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Weekend, Homecoming, Homecoming, Weekend

What you’ve heard is true. A second Rausch has met the Greggs. We all knew it would happen, but who would be the first? The Honorable, on one of his business trips? Val AND Paula at a DSU play? No. It was none other than David. We picked up Miles and headed to Hawarden. We didn’t do a whole lot, but watched some football, watched Little Shop of Horrors, watched my senior video that Dad made, and celebrated Mom’s __th Birthday. David also experienced a United Methodist sermon. No big deal. I think David had a good time, and my family enjoyed having our company. I also got to see my cousins Corissa and Brody, whom I haven’t seen in a long time.

King and Queen DSU’s Homecoming is this week. Monday was coronation and Senior Tyler Ruhd and Sophomore Tawny Nordstrom were crowned King and Queen. I took pictures for the Student Activities Board website. Comedy Bytes performed Tuesday night. It was the last performance for Miles, Mike, and myself. I gave my camera to someone in the crowd to take pictures and I added them to my Comedy Bytes set. It went really well! We had some new games mixed in with some old favorites, and everyone enjoyed it. What a good way to end. I wish we had gotten it taped, however.

West Sioux’s Homecoming is also this week. Jared Kool, my sister’s boyfriend, was crowned King on Tuesday. Congratulations!

A marketing company was at campus this week. I was involved in a photo shoot with a cap and gown (very similar to what I did two years ago…) and then was interviewed for a video montage on the website.

Miles and I travel back to Hawarden this weekend. We’ll watch the Homecoming football game. Then on Saturday we’ll wake up way too early and head to the middle of the state and watch some football at the school my brother graduated from. And also hang out with the Leaders side of the family. Yippy skippy!

Mile High Fizz Bessie

Heather comic My title is a Mad Gab I made up. Even at 4:15 AM I am a genius! But also, since it’s after 4:00AM, I probably will have lots of grammer mistakes in here. And I don’t want to fix them…it’s 4:00AM for goodness’s sake!

Saturday evening, after our play and going to Mass, Miles and I went out to Ben’s place. Lisa, Holly, and Bob were there as well. There we brought in horses. I didn’t because I’m pretty much terrified of them; I took pictures. We ate some delicious ribs and beans and chips and then played Roulette (American, not Russian) and Blackjack. We did this for many hours and then Miles and I came back to town and finished Harry Potter III (three).

Miles and I met up at noonish Sunday to eat at China Moon. Then we did homework all day long and he helped me understand Web Publishing II better, now I’ve nearly finished my work with that which otherwise would have taken me two weeks. Then we performed as Comedy Bytes at the KSI honors banquet. Miles and I are members, so we stayed for the meal and everything. Then we rented Harry Potter IV. After many problems, we started to watch it on my tablet. Then he got tired so he left. original I tried to sleep. Three times I tried. I’ve decided I won’t sleep and I will just nap from like 2:30-5:30, before we perform tomorrow at 7:00 and at 10:00.

The picture at the beginning is of my friend Heather when we were in Florida over Christmas break. The picture down here is the original. For Photography II, we were to take a picture and make it look like it came out of a comic book. I think I did pretty well. And it was fun to make. Yippee!

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 Miles and I go down to KJAM to have an on-air interview about the play. It should be a good time. We’ll see how “on” I am with little to no sleep! The Mad Gab for my title answer is: My Life Is Busy

Eye Candy is Del.ic.ious

Miles's Anniversary GiftAnniversary
Miles and I celebrated our three month anniversary (that’s a quarter of a year) on Tuesday. We ate at China Moon and sat by the door. It was like negative 100 degress outside, and 500 people came in to the restaurant too. Miles picked the table. We then went to play practice. Miles made me the picture on the right, using Photoshop, for a gift. I gave him a little ring thing that some bathroom stalls have around the toilet paper dispencer pole. Apparently he collects them. He was overjoyed about it.

Fond Memories of Okoboji
I was looking at a bulletin board today and saw a poster that advertised for Lake Okoboji United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center. That is my previous place of summer employment! I was in complete shock! There were three phone number stubs missing too, so I wonder who was interested from DSU. Anyway, I thought it was pretty stinkin’ cool.

Comedy Bytes 2006Spring Production
The spring play has been drastically changed. Adrienne Boese is doing a monologue, Fifteen Minutes. Then our play, The Actor’s Nightmare, is being performed. We’ll have an intermission and concessions, and then Comedy Bytes will perform. Comedy Bytes is also having a few late night performances, of just the comedy troupe without the other one-acts. It should be a really good production. I think Comedy Bytes being hooked on to the other two in the early show will bring a lot more to those shows than would normally go. At the Dakota Prairie Playhouse, April 7, 10, 11 at 7:00 and April 8 at 2:00 are all three peformances. Also at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse, April 7 and 10 at 10:00 are Comedy Bytes only performances. Also, on April 8 at 9:00 is a Comedy Bytes jam session, where anyone can come and just do some improvisation games with us for a good time. I’m pretty excited about it all. Come and see it and laugh hard!

In Literature, we’re watching Mel Gibson’s Hamlet. I’m really excited about this because I wanted to rent it (I saw it in high school) and possibly buy it off eBay or something later on. So at least I’m getting my fill, for now. In Photography, we were to use Photoshop and enlarge or shrink yourself into a photograph and make it look as real as you can. I think I did a pretty decent job, especially if you compare it to David’s work.

Weekend Plans
Good times are to come this weekend as Miles, David, Bryce, Lindsey, Chris, and I travel to Fargo to visit Tony. Look at all those hyperlinks! Pretty exciting times to come soon, I hope it doesn’t suck as much as my visit to Marshall last month. I’m sure it won’t. Plus, Tony’s way cool. And so is Fargo…… :)

I wish I had a bloody British accent

At the Senate meeting Wednesday, I announced my plans for not running for another year. It felt nice to get it out there so they know. I think a couple expected me to be running for an office, but….they were wrong. That night I had a floor program which was a movie night. We watched Elizabethtown. Well, I didn’t really. I was in the room, but I had so much writing to do for two classes that I did that instead of watch the movie. So I can’t give a review on it. There were 6 girls from my floor in the room…which is what I expected. I would have to say it was even successful…which is sad for less than 1/5 of my floor participating.

Miles and I rented Love Actually and Multiplicity last night. I had not given Love Actually a fair chance when I first watched it two summers ago. I only gave it 10 minutes and I wasn’t in the right mood for a romantic movie. Miles really liked it when he saw it, so I gave it another go. Turns out, I really enjoyed the movie. And I was glad that I saw it, technically for the first time, with him. He has never seen Multiplicity, and I thought it was very funny. Especially the 4th Michael Keaton character. We’ll watch that sometime between now and Thursday.

I received my Comedy Bytes embroidered shirt today; it looks awesome! I’m pretty excited. It’s a blue and black bowling shirt, with my name embroidered on the left side above the pocket, “Comedy Bytes Improv” embroidered on the right sleeve, and DSU’s logo on the left sleeve. Miles and I put ours on and we instantly felt professional. Miles described the moment as, “I feel like we know what we’re doing.” Which is funny…because with improv, we rarely know what we’re doing…! Anyway, thanks to Dr. Knowlton, we will look good onstage.

The casting was announced today for the two spring plays. Miles was cast in the role I expected him to be, which is a good fit. I was cast in both plays, as characters I didn’t audition as. But Sue knows me pretty well and how I act, or nact as some would say. So I trust her judgement. I’m a little disappointed I was cast in both productions, just because my time for rehearsing is so limited…but I’ll be OK. It’s only for one month. And March should be my least busiest month.

I will be updating my bulletin board this weekend, so hopefully I’ll get a picture taken before my next post. Sorry this one doesn’t have any eyecandy along with it.

Went to Big Stone, but never saw one…

Miles and Holli in Big Stone CityWell, now that the blog is back up and running, I figure it’s time to post about my weekend in Miles‘ hometown, Big Stone City, SD.

We (Miles, David, and I) left Madison near 6:00 on Friday and were well on our way. We dropped David off and arrived at Miles’ house. After being hugged and sniffed (don’t forget, they have three dogs), we settled in for some pizza and catching up. I had met his family on Christmas Day in Sioux Falls, but didn’t get to have much of a conversation with anyone. The “I Love Iowa” graphic I made for The Honorable Val Rausch a few weeks ago was conveniently on display behind Pizza Ranch coupons. I’d imagine he was being threatened at the capital for having it.

Tony came over and we set in to watch a movie upstairs, Ghostbusters 2. Turns out, there was a ghost special on TV, followed by a second ghost special. So we didn’t watch the movie. David, Tyler, and two chicks came over, too and we all had a laugh or two. My back started hurting so I was going to walk around and found Paula watching TV downstairs and talked with her for a while; mainly about computers and teaching. Bed time was later.

Woke up Saturday morning earlier than planned and woke up Miles. He enjoyed that a hecka lot. We took our Art History II online quiz, which was twice as frustrating as expected. And I remembered that I had to write something for Literature, ughhh! We ate some lunch, almost saw Molly eat food that the dog ate from, said hello to Tony, and went on a tour of Big Stone City, SD and Ortonville, MN. We tried to get into the Rausch Bros. building, but Miles didn’t know anything and couldn’t find the key. On the tours I saw a cemetery, almost got hit by a train, almost hit a dog, took lots of pictures, froze my toes off, saw relatives’ houses, saw The Honorable’s office and some of his equipment, and saw some other interesting things that Miles would explain to me. Then I’d remember that I had to write something for Literature, ugghhh!

Tony and Holli Miles, Tony, and I watched the movie version of Chicago, which I had seen on Broadway in London last March. It was very good and reminded me a lot of the on-stage one, but there were a couple characters that I liked casted in London better than in the movie. I’ve had the show’s songs stuck in my head all week. We ate spaghetti, which Tony was too good for. Then I went upstairs to write my thing for Literature, uggggghhhhhhh! Tony taught me how to play cribbage, and although I don’t suck, I think I got sor’d. David, Tyler, and Kelsey came over and it was decided that we’d play Apples to Apples; Paula bought it earlier that day.

The first round, when Miles picked the card, he picked mine. Yippeee! Then when I picked the card, I picked his. Crazy…! Then everything went downhill. Every time the card I laid down was read, Miles would laugh/scoff under his breath. He didn’t know they were mine, but after every round I was sure to inform him that he scoffed at mine. He felt bad every time. I think. Finally he stopped laughing at all. Then the game seemed to stop. And everybody left or went to bed.

We woke up for Mass on Sunday and Brenna and I shared a book thing…I don’t know what they’re actually called. I often would say “God” instead of “Lord” and such things when reading from it. Oops. But Miles and Paula’s guitar playing sounded great, so that makes up for it. I even got my voice blessed, but I didn’t know what was happening. Molly and Brenna argued about how they were related to some people in church. It ended up that Brenna was right. Then we went to Milbank for a pancake feed. I saw Paula’s school and we bought groceries and picked up David and I drove back so Miles could finish up a sketch for Comedy Bytes. I fell asleep for an hour back at Miles’ apartment while he wrote some more and made supper. I was in my dorm and in bed by 11:30 I think.

Two similarities I had with Miles’ sisters this weekend: Brenna – Knights of Columbus free throw thing. I don’t know how far she was on Sunday, but I think she might have been at the level I was at when I lost. I haven’t heard how she did. Molly – USD Governor’s Leadership Luncheon. She was filling out her information for the event while I was there and I tried to help her. Good thing there’s white out. If you google “Holli Gregg”, my thing at the Luncheon comes up somewhere on the first page.

This weekend we head to Marshall, MN to meet up with my good friend Katie Burnight, and Miles’ brother Bryce among many others. It should be an extremely great time. Yay for travels.

I hope to get a new theme sometime soon.

OK, bye bye!