One Year Anniversary!

Well, Tuesday was my official one year anniversary of living in Illinois.  I seriously didn’t know if I would make it this long, so I am really proud of myself.  A part of me feels like this year has lasted forever, but another part of me feels like it has gone by so fast.

I remember a year ago when my parents’ car pulled out of the parking lot and I was all alone in my apartment for the first time.  I think I cried for like two whole hours.  I still feel homesick a lot and miss Iowa like crazy (the milk here just doesn’t taste the same), but I have settled in pretty well.  A lot of that has to do with how awesome my co-workers are.  Whatever anyone says about my library, it does attract some exceptionally cool people as employees.

I thought I would come up with little list of some of the things I have done in the past year.  Most of them are completely useless facts, but this is what I could come up with off the top of my head.

-I’ve been to the city 7 times

-I’ve been to one Cubs game (they won 6-1!!)

-I survived a police blockade

-I went home at least 10 times (I was too lazy to actually count)

-I went to the Sandwich Fair twice (unfortunately, it is not a fair all about sandwiches)

-I’ve been to Woodfield Mall 5 times and IKEA twice (which is hilarious because they are both literally right next to my apartment…I can actually see IKEA from the parking lot)

-I’ve ridden in a cab 5 times (twice all by myself!!)

-I played Whirlyball and didn’t die

Though not an overly impressive list, I am pretty proud of the fact that I didn’t run screaming back to Iowa after the first week.  So, happy anniversary to me!  I don’t know how many more there will be after this, but I am just taking it one day at a time.

P.S.  I am planning a blog about a book I just read that is now one of my favorite books of all time.  Here is the book trailer for a little tease.  I was going to do a video blog about it tonight but the dogs upstairs are barking and I haven’t washed my hair, so maybe tomorrow.

Jen

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3 Responses to “One Year Anniversary!”


  1. 1 Jill September 7, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Congratulations!

    P.S. What is Whirlyball?

  2. 2 ngtlindsay September 8, 2008 at 9:00 am

    OMG I totally want to read that book!!

  3. 3 ngtjennifer September 8, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Whirlyball is a very dangerous sport played in bumper cars that is kind of like basketball and lacrosse. I was so bruised afterwards…


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