Thursday, February 15, 2007

Happy (Belated) Valentine's Day!!

Wahooo! It is late afternoon on Thursday and I am sooooo happy that this week is almost over. I had a crap-ton of tests this week. I have been studying my butt off all week and I think it has paid off. On Wednesday, I had an accounting test. I had several other tests this week so this subject didn't get as much attention and I think my test score might show that. I felt really good for the first two pages and then hit the third and found myself asking, "when did we do this??" Not a good sign; however, I was able to write down some stuff and the numbers equaled out in the end so maybe I will get some points for effort...keep your fingers crossed.

Today, I had anatomy lab at 8 am where I was tested on all of the bones of the skull, face, and spine as well as the outer brain, inner brain and inner spine. If that wasn't enough, at 3pm, I had an anatomy exam covering 75 pages worth of condensed notes. I felt really good coming out of the exam though; I would be surprised if my grade is any lower than a B. My test in lab went really well too...100%. :D The worst part of these tests though, was that they were scheduled for the day after Valentine's Day. I studied until 11:30 last night and Mike's professor scheduled his Statistics exam for last night at 7pm. We made the best of the situation, but I have decided our professors are unromantic poopheads.

Mike and I had a pretty laid back V-day yesterday. He opened his gifts from me early in the day because I was to excited to wait any longer. I baked him some of his favorite cookies, gave him a frame with pictures from our trip to Chicago and also made up and gave him a list of 50 things that I love aobut him. He loved his gifts but told me I had to wait until later to open mine. We ate dinner together and he let me open mine after. He also gave me a picture of the two of us from a trip we took to Lansing and a card. On the back of the card, it said to open up my gift. Inside the back of the picture frame, Mike slipped in my ticket...TO A JOSH GROBAN CONCERT!! The concert is at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on this coming Tuesday! I am soooooo excited! Mike also said I had another gift, but he was frustrated and I would get it tomorrow. Guess what I got today?....Two dozen peach, pink and yellow roses....GORGEOUS! He was frustrated because he had a guarentee from the company that they would be here yesterday and they were rerouted by the UPS. Didn't bother me though.....I got Valentine's Day two days in a row!!

My Valentine's Day card....he bought it, but personalized it by putting our picture in the middle. Funny thing is, I almost bought him the same card. :D

My BEAUTIFUL roses.....smell amazing too!!

As my Mom ( and my friends here at school) say, I'm a spoiled brat....but a very happy one! :D

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

What a Coincidence!

Mike and I were talking today and he mentioned an All-State Insurance commercial he saw on TV yesterday. In this commercial, a car is driven off a building and into the river below. Well, wouldn't you know......IT"S THE SAME BUILDING AS THE HONEYCOMB BUILDING I TOOK SO MANY PICTURES OF!!! Small world...... here, I have proof.....
Here are the pictures I took:

Here is the link for the commercial on YouTube:

Check it out!! Very Cool :D :D

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Wish You Were There......

Oh, how I wish you could have been there....CHICAGO WAS AMAZING!!!

Mike and I arrived at our hotel around 5pm (Chicago time) and got all settled in. The traffic wasn't too bad, pretty stressful for us though. The hotel, The Hilton Garden Inn, was amazing and the service was so great. Everybody was really nice and helpful. Our room was on the 21st floor. Looking out the window for the first time made me want to pee my pants....but the view was spectacular.

Above is the view out the window at night...look at the little cars...still makes me squirm... The picture below is from the next day. It shows the reflections of the buildings next to us.

Mike and I cleaned up and were ready to leave at seven. We took a cab to the theater and then got in line to have our tickets taken.

They don't call it the windy city for nothing!! BRRRR! But we didn't have to wait very long, and were soon ushered to our seats. The seats were FANTASTIC!! You could see everything....we were on the floor, dead center, about 30 rows back......amazing.

We didn't have to wait very long before Keith Urban came on stage. I can't even explain to you how great it was; his voice sounded better than on his CDs and the energy he puts into his performance makes the experience that much better. He played for about two hours and it was AWESOME!

Mike and I walked back to our room. We were thinking we walk ahead of the crowd a bit and then try and get a taxi, but it wasn't necessary. Our hotel was only a couple blocks took longer to get to the theater in a cab than it did to walk back!! For the rest of the night, we ordered in room service (ouch! expensive!) and then hung out and watched cable. We didn't last very long...kinda pooped out early because of all the excitement of the day.

The next morning, got up, got ready and went down to the resturaunt in the lobby, The Weber Grill. We recieved breakfast passes as part of our room package. The breakfast was set-up buffet style and was delicious.

After breakfast, we went upstairs and packed. We took all our stuf down to the lobby and checked out. We found out that the valet parking we used the day before was good until four so we were able to put all our stuff in Mike's car and go explore the city a bit.

We got a cab and took it down to Millenium Park. I had been there before, but it is such a cool place. We took our pictures in the Bean...the reflective statue that shows you and the whole city line behind you. The last time I was here, the Bean wasn't finished, but this time it was! We could walk under it and everything...very cool.

Above is a picture looking into the city from Millenium park. Below is a picture in the Bean....The Bean is lookin' a little dirty......

We started waslking up the streets back toward the direction of our hotel so we could check out the downtown area. However, the wind was soooooo cold that we didn't really want to take our time to stop anywhere. We stopped at a Starbucks to get some coffe and hot cocoa to warm up. We made our way back to our hotel area and found the coolest buildings.

Above are twin buildings....the upper sections are offices, I think, but the bottom is parking...Below is a better picture....I wouldn't want to leave my car there....

Back at the hotel, we gave the valet parking stub to an attendent to go get our car. We went inside for a few minutes to thaw and go to the bathroom before we left. We walked around for only about 45 minutes, but it was too cold to be out any longer than that. The city was gorgeous, but I think it would be more fun in a little warmer weather.

The car was brought down to us and we were out on the road again by about 1pm. We got turned around once, but stopped and asked a cop for directions. After that, we made it out into traffic and on our way, no problems. We stopped for dinner at the Cracker Barrel (YUM) on the way home and made it back around 7pm (our time) last night. Whew! It felt like we were gone for several days, instead of just one night. I already miss the hustle and bustle of the city, but don't think I could live there for extended periods of time...nice place to visit. Overall, I would definately say that this was one of the best trips I have ever taken! :D

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Questions Of The Day

How can it feel like it's been years since Sunday, and it's only Tuesday?

Why can't I just leave that freakin' mountain of a zit on my chin ALONE?

Is it allowed for professors to collaborate in giving craploads of homework and exams all at the same time?

Why can't Thursday just get here already??

What exactly does one where to a COUNTRY concert at the Chicago THEATRE (yes, correct, hoity-toity spelling)?

How does one remove makeup from a white shirt?

How can I be an American Idol Addict?

Most of these questions are kind of rhetorical, but any answers you would like to give, I will gladly accept :D.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Two Hot Men in the Windy City

I would just like to say "nana-nana-boo-boo".....because my boyfriend is amazing. He came to see me yesterday with a big surprise.....wait for it:


I am so excited.....time with Mike in one of my favorite places, great music and a hot singer!!!!! They are for next Thursday, a week from today. He got them on Ebay and apparently they are pretty good seats: floor seats, center, somewhere around row J. AMAZING!!! We are leaving around 3 on Thursday when my classes are done and probably staying the night in Chicago so we don't have to drive back really late at night. I can't wait! This week is going to last foooooooorrrrrreeeeeevvvvvvveeeeeeerrrr.....but so worth it! :D Check back next week for pictures of the stud....and probably some of Keith Urban too ;).