My sis is back from school for the summer! Within no time we were finishing each other’s sentences and saying the same things at the same time spontaneously. We personally get a kick out of it although other people think it’s a little strange :) Saturday was nice – we made it a Girl’s Day with our mom and shopped around Andersonville (picked me up a sweet bracelet at Presence) and Woodfield. After we met up with Mich and watched Da Vinci Code, which I thought was just ok. The movie had a lot to live up to with the book being so good but it was pretty decent and LONG.

Last night for some reason, I just could not sleep. Sometimes I get like that – I just wont be able to sleep even though I’m dead tired. At around 1am I decided to screw the sleep and just get up and do some research for the upcoming trips. I’m not sure when I finally got to sleep but I couldn’t have gotten more than a couple hours. So today I was super super tired and I had to walk my ass all over McCormick Place for the NRA show. No rifles, the National Restaurant Association. It’s a huge convention for people in the food industry and I filled up on all these new food products. My favorites were the tamarind slushies, sweet potato fries, jalapeno poppers and fried(!) brownies. The brownies were surprisingly really good – the inside was perfectly moist and chocolatey…mmm! I did not like the mac and cheese nuggets though – looks and tastes like a heart attack.

Can you believe the frickin’ President of the United States was a speaker here today? What does he have to do with the restaurant industry? He did mention in his speech though that the restaurant industry is the largest employer for immigrants so in that light it seems pretty relevant. Last year Colin Powell was a speaker at the convention, which I missed too. I missed Ted Koppel’s talk yesterday too. It came down to work on a Sunday or see Ted Koppel…hmmm… Easy choice. Sorry Ted.

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