tired and sad
so i left for chicago last sunday(june 26) and i just got home this sunday (july3)... all i can say is wow and amazing and fun and the shit and unforgettable.
I got to the airport and there was a group of kids that i have never met or seen in my life and it just so happens that they were all from texas and they all knew eachother...so i felt like the oddball, but that would soon change. We all drove to Benedictine University which was like 25 min from O'Hare...we checked into our dorms and went to a little meeting/ice breaker... there we met people and talked about random shit. then i met some cool kids and became friends with a guy named Brian. Then during the week we started making new friends, a couple who r named NinaMarie, Jordan, Stephanie, HipHop Charlie, Liz, Jory and more people. The first days the secretary of the state was a bitch... We had to form our own government and so i ran for senator and during campaigns everyone was running around saying "VOTE FOR ME AND ILL VOTE FOR YOU!" BLAH BLAH BLAH... but badass me just sat there and guess what ended up happening?! i ran against some chick named Vanessa and i ended up beating her! i guess all that hard work of just sitting on my ass talking to a chick really paid off! haha...so yeah i was "Senator Roman Rodriguez from Tucson Arizona"...it was cool. all i did was sit in the senate and pass laws and shit...
on thursday everyone went to the mall, which was 7floors! and then we went to a place called navy pier...it was a pier right on lake michigan and it had a bunch of stores and food places and a HUGE ferris WHEEL on it... it was an awesome day.
through the whole week i met new people but i got closer to a girl named Jordan. Me and her and Brian would go and sit in the sofas of one building and talk about our day and take naps. And jordan seemed to think my Shoulder was a pillow or something cuz she slept on it like....23405934985 times... but it was fine by me : )
I HAD A WHITE CASTLE BURGER! it was cool
then on friday we had a talent show... My friend NINA:) sang the National anthem for the first act and then after we all went out side and layed out in the grass and watched fireworks... me and jordan were laying in the grass and we talked about random things... aliens, music, what we wanna do when we get older, what color our rooms are and more random shit. then after the firworks we went and finished up the talent show and it was pretty cool.
Sat was our last day in the senate and it was pretty sad but it felt nice to be done. We had to watch the final court trial and it was alright...i didnt really watch cuz i was getting fan mail up the butt...haha jk..i was getting notes and writing back, it was fun. Then after the trial we had a DANCE! it was pretty fun... that night when we were all in our dorms we all fucked around hardcore and got introuble... it is fun memories....shaving creaming people, getting in a verbal fight with juan valdez and wanting to punch him, waiting for the elevator to pick us up and when it does it has mattresses stacked in it, riding the elevator up and down with the matresses in it, throwing french fries out the elevator at Juan Valdez, feeling bad for the chinese guy who got shaving cream in his eyes, getting yelled at by the camera man and missing in action which caused a room inspection... saturday night was the best night cuz it was the last time we would all be together and we made the best of it.
Sunday we all left eachother...it was a sad.At the beginning of the week everyone was anxious to leave but by the end they didnt want to. and thats how i was. Now that im in tucson i really wish i was back in chicago for at least another week with everyone. We all arrived at O'Hare at 12 and we had nothing to do for 8 hours cuz our flights left around 745 and 8 so me and 9 other people decided to jump on the metro and go downtown and eat for one last time together. it was fun cuz it was just us 10 kids who didnt know eachother at the beginning of the week but at the end we were in a different state alone with only eachother to help eachother and we were walking around downtown(which is fucking huge and bad ass) looking for a good chicago pizza place to eat at. after we spent around 6 or 7 hours downtown we took the metro back to O'hare, hung out for about 30 min and then said our final goodbyes. It was weird how all of us never even knew eachother existed and after being with eachother for a week we were sad that we wont see eachother again.
I think my parents were disappointed when i told them that i only put about 40% effort towards the political part but 150% effort towards the friendship part but i dont care cuz I like my decision and i have no regrets about this trip because i have tons of unforgettable memories about all the friends i made. It was an amazing expierence and if i could go back in time to re-do it i def. would...
i want to go back...one more week with everyone...but i cant...
p.s. sorry if theres a lot of mispelled words and stupid shit in here...its a little late