Posting Up with Jenna - Something New
Jan. 22, 2010
Posting Up With Jenna - Season 2 // Jan. 22, 2010
So I flew from Champaign to Chicago with no delays (I was pretty happy and thought that this was the time I would NOT get delayed). Then, just as I was about to board my plane to Minnesota in Chicago, they said there was something wrong with the aircraft and they were trying to find us a new plane. I sat around for like 2 hours and then they finally found another plane. I started laughing to myself because it has never failed me in four years. I can NEVER make it home on time!
Other then my great experience getting there, it was great to go home, as always! However, while it was cold here in Illinois, going home to the great state of Minnesota is a different kink of cold! I forgot what it felt like...it was freezing! LOL! We got 22 inches of snow one day, which is incredible by itself, but then it just kept coming down the whole time I was home! I had to walk to my friend's house because it was impossible to drive at all! Minnesota really is a great place, but if you're going there, I hope you love snow and cold weather! Aside from that though, being at home enjoying my mother's cooking and just relaxing was the best.
Last week when we played Minnesota, my brother came to the game along with my parents! I was shocked and very excited to see him come because he had not been to Champaign during my time here until that game. It was fun to show him around and to tell him stories about my time here at Illinois. It was great to see him smile and jump up and down while cheering us on at Assembly Hall. It was also pretty funny to also see Lacey's mom and my dad sitting together at one of the courtside party tables celebrating their birthdays together like little kids! LOL! It looked like they enjoyed their cake and we got a `W', so it was a great game on both accounts!
School and Internship
I am really excited to learn and understand what really goes on behind the scenes here at the DIA. It will also be interesting to see how they design posters and how they connect to the media and the community. One thing that I have learned is that every player that has ever played at Illinois has a file with of all their information complete with stats, photos, newspaper clipping and other good stuff from their careers. It was interesting to look through a few, especially my own. I didn't remember some of the stuff that was in there! I think it's really cool because you can compare different stats and players and learn the history of a program and how it has changed over time. I will let you guys know about any other exciting things go on around here during the semester.
Thanks for reading! Be sure to look for a new Posting Up each week this semester. I'll be writing more often as part of my internship! ☺