Wednesday, January 12, 2011

keeping it real in chicagoland

hi friends, family, and visitors.

i always like to include "visitors" because you never know how people find your blog.  i've followed a few blogs just by searching what's next at the top of blogger's webpage.

so, back to my title.

John and I arrived here last friday.  After a flurry of unpacking, placing, and put-put-puttering into bed
(i'm attempting to personify a car running out of steam with that puttering bit),
we started to figure out life around here a little bit.
Now, I have to say "little bit" because so far living on a campus at Trinity
has been quite unlike living on campus at ISU,
but it's much more like a
24-hour small group meeting time where
you can either participate in it or
hide from it (aka go into your apt. and sleep, eat, blog, facebook, etc.).

I also have to say "little bit" because TIU has, so far,
been much more of "John's thing" than mine,
but I'm sure that will change.

I'm not sure what I'm going to be doing here,
as I'm asked what I'll be doing
However, I do know that I'm going to be
keeping it real
to the best of my ability.

What I mean by
"keeping it real"
is that I'm going to do my absolute best to retain my
Minnesota Nice
and my
Iowa Honest
in this
Ca-razy Chicagoland. 

Few people here are crazy, I'm certain,
but anything can seem crazy if you
don't know what the heck is going on
(including why the customer service lady at Target doesn't make small talk...dang it).

Welp, that's about it for me.
I've got a J.Crew gift card burning in my e-mail inbox that I need to use
and hopefully the sales associates at the stores will give me
the same opportunity to order site-to-store/home
as they would do in WDM. 

If not...
well, it'll just be another opportunity to understand the ca-razy. 


  1. You'll make it!... it's not like you moved around the world to some "unknown" place... ;o) Yes, deerfield peeps are a lil odd sometimes... but they can be kinda nice too. Keep your chin up! =)

  2. Thanks for the support, Jen!! :)


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