So, over the eight days I spent in Illinois last week and the week before I slept on two different couches, sat/laid on four different beds, expanded my westward horizon a couple more miles, and met some chickens...yeah...
Let's start with the thank yous and the much appreciateds:
First, my thanks, again, to Bill and Bill's mom for putting me up Friday and Saturday night
Second, my thanks, obviously, to Andy and Linds for putting up with me for the rest of the week, and sitting through House and baseball and getting whooped in Jeopardy.
Thanks to Jana for the ring
Thanks to Andy, Bill, Caz, Jake, Tim, and BJ for quite the entertaining WrestleMania experience.
Thanks to Bill for introducing me to the Hi Ho Mongolian Grill
Assorted random out-of-context quotes from the week:
"I get the separate bathroom because I have my period..."
"Adam's a racist"
All in all I didn't do much last week. Shit, I didn't leave the apartment from when we got back from Steak n Shake Monday night to when we left for Naperville Friday afternoon, but I did get to play each of the ps2 games I took with me. I also got to play Nickelodeon GUTS for the SNES, which is one of the most awesomely bad video games I've ever played, and Mario Party 6, cause there's no party like a Mario Party.
We also saw "V for Vendetta" Friday night, on an IMAX screen, no less, and what an awesome movie that is.
We drove back from Naperville after the movie, just to make sure I wouldn't miss my bus due to over-sleeping, and Jana came along. I beat them all at 3-on-1 Jeopardy then we all went to bed. Saturday morning Jana and Linds left for the Rob Zombie concert, Andy took me to the bus drop-off and that was that.
Finally, in the "Best $16 I Ever Spent" Category: The C&J Trailways ticket I purchased in South Station. Not only did I get to leave Boston at 7:00 instead of 7:45, I got into Portsmouth at about 8:05 instead of 8:50, and the C&J stop is in Pease, which is closer to my house than the downtown Greyhound stop.
I'll tell ya, it had been a while since I was that happy to see this shithole of a house, but it wasn't quite equal to how badly I didn't want to leave Illinois. Ah well, my vacation is over. Who knows how long it'll be til I feel like riding a bus for a day and a half again, too.
Tomorrow involves getting my oil changed, going to the bank and putting gas in my car. Other than that...I got nothin.
Tuesday is Fenway Opening Day, and festivities start on NESN at 1.
I'm going to bed now, any of you Illini will be sure to remind me of anything I may have forgotten. I have faith in you guys.
- Music:The Who - Summertime Blues