Here I am, got in last night from Illinois. Fun time while I was up there. Friday we fixed a crapload of Asian Food and everyone helped and it was really good. Then we went to a late showing of Beetlejuice, fell asleep during part of it, but it was cool anyway seeing it on the big screen. On Saturday we went to a Huge Mall outside of Chicago. Sunday I went to a concert in Chicago with Matt and a friend of his Colin. We saw Assemblage 23, hAUJOBB, and VNV Nation. They were all pretty good, I enjoyed them. The venue was really neat, Park West, kind of an old "club" style setting with a dance floor and stage. There were booths and seats for people to sit and watch everything as well as a balcony. Very interesting. After the concert we loaded up CD's and Blanks and went to the TeleMatics Lab at NIU and burned burned burned. And on Monday I went and sat with Matt in the Writing Center computer lab and then went to Ruby Tuesdays with Molina and had lunch. After we went and rented some DVD's and sat and watched Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back while she worked on her Milton/Paradise Lost paper. Matt got home from teaching and we ate Crab Rangoons and Wantons and watched One Night, At McCools. Matt napped, and then we went to the Annex, a bar, and I had a few Guinesses. Tuesday I drove into Chicago and drove around for a little while, saw the Sears tower, drove under it actually, amongst other sites, and then came home. All and all not too bad of a trip. 012300283588 --thanks to nancy for the Camel Turkish Jade SKU. And that's all for now as I see it.