Tonight is LL's shower, thrown by her mother and her mother's friends, down in Joliet. Then this weekend is her bachelorette party, so it's a big week for her!! As I mentioned yesterday, I'm heading out of town to the wonderful city of Pekin, IL which is near....nothing. Ok, it's actually near Peoria where I took and passed my CPA exam once upon a time.
Funny how things link on the web these days. Here's something that I literally just went through:
-looked at my hotel location in Pekin, IL on Google maps to see what restaurants are nearby
-found a place called Kouri's Pub, which serves pizza
-remembered a guy I knew in college who was from Peoria (near Pekin) whose family owned Italian restaurants in the area named Kouri
-I visited him and his wife in Minneapolis after college as I knew both him and his wife
-searched Facebook for him and his wife and came up empty
-searched the web for both and got a hit on his wife's maiden name, which also had her married name as "Couri" not Kouri.
-searched the web again for the husband with the new spelling and find out he has a law firm in St. Michael, MN with another guy from college and whose brother I was friends with and was trying to find (fruitlessly) a few months ago.
-went to their website, confirmed that the picture was the right guy, got his email from the site and sent him a message.
How crazy is that??