Friday, August 29, 2008
Today, I reflect on a post that I wrote (quickly) in 2004.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Congrats to Barack Obama for blowing away crazy religious fanatic Alan Keyes for race to the Illinois US Senate. I'll see you again in '08 when you become the first black U.S. President. I felt lucky I even had the opportunity to vote you in today. You are amazing.
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I will admit, I cried like a baby last night watching his bio video and during his speech last night.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Ok, so I'm sitting here watching female diving and I swear that little 15-year-old Chinese diver, Wang Xin's, leg is about the size of my arm. Of course she won't make a splash! It's hard to do when you weigh about 45 lbs. Somebody get this girl another cup of rice, please.

This weekend, the guy that I'm dating, Matt, and I are heading to Michigan to hang out for my friend, Kat's birthday. I'm really looking forward to seeing her again and for Matt to meet her. It'll be our first trip together, too, which is exciting and fun. Yes, Matt is someone new and is pretty much the nicest guy ever. He's the kind of guy that you would be really happy to know that I'm dating - funny, super nice to me, and is just a solid guy. I could go on, but that would be gushing and then one of you will just yell at me to 'Get a room!' and I'll be all 'Quiet, you.'

So, since I haven't done much writing, I will give a quick recap as to what I've done this summer in list form.

1. I finally met Mimi Smartypants. We sort of bumped into each other, actually, but I saw her read at the Hideout's "Funny Ha Ha" show which featured a bunch of super witty Chicago women writers (and one from Brooklyn). Very entertaining - lots of great talent in one room.

2. I spent 2 days at Lollapalooza. On Friday, my friend and I got free VIP tickets into the Metromix party at the Hard Rock Hotel which I HIGHLY recommend. It featured free drinks, food, haircuts, make-up applications, massages, swag, tattoos!! (no, I did not get one) and access to a lot of bands. I met Mark Ronson's bandmates who were very drunk, but very amusing. Chicago was their last stop of the tour and a few of them said how much they loved our city, which was nice to hear. Because of all the free drinks I was seriously hurting all day on Saturday and by Sunday, I was sick of the heat and decided I'm too old to do that shit again. I figured I had a good run considering most of my friends quit doing this stuff about 5 years ago. I'm 31 and I'm out. Peace, fuckers.

3. I can't believe it's almost Labor Day and the fact that I'm reflecting back on my summer, but the rest of my summer was basically spent hanging out with friends, having a few beers, golfing with my parents in Lake Geneva, WI, watching live music, trying new cooking classes, and spending time with Matt. Oh, and I saw 'The Dark Knight' like the rest of you, and yes, I thought it was amazing. Gotham Hospital was a building located along the Green Line and I would see it every day on my way to work. I remember when they blew that building up. It was done at night and it amazed me that they could make it look like it was the middle of the afternoon in the movie. Screw Heath Ledger, someone give the special effects team an Oscar.

What's been going on with you guys?
Thursday, August 07, 2008
So I'm somewhat at peace with Favre being traded to the Jets, and here's why:

1. It's not the god damn Bears.
2. It's not the god damn Vikings.
3. The Packers typically don't play the Jets.
4. My friend, Beth, is a season ticket holder to the Jets and a huge, HUGE fan of Favre, so I'm happy for her.
5. Did I mention it's not the Bears?

So, in conclusion, while I'm not exactly happy with the Packers or Favre, and least we can all agree that the Bears will still suck this year.

Love, Megan