Double Date

No trip to Boiler country is complete without a visit here!

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Interior of Mackey got some cool upgrades this year!

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The thing I love about this venue is every seat has a great view. Lots of new banners, flags, and big screens! It looked really great in there.

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As we are talking about 2 bigs, we were guessing where Haarms is from. Sweden? Finland? The boys in front of us turned and said “Netherlands.” I think they were his brothers… tall and skinny.

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We didn’t get to see this light show, but damn this is cool!

1 more stop to surprise this guy!

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Diavolo Date Night

Can’t head back to campus without visiting 2 of my favorite spots! Stop #1 for dinner!

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Then over to Loeb Playhouse to see the recent AGT top finalist, Diavolo, perform. Clearly this student was not taught theatre manners. Come on kid, get it together!

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The show was titled Passengers. Act I did not excite us. The dancing and movement was very rhythmic, but the props were not. They used large hard wood white boxes. CS says, “It’s like a office full of cubicles.” Well, they portrayed that one right with the name of Act I being “Cubicles”. Act II brought on the big structures we were waiting for. It well made up for Act I! Lots of jumps, slides, and tumbling.

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The trip wouldn’t have been complete without a stop # 2 to the ole’ NC to visit my friend the Piano Man!

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Where he kindly kept reminding the audience how old I was. He forgets, he ages too even though everyone around him stays the same age. 20 years and he still rocks the full room!

Friendly Wager

Whenever my HLP and I make a bet, I have to be careful with the punishment so that I’m not the one who looks silly. For the IU v PU basketball game, I told her to bring a Tervis to our viewing party. Loser has to drink out of the opposing team’s Tervis for 48 hours. Going in, I was pretty confident. During the game, not so much. It came down to the very last minute. Victory for me! Sorry Tervis, you have to endure some CC for a little bit.

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Can’t Believe I’ll Say This

I’m a fan of Hoosiers.

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Hoosiers meaning the state, not the University. Get it?! I was privileged to attend the preview screening of the new documentary about my great state. I must admit, I cheated on my history test about presidents. I didn’t think that info was useful in high school. History, not my thing. Only so much room in our brains for info. But tonight, I was excited to gain insight into my state’s bicentennial celebration. And I even got to hear from the historian James H. Madison himself.

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I may start learning about history. Shit. I’m old.

Race Season Begins

Big 10 games were in town. I won’t complain about free tickets. I will complain about watching Rutgers v. Nebraska. Boring.

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Probably the most exciting part was the halftime Big 10 baby race with each school represented. This had to violate some NCAA rule.

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Best part, I love you Robbie Hummel!

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As the weekend approached, it was time to put in some work. Previously.

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I did a toughness pose-off with Sparty. I think he won. Coolest thing was as we were walking to the start line, Coach Izzo was walking by the Circle. I’ve seen him before. He’s quite noticeable. I elbowed CS and said “That’s Izzo.” As we passed by I said, “Hi Coach!”. He responded, “Boiler Up!” Awesome.

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Least favorite part of the race. Totally kills the momentum.

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I decided I needed a selfie. I’m a dork.

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A look back.

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Usually I recruit double digit participants to represent. My numbers are dwindling. My loyal 2016 crew.

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Even the warm temps couldn’t keep WFD away. Got to use my flax seed mittens when I got home. I’m an old ass lady.

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But only 6 seconds/minute slower than 2 years ago. Take it. Bonus note: 1st in my age group!!! So, let’s do it again the following week at my fav location. Previously. Hello Holliday!

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Getting back into the running swagger, I was excited to race. This place just energizes me. It showed in my finish. 30 seconds/minute faster than last year. 2nd fastest pace ever for me there. Again, I’ll take it.