Friday, September 3 & Saturday, September 4

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In 1993, I spent the year writing in a blank datebook from 1954. Now, in 2010, I'm posting each page on the web and writing about it. You may want to start at the beginning.

1954: September 3-4

I kind of expected pretty much everyone to be off to school at this point -- Jill was one of the last of my friends heading to a semester school to leave. But there were a good number of folks either not going to school or headed to Harper, the local community college, so Yvette's was still pretty hopping.

I still find it weird that I could show up at Melissa's house late at night -- and even be walking around outside their house in the dark -- and it wasn't a big deal. Being there till 1:30 in the morning didn't seem to be a concern. Her parents were just so... cool.

Hah! I'd completely forgotten that Tim and I had almost gotten tattoos!

This was such an incredible day. Tim and I took the Metra downtown, where I was going to use a gift certificate I got as a graduation gift, then went up to Clark and Belmont to visit the Alley. I got an Alley t-shirt (their classic Jack Daniels-style design) to rep for Chicago at OSU. We thought we could just walk back to the train station from there, but we only got down to the south end of Lincoln Park before realized we'd never make it in time for the train.

Later I picked up Melissa for a date, and her parents suggested we go to the party they were attending -- an amateur music night and open house at a retreat someplace in Woodstock. We went and got Tim, and the three of us went up to the party, which turned out to e pretty awesome. The main building was room after room of interesting art, books, musical instruments, neat furniture -- when I say it was like my room, it's because that's sort of what I envisioned my room to be like. I wanted it to be chock full of interesting things to look at. Even the back yard, where the music -- basically, an open jam session -- was going down, was really interesting. There were sort of private nooks everywhere, inside and out. As I recall, there were a few small cottages off behind the house, where whoever used the place as a retreat stayed. Tim, Melissa and I were pretty blown away.

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This page contains a single entry by Andrew Huff published on September 3, 2010 4:00 PM.

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