suites. I've never seen a game from that high up, though I guess it's not really that much higher than the top of the 300 sections. I keep worrying that since it will be Alyssa, Shawn, Tara & Brian's first actual hockey game that they wont get to really experience it from that high, but the more I think about it the more I think it'll be ok. Either way, the weekend is going to be a blast and I'm so excited to see my sister and my friends and of course Todd is excited to see everyone too.

If we could have gotten Summer up here our entire wedding party would be here haha. Since my side is Alyssa & Summer and Todd's side is Tara & Shawn we could have done some wedding discussion, though i'm sure something will come up anyway.

I think we might hit up the casino after the game, and I know that we're for sure going to the city museum while everyone is here... I'm thinking Friday night.


oh and on a really interesting note - I am SO excited for the Christmas season this year. Anyone who knows me knows how crazy that is because I normally HATE Christmas with a passion because it's always been the most depressing time of the year. But nah not anymore.


my PSA

I don't really care how this sounds but if there is one thing I know, it's that everyone in this world should have a Todd in their life.

Not someone with the name, but someone who is the kind of person he is.

He make's everything ok. No matter how crazy, small, big, important, or silly it is he always, always makes it alright.

If you dont have one of him in your life, find one.