Sunday, August 21, 2011

You are the Wind beneath my batwings!

Me and Jen on the EL from the airport.... Yay! Chicago!
Me and last year's roomies.... 3 of us are back together this year with a new roomie.

You are the wind beneath my Batwings.... I told a very good friend of mine that on facebook.... the other day. Her name is Jen and here is our story.
  • Jen-Whoever of you hasn't met my roomie Jen yet... hopefully will get to meet her next month in Chicago. Jen who you may know about from "It is all about me..." ... But she is sweet, loving, funny, and so friggin' supportive... It's hard to believe there is that good a friend out there waiting for you, at this age. It is easier to meet new friends when you're in school or even at work but for me... not so much. I hang on to friends who I probably should have let go of because replacing even the worst candidates is difficult as you get older. When I found you all.... I didn't expect to get as much out of this friendship as I have, but I am so happy to be wrong. Jen is a caregiver, she is a guidance counseler who loves kids and animals. She has her own little farm with a Donkey, and a goat...

Jen and I had wrote back and forth on facebook a few times before Chicago last year. We found out that we were getting into Midway airport at the same time, which meant we could meet at the airport and ride the EL together. That was gonna be great, since like everyone else... I was nervous about meeting 50 or so women most of whom I had never met before. A few weeks later, after her roommate was struggling to find the money to go and was considering cancelling... My roommate and I combined into their double room. It saved us all money and we had a great time. So good a time, that we are sharing a room this year too.

I found a friend... a really GOOD one. And it's all because of Chicago. I think whoever is thinking of going still but isn't sure... You will meet alot of new friends and come home a different person... It's like 40 days away, I can't wait to see my old friends and meet some new ones.


  1. This is great! I hope I make as great a friend as you've found in Jen! :)

  2. It's going to be awesome...there are so many new ladies I am looking forward to meeting and I can't wait to see all the ladies from last year. See you in less than 40 days!! :)

  3. Sounds so good. I am like you and find it harder to make friends as getting older. I don't know a lot of people. I so wish I could go to chicago to meet you all. I am missing out bigtime. Hope you all have a blast.

  4. right back at ya sister! Thank you so much for writing about me, you are amazing and I agree- I didn't expect to find any lifelong friends in Chicago, just have some fun and hang out with some lap band ladies. Chicago gifted me a whole lot more than just drinking and fun... I loves ya!

  5. Ohh, I'm really looking forward now. It's always nice to meet new people and make lasting friends!!

  6. I want to come!!Waahh-Maybe one day.....