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Friday, March 14, 2003


And the weekend is upon us. This week was a crazy one. I was completely in charge of textbooks Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday I left early, around 12:30, to take care of my 401k/IRA rollover and then drive to Wheaton to get on the train and ride it into Chicago to visit Mike with Matt and Melina, who were already there. So after driving around Wheaton and missing one train there, which I had planned on being there earlier, so that gave me the chance to locate everything I needed to know. Boarded the train @ 3:21pm. Arrived in Chicago @ 4:12. Took at Taxi to Field Museum and met Matt & Melina there. Then took at taxi to Mikes apartment off of Lakeshore. Dropped off stuff and walked to Belmont. A really neat place with a lot of shopping and interesting buildings. Met up with Mike after he got off work and drove to another part of town and ate a Spanish Topas restaurant and drank a lot of homemade Sangria with fruit and ate a ton of Topas! Topas is, well it's like ordering a bunch of appetizers and sharing with everyone around your table. We ordered so many pitchers of wine, so much food, 2 and 3 orders of things. One thing I think we ordered 5 of. And then we somehow found room to share 3 deserts between 5 people. After the Huge meal, which Mike picked up, we went around the corner to an Irish pub called Celtic Crossings. This was the best bar ever. The bartender was an Irish tenor, which I know because I was at the bar about to order the first round for everyone when he sang to a woman at the other end of the bar. It was amazing. While we were all sitting at a table, a guy drew our group picture. It was really good. He asked for a donation and Matt put a 20 on our table for Mike to give to him, I put $3 down and before we could give it to him he said if we gave him $20 he'd draw another one for us. So we gave him it and he drew another. Mike may have bought him a Guinness too. Then we left the bar to get back to Mikes and catch the train before 12:40, which we missed. But we stayed at Mike's Apt. and got up around 5:30-6 to catch the train at 6:50 to get back to Dekalb so I could go to work in the morning. Arrived in Wheaton @ 7:34, had to drive the almost 30-45min to DeKalb to try and make it back before work. Got stuck by a train crossing, a very slow train. But got home, called to let them know I was going to be a little late, took a shower and got dressed, and ended up only being an hour late to work. Not bad. Granted after all was said and done I had gotten 3-4 hours of sleep on a little futon, after drinking all night, and was now at work until 5:30. Whew, and I did it. Then the week pretty much slowed down for Thursday and today. And this weekend is going to be Apartment hunting. I think that pretty much sums up what's been going on this week, sorry for the gap in posts.

seen this way @ 10:53 PM EST by Sean

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