I'm home. And so incredibly happy.
I guess I didn't realize just how much I missed everything here. My family, my cat, driving to Evanston, the high school theatre, my friends back home. It was so overwhelming how completely ecstatic I felt this morning just driving through Deerfield. Even when I was cut off by a "beautiful person" who was yaking on her cell phone and didn't signal, it reminded me of home much fun it can be to drive here. It's more exciting. Seriously.
And this morning I had a Berry Lime Sublime from Jamba Juice. And went to see the tech of DHS's production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Got to see Eric, Susan, and a slew of high school kids like Molly, Johnson, Cark and Scheckter. And the actor-types like Mel, Mini, Ross, Adam, and Petchenik. Goddamn, there is nothing better than the Deerfield High School theatre program. Maybe the talent isn't stellar or Broadway style, but damn do they know how to build a set, and decorate with props, and hang those lights, and call a show, and have fun while doing it. The community is what I miss. College theatre lacks that entirely. I guess it will never be like that again. Sure, people get along...but truly? I would want more from a company.
Enough coveting my old high school years...then I went to the homecoming football game. We kicked Maine East(?)'s ass! It was 42-0 when I left, and rumor has it we scored another touchdown after. Nice. And I got to see marching band people, like my little Beccalina!!!! It was uber exciting, and I'll be going out with her tomorrow. Also talked to the Crystal parents before heading off.
And to complete a full day of Crystal-ness, I went to Evanston and had Chili's for dinner with Jason. Fun was had, and good food! Not dorm food, or microwaved rice, or pasta or the crap I usually eat. Aww yeah!
Because he had some stuff to do at 6, Jason dropped me off at Patty's dorm and I hung out with him...for the rest of the night. I saw Chazz a little, and Candace for a bit. And I napped on Patty's bed for about an hour (maybe more?) but other than that, it was just the two of us. And I didn't get beaten once! ;-)
We went to Kaffine for desert around 9 (mmm...Oreo sundae!!!!) and then walked over to the lake. We sat around and chatted for a while, while I coveted my beautiful city and lake and suburbs and realized that after I graduate from IU, I'm never leaving the city/suburban life again. I miss it so much. And I need a water source that's larger than the "Jordan River." :-p
We went back to Patty's dorm and sat around for a bit more, and around 11:30, he walked me back to my car so I could head home.
Today has been so entirely wonderful. Old friends that I truly adore. A school and town and life that I never realized was so great until I left it behind. Don't get me wrong, I'm liking school and all. New friends are wonderful, but there's definitely something about the old safety of home that has really got me wishing that I had more than just tomorrow. But Thanksgiving is coming up in a little over a month, and then there's Winter Break for 3 1/2 weeks. It will be good.
And now...I try to figure out how to change the IP address of my other computer so that I can get the wireless connection working. I want internet on my laptop! NOW!!
So much love. *smooches*