Once again, I saw some old college buddies over the weekend. I have to say, having the ability to see my old friends whenever I need to has made transitioning out of college a whole lot easier! It's nice that I'm an hour and a half away, so I can see them when I need to, but I'm not in the "college bubble" anymore.
thanks to Katie for making Monday mornings something to look forward to!
The weekend was awesome, even though Saturday morning started in a stressful sort of way...
Musicians are supposed to be at rehearsal 30 minutes before the actual rehearsal begins. 20 minutes at the least. 15 minutes before rehearsal, and you're "late." 10 minutes, and the operations manager calls you. 5 minutes, and you could lose your job.
On Saturday morning, I left at 9:45 am for an 11:00 rehearsal. The streets were a disaster because of marathon closings, and every light took 3-4 turns for us to get through. Stress. Full. I was panicking and jumped of the bus one stop early so I could sprint to rehearsal. I got there just as the manager gave me a call saying "umm, where are you?" and I slid into my seat with a few minutes to warm up before rehearsal began. GAH. I'm never letting that happen again!
After Saturday morning's rehearsal, I walked to the Metra station and took a train out to Wheaton to visit my fellow college alums.
*sorry I didn't take many pictures - I enjoyed seeing everyone and talking so much that I just forgot*
It was a really quick trip, because I had Saturday morning and Sunday evening rehearsals. But I got to see my old swimming friends and get a couple meals with people, so I'm happy:)
half servings of waffle w/ yogurt and strawberries, and a mediterranean omelette. heavenly.
On Sunday morning, I got brunch with my 3 fellow swim team captains from last year, + one more girl who's still on the team, at Egglectic Cafe , which is listed on my top 5 brunch spots EVER. It's so tasty.
It was so fun to talk about all of our memories from 4 years on the team together. The swim team was a work hard - play hard type of environment. Some of those workout sets were so miserably hard (and I'm glad I'm done with them...), but many of my fondest memories from college come from all of the good times I had with the swim team. Here are a couple flashback pictures