Saturday, December 10, 2005

Washington, DC

I got back last night from four days at the national hepatitis conference in DC. Kinda boring, except the sightseeing. I visited the new American Indian museum and took this picture of the capitol through their marsh grass... kind of ironic.

Friday, December 09, 2005

well there is definitely plenty of snow here in chicago now. we practically had a blizzard yesterday. I took a picture with my camera phone from my dorm room window. here it is

the other day I was playing in an IM basketball game and how shall I put this? let's just say a guy tripped over me, and he (or I depending on how you choose to look at it) broke his leg in 2 places. we won that game 47-46 so I guess I was kind of the hero. that is our first and only game that we have won so far, I think our record is 1-8 or something like that. I cant wait to come home

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Preparing for the cold

New York is kindly helping me get ready for being in Minnesota next weekend by having really cold weather! Brrrr. Well, I am looking forward to Tom's wedding and seeing everyone. See you soon!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

I dont know if anyone has ever heard of kyle orton, but I sure hadnt until tonight. a good friend from high school, grace flannery, was in chicago today with some classmates of hers from the university of wisconsin in madison, so john and will and I all went downtown to hang out with her. we were with grace and her roommate and her roommate's friend from northwestern in some little restaurant under the john hancock building and some guy came in and sat down with us. I thought I kind of recognized him, but I really had no idea who he was. as we were leaving will told me that the guy was the quarterback of the chicago bears. I was in a state of disbelief. so as we were all walking down michigan ave I asked him what his name was. He said his name was kyle and I said that I was stevie and shook his hand. I asked him where he was from and he told me Iowa. I told him that I am from minneapolis and he said that was cool. we werent a hundred percent sure that it was him so we looked him up on the internet when we got back to north park and it was kyle orton of the chicago bears for sure. you can watch my new friend on nbc I think at 12 noon tomorrow as he will be starting as quarterback for the chicago bears in their game against the green bay packers. and it snowed a lot. it looks really nice, but it is really wet and I am afraid that it will all melt as soon as the sun comes out tomorrow

Pete's Edit: Here is a picture of Kyle Orton