Five Steps to Being Amazed

Step 1: Drive five and a half hours to Chicago after not having driven in over a month, through rain and snow and hail and wind. Don’t make a single stop while doing this, between home and the city.

Step 2: Bask in the fact that you’re still alive.

Step 3: Go to your cousin’s high school show choir competition (which is why you drove to Chicago) and realize that:

  • a) High school show choir really is like Glee, believe it or not. (Well, the performances are any way. There’s probably way less drama in real life.)
  • b) High school show choir makes high school theatre look like a piece of cake. (Also Known As: Show choir would totally whip your butt into shape, and as a certified member of the Sit-on-the-Couch-All-Day committee, theatre’s suddenly looking a whole lot easier.)

Step 4: Get to the hotel you’re hosting an event at this summer (yes, all you WIC’ers — I’m totally at the WIC hotel right now!) and decide that it’s the most beautiful hotel you’ve ever seen, namely because the pool is the temperature of bathwater and there’s a way to — thank God — hook up your laptop to the room TV, meaning that the TV can be used like a giant computer monitor. Which saves a WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE.

Step 5: Sleep all the way coming back home from Chicago, for five and a half hours through rain and snow and hail and wind, with a deliciously full stomach after eating at one of your favorite Chicago-area restaurants. (Bliss. πŸ™‚ )

~Julia

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12 thoughts on “Five Steps to Being Amazed

  1. EEEEP! *hand flail*

    You’re at THE hotel?! THE hotel?! *hand flail* *hops around excitedly* I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT!

    Yes, that’s pretty much all I got out of that post. πŸ™‚ Dont’cha just love me?

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    • Yes. Yes I do love you. πŸ˜‰

      We actually ended up deciding, after I’d already posted this, to stay at one of the hotels across the street instead (there’s like five of them), so expect an update on that soon… My mom didn’t like the Doubletree we were at as much as I did, so she wanted to check out the others, and then we ended up falling in love with the Courtyard Inn — which, besides being better, ALSO happened to be cheaper. Whoo. πŸ™‚

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    • You’ll find out just as soon as Tatiana puts together her last part of the hazing. *nudge, nudge* (It’s kind of difficult to get her to do it at the moment since she gave up the internet for Lent, lol.)

      I definitely did. πŸ™‚ (Except because everybody kept dragging yesterday, we didn’t get home until after 11:00 instead of at like 7:00 or 8:00 like our goal, so I didn’t get any of my homework done, and I have a loooot due today — along with a bunch of tests BASED on that homework — and I’m not allowed to stay home to do it. So I’m basically screwed for school now.)

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      • (for some reason my comment replying to yours didn’t go in, so you might have a near duplicate of this comment or something XP)
        LOL I emailed her yesterday asking for RLS chapters because my computer decided to eat Tati’s chapters, so after I emailed her I remembered that she gave up internet for Lent and I smacked myself on the head.
        Ooops. DO IT ON THE BUS!!! And in homeroom…and in other classes…and….yeah, that’s what I do when I didn’t get to do my homework XP My mom’s making me stay home because I have a low grade fever, which I’ve probably had for months now, because my theory is that my body thinks that my pain is caused by an infection or something, so it’s probably trying to drive it out. Anyways…I’ve got a day of freedom now XP
        (this is one of the longest replies to a comment that was replying to another comment that I’ve seen ever :P)

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        • Lol. I ended up staying home too (not on purpose, though… I’m PMSing right now, so my body’s being sort of hyperactive, and I burst into tears out of stress right as I was supposed to be getting out of the car this morning, out in front of the school, so I’m kind of stuck taking a sick day now) (I hate hormones with a burning passion, by the way)… and yeah. πŸ˜› But honestly, my schedule would have been like this today: test, test, intense note taking, essay, work on scholarship, sing, test. (Not the prettiest day.)

          We shall be stuck-at-home buddies. πŸ™‚

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          • 😦 Awww…poor Jules…I hates hormones with a fiery burning passion as well. Considering your schedule, it might be a good thing, though πŸ˜› (sorry it took me so long to reply, LOL, I forgotsted. But Tati replied to my email, so maybe she’s stuck at home too :P)

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