Thursday, April 24, 2003

UJ: lunch surprise....

So, today I went to lunch with two amazing coworkers at this trendy little dive right is around the corner from where I work. We were having a pretty unproductive day, but was a lot of fun. So...we finished the unproductive morning by having some yummy food.

And who had lunch today sitting at the very next table to Mike Wanchic? Umm..yep, that would be me. I was sitting right across from I even got to stare without looking obvious. Those who know me...know that I don't believe in approaching people when they are out in public with friends...especially when they are eating. It just seems very uncool.

And...the kicker....get ready for this one. I was chit chatting with the girls...and I started discussing "Parents Just Don't Understand" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. And what do I see out of the corner of my eye when I mention my love of this cheesy 80s music...I see Wanchic raise his head and look right over at me. LOL It was altogether too much....

Just thought I would share my mellen-encounter for the day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

UJ: cars are the devils!


I swear, once my car is fixed for 2 breaks again! But then again, my car is a 1990, so I should be happy it is running at all. is a pretty cheap fix, so I shouldn't be complaining. And the mechanic who I go to is wonderful. The guy hasn't seen me for months and he remembers my name....that is great service! Two, when I drop my car off, then drive me back to my apartment instead of having to take a cab. Three, they constantly look for the least expensive fix for my car and constantly only charges me minimal labor. Four, he treats me like an adult....and not just a girl who doesn't know anything about cars!

So..I highly recommend them...and if you are in Bloomington and need a mechanic, let me know!

Sunday, April 13, 2003

UJ: see, I didn't forget about this thing!

Ah, I haven't updated this rusty trusty journal in a while. I guess it just hasn't been on my mind. Work has also been keeping me insanely busy...I haven't worked less than 50 hours a week in almost a month!!! AURGHH!!! But is is good and rewarding work, so it is worth it!

I always feel such pressure when I haven't update the journal in a while. I feel like I have to say everything that has happened since the last instead I am not going to do that.

My past three weeks have just seemed like they have flown has made me so busy it is hard to find time for things...but on the other hand, I have been spending more time with friends than I usually do. It's a nice balance. I really try to best that I can to leave work at work....and just be myself at home.

I had a pretty nice weekend this past one. One Friday, I went to an Art Gallery Exhibit. One of our friend's boyfriend is getting his masters in Fine Arts and his thesis was being exhibited. He is a photographer and it was amazing. His thesis was about relationships...intimacy and distance. It showed pictures of their relationship...the good...and the not so good. It was an amazing piece of work and I felt proud to know the artist. And then....

There was a fun after party at their house. I went with one of my best friends from grad school...and well, we might have had too much to drink. It reminded me of many of the parties I went to in college and that was a great memory. It was such a good time...just a lot of storytelling, joking and just hanging out with people. It is one of the things I miss most about college....that sense of community with such a large group of people.

And Saturday, I did absolutely nothing....which was a nice change of pace, since I had worked the previous 3 Saturdays! And Sunday it was Easter. I once again went to my "Indiana family" for Easter dinner. It was a rainy day out....but other than that, such a nice time. I feel so blessed to have people to call family here....not only during the holidays, but everyday. I know that my family is grateful too, since they know that I am with loved ones on the holidays. is good for me at the moment.

And yes, I HAVE NOT bought myself a couch yet! *winks* Someday....someday!