Sunday, January 21, 2007

It's a Midwestern Super Bowl!

"Fantasy and reality merged into one on a blissful and snowy Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field as the Bears advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time in 21 years with a pulsating 39-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game." -Larry Mayer

Da Bears will take on the Indianapolis Colts February 4, which pleases me immensely. The Patriots have had their time in the sun. Now it's our turn to bask in the glory and show the world, or at least the United States, how it's done. I hope that my cousins and I will be able to perform the Super Bowl Shuffle in my grandparents' basement once again. It's a show no one will want to miss!

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Nashville Birthday Getaway

A weekend with my 2 best friends? What more could a girl ask for? Celebrating #27 was great fun, whether we were caffeine consumers, gabbing over breakfast, shopping at my new favorite boutique- Scarlett Begonia, or checking out some great bands (Bang, Bang, Bang and The Features) at Mercy Lounge. The tequila shots didn't hurt either! Tracy and Joel have stepped up their campaign on why I should move to Nashville. Unfortunately God does not seem to agree with that plan for now. At least I have another great season with the White Sox to look forward to- I bought my 2007 tickets today!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Birthday fever

True to form, on Saturday Kibibi, Jill, Becca, and I danced up a storm at The Hangge Uppe. I made some new friends, was well taken care of by a bachelor party (Tequila!), and lived up to my title as Dancing Queen until close to 3 in the morning. I only got 4 hours of sleep but it was SO worth it! It was so much fun and just what I needed. Music to feed the soul. I still have the birthday blues but I'm always amazed by the power music holds over me.
Last night my parents took me out for dinner at Texas Roadhouse and I had a fabulous steak dinner. My mom happened to mention it was birthday to the waitress, to my chagrin. Are you curious how they celebrate birthdays at TR? Well, they bring out a saddle for you to sit on while the whole restaurant claps and cheers and joins in on a collective yeeha. Needless to say, my mom apologized for quite a while afterward. Another one for the memory book, eh? Anyway, it was good to spend time with them and my mom made her famous angel food cake. Delicious!
Today a few of my favorite coworkers took me out for lunch which was great fun. Tomorrow Erin and I head out to Nashville to visit Tracy for my birthday getaway. Who knows what fun this weekend holds? Or how long I can drag out birthday celebrations?

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hope looks for good in people instead of harping on the worst.
Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what can't.
Hope lights candles instead of cursing the darkness.
Hope pushes ahead when it might be easier to quit.
Hope opens doors where despair closes them.
Hope carries on in spite of heartbreak.
Hope accepts tragedy with courage.
-Father James Keller