Friday, January 7, 2011
My kind of town....
In just a little while I will be peacing out of my office and peacing OUT of DC to head on over to Chicago. Wile I am definitely not stoked about the meetings I have in our Chicago office next week, I am happy that I get to plan some "fun time" around the trip and see friends there. And a special thanks to one of my old sorority sisters for having me as her guest for the weekend. This more than makes up for her sup-par tour guide performance on one of last year's trips to the Windy City. (To be fair, I may have been just the tiniest bit annoying asking questions about every single building we passed.)
I will let you all in on a secret, I have a bit of a crush on Chicago. While I don't know how I would handle the winters there -- in fact I have been nervous that I will freeze to death there this weekend -- I developed a little crush on the Second City when I travelled there for work (different job) many years ago. And it's grown over the years into a full-blown crush. I go there and feel like I could absolutely see myself living there and really liking it. This also may have something to do with an odd affinity I have noticed over the years for Midwestern Guys (which I am going to delve into in an upcoming post, for reals)
I will also let you in on a not-so-secret fact that I am so very happy to get out of DC for a few days and temporarily put some geographic distance between myself and my life here. My stresses at work, my of-late crazy hectic schedule, and my Mr. Toothbrush woes. While I know it is not healthy to run from problems...I know my @ss is gonna be borderline sprinting towards that plane later this afternoon. It's just for a few days...I can (attempt) to deal with all those problems and worries when I get back. Trust me, I am sure they will all still be here!
Oh, and suggestions for INDOOR activities in Chicago welcome! Like I said...it is gonna be friggin' freezing there!
Hope you all have a great weekend!