Sunday, February 17, 2008

Meme of Us

Stole this from Miss Zoot

How long have you been together? Officially, as boyfriend-and-girlfriend, we've been together a little over four years. Mike asked me to be his girlfriend watching Elimidate on the Wednesday of Thanksgiving 2003.

How old is he? Mike is almost exactly nine months older than me, and turns 2-9 tomorrow!

Who eats more? Uh, yeah, Mike for sure. Last night we hit the Hoagie Hut after going out for his (and his three friends') birthday, and he ate a cheeseburger there and got a corndog and fries to take home. hahahah

Who said ‘i love you’ first? He did. I could never say it first.

Who is smarter? I think we're both smart in different ways. But I sometimes think that maybe he is overall smarter. He definitely has a patience to learn that I do not.

Who does the laundry? ME, for sure.

Who does the dishes? Our dishwasher

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? As you're laying on your back, I do. I used to sleep on the other side, but then he had surgery and we had to switch sides. Something about laying on the other side made him want to sleep on his injured side. Plus then I couldn't try to sleep on that messed up shoulder

Who mows the lawn? No lawn was included with our condo

Who cooks dinner? It's about 50/50

Who is more stubborn? Oy, we are BOTH so stubborn

Who kissed who first? I made him kiss me first, we were on his rooftop deck and he was hemming and hawing about it. I grabbed him and made him kiss me, which I am sure he hated (sarcasm!)

Who asked who out? There wasn't that much "asking".... I told Mike that if he didn't ask me out on a real date then I was walking. So we went to Second City for our first date and had pizza and beer

Who proposed? Mike - it was so sweet, he did it on his rooftop deck, where we had our first kiss.

Who is more sensitive? Me, for sure

Who has more friends? I think we both have quite a lot of really great friends!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Domestic accomplishment

Tonight for dinner I made goat-cheese stuffed chicken. I put a few sun-dried tomatoes in mine, but I knew better than to do that with Mike's. He ate it all and then proclaimed "Where did my dinner go?!?"

Now if I could just get the time to clean the condo, I would be a domestic goddess!

Best picture Monday

My little sib, Gracie, surveys the scene at the bowling alley
I had such a good time with little Gracie on Saturday. She is really coming out of her shell with me - we played hangman the whole way to the bowling alley on the bus. It helps that I am REALLY bad at hangman, so she won almost every time!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Voting fun

Tuesday Mike and I made our way across the street to the used book store to vote.

The place was a mess.

The guy who checked people in, paged through one whole book before finally realizing that he had the M-Z book and that K would not be in that book. Then he flipped to J in the other book, and started going forward into the alphabet from there. Noticing this, I proclaimed "But K is before J!"

Hubs gives me the raised eyebrow and an eyeball that says "If this is what it's like at every poll, our nation is screwed."

Once I get done voting, I go to put my ballot in the protective/private sleeve and notice that he's given me two - and I wrote on the front of the first and the back of the second. I exclaimed, "Oh no! I have two!" and the guy taking the ballots comes over to "help." He basically tried to take the second ballet from me, and we had a little pulling match over the thing. I kept saying "but I need to transfer my votes from the other one!!!" Finally he just let me transfer the votes and give him the one I wanted voided. What a pain.

Just another day at the polls... and around Chicago.

I also saw some guy at an El station yesterday rolling a joint. How is that for Chicago fun?

Monday, February 04, 2008

Sad News

The General Retires

I remember the day that IU fired Bobby Knight (or General Robert Montgomery Knight). It was September 10, 2000. We had been in class just over a week, maybe not even that. Jay had just started at IU, it was his freshman year and he was living in Foster Harper just like I had. When we got the news Bobby was fired, I remember a lot of milling about and heading down to the heart of campus. Some people ran down to the center of campus to riot and be rowdy (Jay certainly did). Some of my girlfriends caught a ride down to the main plaza, by the Lilly Library and Showalter fountain. I don't remember why I didn't go down, but I am pretty sure I can blame it on too much homework, even that early in the semester.

It was my last semester of Spanish, and I was in a conversational Spanish class to finish out my minor. Those classes were the biggest time-suck of all time. They were held 4 times a week and I had hours of homework every night. Either that, or I was just too freaking lazy to walk the mile to the fountain.

I don't regret not heading to the center of campus... but it did sound like it had been alot of fun after everyone filtered back to the sorority and started telling stories. IU's huge Showalter fountain is in the center of campus and whenever anything REALLY big happened at IU, everyone ran down and rioted around that fountain. On the really big occaions the giant fish were wrenched out of that fountain and paraded around down there. The last time it had happened IU had won the National Championship in 1987, and one giant fish was still missing. The legend was that it was hanging in some frat somewhere. I never did see it. The fish were ripped from the fountain that night - luckily they were all recovered. The student body got several thorough lectures via the student newspaper regarding the cost of reposting the fish in the fountain, which was fun.

As an aside, I remember thinking all day on September 10, 2001 that I was forgetting someone's birthday, or not remembering an anniversary of sorts. Since the next day was 9/11 I obviously didn't put much effort into researching it or thinking of it much - everyone in our country had other things on the mind. Only now, looking up information to write this, did I realize that that day was the anniversary of the General being fired. The next day on September 11, 2000 he stood in front of a group of students and asked the student body not to hold a grudge against the kid that got him fired. And he said goodbye. I always thought Bobby was a really great guy - an old school coach that just didn't put up with anything. Yeah, he was a little fly-off-the-handle, but he was a genuine good old boy. Growing up in Indiana, the man was a legend. Hoosier country was Bobby's country, and we laughed that he ran the school more than Myles Brand (the president at the time) did.

I read today online that he is only one of two men that has both played on and coached a National Championship team. He is the winning-est coach in NCAA Division 1 history, and I think it's very sad that Indiana did NOTHING to celebrate that. I know that he didn't leave on the best terms, but he was a valued and revered coach for a very long time and I was very sorry to see that he was not recognized at all by the school.

All that said, I'll miss cheering on two teams in the Dance every year: one that plays for my school, and one that plays for my coach.

February already!

Well, it's been a busy few weeks! Here is the recap:
  • Been to the gym AT LEAST once a week! Holy cow
  • Drinking - OK, but gonna tone it down in the next coupla weeks. Chad was here, after all!
  • F-bomb.... well, let's just say I could improve

And here are some pics from the last coupla weeks!

My car pigs. I got these pigs when I first got the Shadow when I was like 16. And they've been with me ever since, even when I got the Corolla

Will it ever stop snowing? We're supposed to get another 6 inches tomorrow night!

Chad and I visit with Tony at Taco Burrito Place los Tres Panchos. We walked to Durkin's earlier that night and as we passed the taco place, Chad yelled "I will see YOU later!!!"

On Saturday night we all headed to Fogo. This is a shot of our group of 19. We played a game, each throwing in a dollar and hazarding a guess regarding the final tab. And I won! woooo hooooo!!!
Check out the awesome picture the guy took at first. hahaha....
Kimmy, Me, and Jay!