IJA Juggling Fest 2008 – Day 0
While here at the 61st annual IJA Fest in Kentucky, I thought you might be interested in some observations and experiences going on down here. For the next week, this place will be the juggling capital of the world.
Day 0: Drive down.
9:00 Leave Chicago for Kentucky
9:02 Regret not bringing sunglasses
9:24 Stop at McDonalds on Skyway & get McGriddle, Ice Tea, and hashbrown
9:26 Finish eating hashbrown
9:31 Finish eating McGriddle & drinking tea
9:45 Gas fill-up in Merriville. Buy diet Coke
10:01 Finish drinking diet Coke
10:40 Stop at first rest area
10:50 Begin discussion about how to properly sell a house and other radical marketing notions
11:08 Listen to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
12:01 Listen to Car Talk
12:40 Radio station cuts out. Listen to music
1:10 Stop at rest area
1:14 Begin drinking Gatorade
1:23 Finish drinking Gatorade
1:48 Find new station with Car Talk. Listen to the end.
2:05 Driving through Cincinnati. Regret never living somewhere outside of Chicago
2:12 Find Billy Joel album release party on radio.
2:27 Station cuts out. Listen to lame, repetitive pop songs
3:05 Enter Lexington
3:16 Make it to hotel & check in (lose an hour)
4:45 Search for a place to eat. Nearly everything in Kentucky is closed on Sundays
4:55 Have appetizers & ice tea at bar called Cheapskates. Not bad. Cheap.
5:35 Finish snack. Go back to hotel
5:47 Do Yoga. Use towels instead of yoga mats
6:21 Finish yoga.
6:42 Take a shower
7:05 Finally get on Internet
7:23 Play ukulele songs, Dancing in the Moonlight, Across the Universe, Vacation
7:48 Out to dinner and Dasha’s
7:52 Make funny joke with waiter after tells us his catch of the day. “You caught it?”
7:55 Drink ice tea. Eat corn bread.
8:03 Eat French Onion Soup
8:06 Finish soup. Ponder about how fast I eat.
8:16 Dinner is served. Chicken cordon blue for me. My bride has steak.
8:24 Begin conversation that makes me sound like an elitist snob
8:45 Finish dinner. Sound like less of an elitist snob
9:02 Back to hotel room.
9:15 Work on building internet empire & crafting a competitive fantasy baseball team.
11:49 Get in bed & watch poker
No joggling for me this day but I’m heading out there today.