Saturday, April 16, 2005

Some updates and thoughts

BROTHER-IN-LAW UPDATE: First off, an update on the situation with my brother-in-law (see last post): He's recently started working with a friend of his doing home construction work. Not the most glamourous of jobs, of course, but it's bringing in some money. And my brother-in-law and sister have been talking to a lawyer and are, according to my mom, "assessing their options."

More details as they become available.

I-L-L...: Wasn't that just an amazing run by the Illinois basketball team to the national championship game a few weeks ago?

Where I am is only an hour away from Champaign-Urbana, where the U of I is located. It wasn't difficult to get caught up in their season, especially the way they played together.

And after coach Bruce Weber's mom died while going to her son's first game in the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago, it seemed like the entire country was pulling for the Illini.

Give North Carolina credit, they played well and Illinois could have played better. But the way they fought back in the final (not to mention their amazing comeback againsr Arizona in the regional final), I'd have to say this season is going to be remembered as long as Illinois has a basketball team.

Thanks for the run, Illini.

More later...