March Madness is going to be over by Tuesday. And I will be so glad. My life has been taken over by this tournament in a way that it never has…and probably never will again. There is nothing like your FIRST time, right? I didn’t go to VCU. My alma mater made it last year but I wasn’t there. And they didn’t win a game. 😦 VCU is my adopted college bball team. I go see them play. I got a free T-Shirt from the ESPN game in 2007. Is it bad to admit that I like going to the televised game for free shirts? Heh.


I got up at 5:15AM today so I could see the team off to Houston. I couldn’t even get to work at the right time for that. So what makes anyone think I am ever going to make it at 6AM? I. just. can’t. (I only have to be to work that early when I have an appointment after work. Thank g-d). Anyhow I got to work at 6:23. I was late but I still got to see the crowd and 3 buses with 3 police escorts. What I would have done to be in that building.

Here is a pic of bus #2 on the way to the airport from this afternoon. It was cold and rainy.

Headed to Houston for the final four!

It was awkward to get good crowd pics. The fans left the arena and some of them had to stand across the street. I guess the police told them to. The police did a great job with managing the crowd. Then again it wasn’t that bad because most people probably didn’t know the exact time they were leaving or were at work. Excluding students – I’m sure they know everything.

This a picture of the streets after VCU beat Kansas last week. It was chaotic. I did not take this pic. I wasn’t there:

I want to be there if they win on Saturday. But do I drive from home and have to worry about parking. I don’t mind getting a ticket but…That is too much. Or should I get a hotel for Saturday? That is what I want to do. HOWEVER, should I really be spending more $$$? I hate thinking about $$ when it comes to a once in a lifetime thing. LIFE IS MEANT TO BE LIVED. Anyone who has read this blog, knows I am not the queen of living. I just keep asking myself, “What if they lose?” They jacked the hotel prices up due to the game. One hotel is $450! And they only have one room left. WTF, Richmond? Are you serious?????

There is another hotel for $159. It is nice. But this is near summer and my birthday is coming up. For the first time in a few years I have no plans for my bday…I need to stop. I’m so neurotic. I could go on forever. If a VCU win was guaranteed on Saturday, I would book the hotel today. No questions asked. I can walk from there right to the “party”.

I dunno. I did get a huge, (to me…) totally unexpected bonus from work. I’ve been there full time for 3 years and we have never gotten near that much. Most of my money went to the water heater fiasco. I did buy a new Kathy Van Zeeland bag:

No that isn’t me in the picture. 😉 This doesn’t look as good as my previous (and now worn) KVZ bags.But I was more concern about functionality. I like outside pockets. And it has to be big enough to carry a regular size book. So I couldn’t get the cute little Kathy bag that I drooled over. I finally got a KVZ bag that is “in season”. Yeah. Of course I didn’t pay full price. I never pay full price for anything.

I don’t know. ::Sigh:: I love my bag though………

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