Posted by: illinigirl | August 30, 2008

Still a good night

Despite the outcome of our game, I had a lot of fun tonight. . . Why?

Because I met tons of cool Illinois alumni tonight.

The crowd was much bigger than usual at our game watch. . . and there were tons of new young people.

My friend Doug from work told me that a guy at his church was wearing an Illinois shirt a few weeks ago. . . and he knows I’m a freak so he gave the guy our club website, and the guy showed up to the game. . . he was a really nice guy, and it was fun talking to him.  Go Doug!  Good recruit!

One girl was saying she stayed at 4-H house when she was in school, and I said. . . Oh, I was a little sister of the farm fraternity that your house was involved with. . . She and her husband started cracking up because. . . he was in that farm fraternity.  Ha!  I probably saw them BOTH at parties. . . and they both knew a TON of people that I know from there. . . too funny.

The biggest coincidence. . .One guy and his girlfriend sat next to me.  He’s from a town near me in Illinois.  We talked for a while, and I said, “Oh, you know. . . at Christmas I was on the bus from the airport parking to the airport with a girl heading to your town.  She worked for my company in x and y capacity (giving more detail).”  He said, “Um. . . that’s HER! [pointing at his girlfriend]. . . yes, she was the girl on the bus that I talked to at Christmas.  HOW FREAKING RANDOM IS THAT???  I swear, I have more coincidental things happen to me than anyone. . . particularly for living in a big city.  Maybe it’s because I talk to strangers so often!  (Dad, do you remember me telling you about that girl I talked to???  Crazy.–Yes, my Dad reads my blog every day. . . Mom, almost every day.  Sister, getting more consistent. . . nearly at the every day mark.)

I also got to see a lot of Illini I haven’t seen since the Rose Bowl so that was fun.  There are some people that are consistent football watchers.  It’s always nice to see them every week.

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  1. ya know, it was still a fun night here, too, despite the bad ending. and really, a lot of the actual game wasn’t so good. but the atmosphere? seriously. it doesn’t get any better in college football than the border wars game.

    i went to text you tonight and then realized – ugh – that i didn’t have your number.

  2. i’m glad somebody hates mizzou more than us!


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