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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Champaign Proud

Y'all know how much I love the homes in my town but today, I am sharing a lookiloo at downtown Champaign, Illinois!
Last Saturday night, I joined The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli for a night on the town. 
My Saturday nights usually involve tubs of ice-cream while I'm buried under a mound of chocolate syrup kids. 
I left my fuzzy robe behind and took to the streets. Here you go...



From selfies to Cosmopolitans, I got schooled on downtown life. 
Hey, look! Melissa and Roger saved me a seat!




 It was hard to maintain my professionalism in the face of so much dancing but I kept my "Roger Rabbit" and "Running Man" in the vault marked "1989."
 This cute couple was celebrating their engagement. I'll be waiting for my wedding invitation...
 These two sisters and their mother were having way too much fun. 
What happens on a karaoke bus, stays on the karaoke bus.

By this point, I wanted to shout to the world, "LOOK AT ME! I'm up at 12:36am and not because a kid threw up on me!" 
I had so much fun and was so impressed by the downtown scene. There were young folks, old folks and everyone in between. 
1. I am still recovering from a 2am bedtime.
2. Downtown is hoppin'. 
3. Cool people do not say "bedtime" or "hoppin'."

(Click here for News-Gazette photo gallery)

2 comments:

  1. OMG! I went to grad school there! And I have to admit, NONE of that looked familiar. Which makes me wonder if I was just really drunk whenever I wasn't on campus studying or if it's changed that much in 20 years. It seems much cooler now. Either that or I'm just way more boring and easily impressed.

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    1. Sounds familiar! We moved here almost 20 years ago and downtown has undergone major changes! I'll meet you for a cosmo and show you around if you visit! Although, I don't think I can make it beyond 10pm again!

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