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Saturday, July 31st, 2004

We got Nomar!

Announced an hour after Major League Baseball’s 3pm (Central Time) trade deadline, the Cubs acquired shortstop Nomar Garciaparra from the Boston Red Sox. It was a four-way deal that landed Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez in Montreal. I am thrilled that Nomar is now a Cub but I am VERY sad that Gonzo is gone, and gone to a really sucky team like the Expos. I know a lot of the Cub faithful still blame Gonzo for the Cubs losing game 6 of last year’s playoff series against the Marlins (he screwed up a potential double play right after the Bartman debacle), but still there is a soft spot in my heart for that guy. I wish him well.

So tomorrow’s game against the Phillies will be extra exciting: we will all welcome Nomar with open arms while watching and praying for Greg Maddux’ 300th career victory. Let’s go Cubbies!

What to do this weekend…

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

Another weekend is approaching and again there are a zillion things to do around town. Hereís a list of a few exciting events Iíve come across so far:
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No more pencils, no more books…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004
Yes people, I am done with school for the summer. Woo-frickin'-hoo. I'm grateful for the month-long break until Fall classes start but I could definitely use about three months off. We had a final project for this ... [Continue reading this entry]

Happy birthday…

Saturday, July 24th, 2004
...to my dear friend Laura. Sorry your birthday got all screwed up this year (work stuff). Just look forward to next year - we'll be celebrating your birthday in Las Vegas!

I’m Not The Least Bit Sad! Isn’t That Sad?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
Weeks ago, my boss invited me to attend a business function today atop a building on Waveland Avenue overlooking Wrigley Field. I was excited to not only get the afternoon off work but also to watch the Cubbies play ... [Continue reading this entry]

I’m Getting Close To Crossing Over To The Dark Side

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
Dear Dusty, I am truly heartbroken. It's too painful to watch and/or listen to the Cubs games. It's gotten to the point where the only Chicago sports team I enjoy watching is...gulp...the White Sox. Please advise as to when the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Crossing over to the dark side

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
Mr. Baker, your Cubs truly do suck. I think I'm going to become a Cardinals fan. At least they play like they want to win.

Canberra memories

Monday, July 19th, 2004
I was wasting some time (read = procrastinating) reading some of my old posts on BootsnAll's Members Forum message boards. I came across one I'd written a few months back about my 21st birthday. The post was included ... [Continue reading this entry]

Down Time

Saturday, July 17th, 2004
My first real weekend off in seven years and what am I doing? Nothing, and itís great. Iím a Monday through Friday girl now, in case you didnít know. I got a ďpromotionĒ at work to the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Broken Heart

Friday, July 16th, 2004
Swedish Covenant Hospital here in Chicago sponsored an essay contest called The Heart of a Cubs Fan. Applicants were instructed to write a heartfelt essay, in 250 words or less, explaining what it means to be a true Cubs ... [Continue reading this entry]