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3:17 PM Friday, August 1, 2003
Wow. These 45 or so add days have gone fast. Leah will be living down on Dickens and Clark this next year, which is pretty close to where I am now, so that's pretty cool. Helping her move on the 14th. Oh, happy August, if that's something to excited about. Means summer is almost over. Might have a Drumline showing tonight. Headed to South Bend this weekend. Wouldn't mind going to a drive in, but might have to push it off for another weekend. I wouldn't mind trying to get up to see Shakespeare on the Green up at Barat, but I don't know if that'll happen on Sunday or not. Only Tony, Remy, and Bryan showed up for beach last night, even though it was absolutely beautiful out. We threw around and then ate at some pub and then had some Cold Stone. Hopefully it'll be better next week.
11:58 AM Monday, August 4, 2003
Ultimate definitely feels in full force. Which is good. My body on the other hand is playing catchup. Which is bad. But we'll see. Kaze retreat in South Bend went well last weekend, with good practice, scrimmage, and fun at the Blanchet-Ruths'. Good to see Slider, Moby, Duke, and Nikita. Good story telling, good Egyptian Rat's Crew game, good food. Going to check out Monster Loft tonight, also have a showing of Drumline. Watched a little Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which is just about the only reality TV show I'm willing to watch, well, alongside Monster Garage and House. I forgot to mention that my previous wired ethernet problems have been fixed. It wasn't the on board built in ethernet that went bad, just my switch needed a reboot, is all. And presto, back to really fast web surfing and email checking. It's amazing how slow wireless feels now.
3:20 PM Tuesday, August 5, 2003
So Monster Loft is amazing. A Huge space. Quirky, artsy, quaint and begging for parties, events, gatherings, everything. But we shall see. Dinner was pizza during Drumline, which is a great movie. Very amusing. Got another chance to talk with Leah this morning. 7 days. Just one short week, and you won't ever have to read about me missing her again, ideally. Practice tonight, Friday and Sunday. Happy Birthday to Tony and Kevin. Track tomorrow, maybe beach on thursday. Ultimate ultimate ultimate. Never ending.
12:48 PM Wednesday, August 6, 2003
Dinner at Panang in Chinatown for Kevin's Birthday after practice. Good time. Had an Avocado smoothie, yummm. I feel pretty good about ultimate right now, got a decent groove, moving well, I like my backhand. Going to a mini team workout at Montrose tonight, instead of a track workout, unless I try and sneak it in before hand. Going to try beach tomorrow. Still need to catch up on sleep.
8:38 AM Thursday, August 7, 2003
Another track workout, and surprisingly, it's my upper abs that seem to be in the most pain today. I can't say I've ever actually had this kind of soreness before. Strange. Managed to finally make it to the grocery store last night, it's been a long long while since I've gone. Managed to start up She's All That, and also got in my fixed copies of Back to the Future Parts II and III. Gonna try beach tonight, and hopefully the beaches aren't closed. Practice, hopefully some post practice event tomorrow night, movie and a dinner Saturday night, and practice Sunday. It's almost the weekend. And only 6 more days or so.
9:23 AM Friday, August 8, 2003
Only 8 people showed up to beach, including myself, on a slightly windy but otherwise beautiful day. A little depressing, but that's okay. I'll keep trying. Afterwards Leo, Remy, and I went to Sai for dinner, yummy sushi, and Leo and I hit up Anthony's Italian Ice around the corner. So good. Light and refreshing. When I got home I had a surprise waiting for me, the Kaze temporary tattoos had arrived. They look sweet. I'm sporting all 3 right now, panda on the left shoulder, kanji on the right, and the pirate over my left pec. Tomorrow going to see SWAT and get some grub on a Saturday where I have no ultimate. It's gonna be nice. Hopefully something fun will happen tonight after practice, but wait and see.
8:16 AM Monday, August 11, 2003
Let's see if I can remember my weekend. Friday night practice, then small BBQ at Bryan's afterwards, losing badly at hearts, watching a bit of Zoolander and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Saturday I spent napping since I can't sleep in anymore, and then SWAT (which is good) and dinner at Dublin's. Sunday was practice and then American Wedding and Rock Bottom then a drop by at Adam's BBQ which was good. I got to catch up on Machine and Summer League news. And now it's Monday. Just a couple days left. Card games tonight, track and sushi tomorrow, and then Leah from then on out.
10:25 AM Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Leah comes back tonight. Sweet. Cards was good last night, full house, and full houses, overboating left and right. Movies in the background works out well, even better than music, I think. Went through The One, Office Space, and Josie and the Pussycats, and some of Mallrats over the course of the evening. Wow, long evening. Gave myself a long needed haircut as well last night. I wanted to do track today, but I somehow managed to forget my running shoes as I walked out the door this morning. Whoops. I do need a new pair, but the question is if I can find them and do track in time for sushi won on a Small Wonder bet.
10:12 AM Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Leah's back. She rolled in late, 11:30ish last night. It's good to have her back in the city. Previous to that, the Small Wonder sushi dinner at Sai was good, ordering for AJ and Tun. Anthony's Italian Ice was good again, although the Peach wasn't as good as the others I've tried; Mango, Cherry, or Watermelon. I didn't go for a track workout either. I've got the afternoon off to frolic with Leah, which might mean helping her get ready to move tomorrow. And that's my plan for tomorrow, and leaving for Cooler on Friday, yet another half day.
2:36 PM Thursday, August 14, 2003
It's good to have Leah back. I got to see her new apartment yesterday, down on Dickens off Clark. Nice place. I'm helping her move tonight. We also managed to look for cleats yesterday, I failed miserably, as my favorite cleats are no longer made, Kelme Duende TRX M's, and if someplace does still have some, they aren't in my size. We got out and ate at Angelina's on Wednesday Neighborhood Night, which was good, as always. A short walk in the park, a trip down memory lane in the playground, and sleep, glorious sleep. Aside from Cooler this weekend, nothing else on the plate right now.
10:08 AM Friday, August 15, 2003
Moving last night went surprisingly well. No problems at all. We were pretty much done at around 10:30pm. So Leah doesn't quite live down the street anymore. I did get to have a Slurpee last night, a nice mix of Sobe Citrus Explosion, Sprite Tropical Remix, and Minute Maid Cherry. It was good. Definitely brought me back to old school senior year Slurpee addictions. I really need to do laundry. I had to dig for ultimate clothes, well, my favorite ultimate clothes for Cooler. Kaze is seeded 4th going into the weekend, I think, going up against Flaming Moe, Army of Darkness out of Madison, and Zen out of Stevens Point. Should be a good weekend.
10:33 AM Monday, August 18, 2003
Cooler was good this past weekend. Kaze went 4-0 on Saturday, eaking out a win over Flaming Moe in pool play. Dinner was good at the Water Street Brewery both Friday and Saturday nights, eating plenty of meat. God Bless Tony and his creation of the Mantonio, root beer and vanilla vodka. I also really liked the Raspberry Weiss they had as a summer brew. The team also managed to get to Kopp's for some custard Saturday night. Got to see Kate Mazurek again after all these years, and hung out a little bit with Alison, Leah's sister. Sunday we won our first game and lost our second, to Blah, yet again, but in a very good, hard fought, pretty spirited game, 17-15. Dinner on the way home was the Brat Stop. Laundry tonight, track tomorrow, practice Wednesday. Hope the body holds together.
9:15 AM Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Monsterloft is nothing but a dream. The plan didn't happen, the conditions weren't met, and 7 friends will not be living together for a year, stop being polite, and start living for real. Nope, didn't happen. I remain at my current residence for the forseeable future. Laundry did get done last night, finally, and I have a whole lot of Under Armour clothing. I need new socks though. I have to admit, I'm a little bummed that Monsterloft didn't happen. Oh well, moving on. My nose is peeling from the sun I got this past weekend. I got the new Dashboard Confessional album that came out last weekend. Good stuff. They're coming to town sometime in October, so I might try to get to that. In a somewhat random note, Chipotle rocks.
12:43 PM Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Track workout was tough last night, especially upwind straightaways. I actually feel better, less sore, after pulling it off. Threw around with Leah for a bit afterwards, and then we went to Viva la Crepe up in Evanston for dinner. It was fabulous. The Chicken Marsala is great. Lunch with co-workers at Buffalo Joes, good to get back there. Practice, most likely pretty short, tonight, due to earlier setting sun. Going to try beach again tomorrow, and see if people actually come out for it.
12:09 PM Thursday, August 21, 2003
It's getting darker earlier, and makes weeknight practices without lights shorter and shorter. Not good. Thinking it might be time to get a City of Chicago Sticker for Puck finally. After practice a small group of us went to dinner in Chinatown. Good food, as usual. I canceled beach for tonight, as Kaze interest was pretty low, and I'm going to enjoy a day off of exercise. Upcoming plans are tomorrow night I've got practice, a lazy Saturday, and practice and maybe Korean food on Sunday. Hopefully some sort of goodbye something for Peggy, who leaves for China on Sunday for a month or so. Oh, I ordered an iPass finally today. Days are definitely starting to blend together again. Managed to talk to Al and Nicole last night. That was good.
9:34 AM Friday, August 22, 2003
Not having something ultimate related, or physically strenuous last night was great, very relaxed, and much needed. Refreshed. Went to dinner with Leah, her new roommates and extended family sorta to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. Good place. It was noticed that there was a shortage of men which makes sense, because women like to share little bits of food, while men like large quantities of food they like. In general. No new plans. I'm wearing a white shirt today, which I just know means I'll spill something on it before the day is over. It's only a matter of time.
3:49 PM Monday, August 25, 2003
Monday, it's still Monday, right? Good weekend. Friday night practice, movies and food at Bryan's, watched some SuperTroopers, lazy Saturday, quick and easy italian homemade dinner, Sunday breakfast and practice then Korean food and Leah's. Laundry tonight, practice Wednesday, and leaving for Santa Cruz on Sunday. Wow. Already. That means it's almost September. Crazy. And the start of a 3 tourney weekend in a row for Kaze.
1:09 PM Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Cooked fried rice for dinner last night. And had another Mantonio. Those things are addictive. Finished off the meal with some tropical rainbow sherbet. That stuff is good too. I've got a nice night off tonight, which I need to do some housecleaning and paperwork. Things definitely pile up. I used Priceline for the first time today, which was pretty cool, except that it was unnecessary for logistical reasons, but that's besides the point.
7:37 AM Thursday, August 28, 2003
Go figure, I actually missed a day. Well, got some stuff done Tuesday night, not as much as I wanted. I've started heading up to work earlier, which gives me time for a nice breakfast at the Golden Olympic. I've also returned to listening to NPR in the car. But last night had a short practice, then a few of us went to dinner at Dixie Kitchen down on the south side. Still need to catch up on sleep. And flying out tomorrow after my half day at work. Tonight I've still got lots of house stuff to do, but maybe try and fit a movie in there somewhere, I've currently got a craving to see Daredevil.
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