It’s 12:30 a.m. and I’m 18 floors up in the Raddison in St. Louis and through the ringing in my ears I can still hear the roar of people cheering and people honking their car horns. What is all this madness? It’s being in a city when their team just won the World Series.

The fans out here are crazy! The cheering and honking and yelling have been going on for AT LEAST two hours – straight. There is no break. One person claps and 50 other join in half a second later. It’s nothing short of a spectacle. The only thing I can compare it to is a New Year’s eve party that, from the sounds down below, will inevitably last all night long! I’m having a blast!!!

This trip has been great, but I’ve also been kinda stressed at the same time. Work is making me really really dislike work and making a job at Starbucks look like the best possible choice. From about 9 to 3 p.m. each day I’ll I’ve been hearing about is writing and journalism. It’s enough to make me not want to write ever again. (I realize I’m writing now…but this is more of me just clearing my thoughts. It’s not going to be read or critiqued by thousands of people.)

I ran into my friend Chris Sanchez, aka the managing editor for our competitor at the Daily Lobo. It was awesome to see him again! We used to intern together at the News Bulletin in Belen and since then we see each other on random occasions. This was fun though because we just tease each other about our papers.

……..They are STILL going at it down there.

Thinking about going back to school makes me a little sad. It’s nice to escape from things out here – even if my mind is constantly bombarded with talk of journalism and all I still have to write for Monday’s issue. Three weeks after I get back we have our Thanksgiving Break and then just three weeks later I graduate. Wow. WOW! heh. Six more weeks of school. Twelve more production nights. 24 more articles. I can do this. I can do this.

I get to see my mom on Friday. Actually, my Mom, Grandma and Aunt Holly. I really want my dad to come down too. They’re all coming down for the Renaissance Faire! YEAH – so excited.

Speaking of excited – I honestly think this World Series celebration will actually go on all night long. CRAZY!

Ok. I’m so tired and I have to wake up and go to another full day of conventions.

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