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Many of my friends and I found ourselves in the Champaign-Urbana area on what happened to be homecoming weekend. But we weren't there for the game. We were there for a wedding. And so, while most visitors were in town watching football, Heather and Julie and I explored Allerton Park. I haven't been there in probably almost 10 years....

Andrew was in a movie! And this wasn't like the time he was in that Johnny Depp movie and stood right beside his and was still cut out. Not that I saw that movie. Just what I've heard. But you could actually see him in this one. And his name was in the credits. And so were a couple of other people I know! And that was kind of cool. And one of the stars was one of the So You Think You Can Dance winners. Which makes it even cooler. Leading Ladies had its Champaign premiere this weekend so I decided to...

Sunday was Wednesday Lunch at Murphy's. You heard me. A bunch of us met there for lunch. In a nice coincidence Murphy's is also celebrating their 40th anniversary this year! I got a bacon cheeseburger but in retrospect I do not think there was any bacon on it. LAME. It was still delicious. A ton of the Wednesday lunchers/KCSAers showed up and it was awesome to keep catching up! Jeff showed up! I was happy because I never see Jeff and it was the first time I got to see him that weekend! AND he gave me a copy of Horsemen of the Esophagus...

Saturday night, after the KCSA reunion at Krannert Center, the KCSA after party began with a late night trip to Courier Cafe. We had an insane amount of people (18) and I don't think the wait staff was very happy about that. I caught up a bit with Kristie and Chris and Caroline jumped into the twentieth century by finally getting a cell phone. She called Kate at the other end of the table and it took some goading after three tries to get her to answer the phone from the number she didn't recognize. I got myself a chocolate milkshake and...

After grabbing pizza at Papa Del's and spending the afternoon at the KCSA reunion party I headed back to Sarah's place and hung out with her and Sid and Glen and Jen and Andrew and Glen and Jen. Sid and Glen failed at installing a PlayStation or Xbox or something while Sarah made a delicious fruit salad. Then we played a game that had both no rules and the weirdest rules possible and was either about zombies or not. I still don't understand it. Andrew won but I am not certain of how. ...

Saturday afternoon (after stuffing myself with pizza at Papa Del's) I headed over to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for the first time since graduating from UofI. It was time to gather for the 40th reunion of the Krannert Center Student Association. Back in college I was the marketing director for two years and president for one of KCSA (Krannert Center Student Association), the organization that does all of the ushering and tours and hosts several big events at the Krannert Center in Urbana. For the 40th anniversary of Krannert Center they invited all of the alumni back for a...

While I was back in Champaign, Illinois, for the KCSA (Krannert Center Student Association) Reunion, my friends and I, of course, spent some time visiting old haunts from our college days. There was an afternoon drinking beers at Murphy's. There was a late-night dinner at The Courier Cafe. And there was a pizza party lunch at Papa Del's Pizza on Neil Street. Papa Del's is a Champaign institution. The restaurant serves the most authentic Chicago-style deep dish and stuffed pizza on the Chambana University of Illinois campus. Students and alumni flock there for slices of the savory pie. Obviously...

Friday night I took off for Urbana for the KCSA reunion and arrived at Sarah's place a little after 9. I was originally going to stay at Sid's but Sarah offered up her couch because she doesn't have mold in her bathroom. In fact, she has a beautifully decorated apartment! When I got there Jen and Andrew and Sid were there and they were playing some banana scrabble-like game which confused me because I expected them to be taking turns but they all dove right in. I played the next couple times then we switched to Taboo which I never played...