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Good News, Bad News Time

Time for another installment of nobody's favorite show, Good News, Bad News.

The bad news is that the date didn't happen this weekend and may not any time soon but the good news is that it will happen at some point as I talked with her last night after I went to the Big East Tournament; more on that later.

The good news is I have a job if only temporarily through that agency I signed with a couple weeks ago. I have a second shift job filing and removing staples. (As it was described to me.) The upside of this is obvious. The downside is that, really, my life, as I currently know it, is second shift so the next 2 weeks to 2 months will be an adjustment.

The tournament session we went to yesterday was awesome as UConn won it's game. It's a bit surprising we were able to just call up that day to get tickets since it's a conference tournament but why not? Our seats weren't the best but they could have been much worse. It was great hearing all the different bands. Notre Dame played the themes to The A-Team and Ghostbusters while the band from Pitt played the theme from Family Guy. It was freakin' sweet but DePaul's band was the one with the talent. They played not one but two Chicago songs which is a bit predictable considering where their school is but good nonetheless. I also thought their school song was quite the toe tapper. Unfortunately, the band from UConn was tiresome as the best they put forth was "Superstition," "Thriller" and an off-key "Love Shack" but I've been hearing them all season so that could be part of it.

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