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 is gonna be friggin' freezing there!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Have so much fun! I LOVE Chicago...even in the winter!! :) I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it!


  2. I think I have a bit of a crush on Chicago too. I've been four times; three in high school, in February, for Model UN, and then once a few years ago for a wedding in October! I've never been when it was warm, but I still think I'd be okay living there!

    Have you tried the pizza at Gino's East? People always suggested that to me, and it is good!

  3. I was in Chicago for a week a couple years ago for work. I wish I had had the time to be a tourist, but alas, I didn't have the time. I went in May, so it wasn't freezing, but it was still cool. I will probably never get back there, but at least I can say I was there. lol

  4. A) Go to Second City and laugh your ace off...that'll help you forget about B) you're not running from life's problems/stresses, you're merely taking a vacation from them. ;)

  5. Indoor winter options here? I agree with Ana, see a show at Second City. Hit up a good restaurant. If you truly want a fun pizza experience, forget the deep dish. Go to Piece in Bucktown. And above all, DRINK! Our bars here rock! ;) Enjoy!

  6. Ahhh...Chicago! I love it so :) However, I've never been there in the winter. I can't think of what to do indoors. If I think of something fabulous, I'll message you ASAP!

  7. P.S. Do you love Lou Malnati's pizza? It is my absolute, hands down fave ever!


    Those are just a small list of sites to look at that might give you suggestions about this weekend.
    It is supposed to be cold here but that is half the fun.

  9. Have fun!
    My bestie & I are planning a trip there one September so we can watch the Bears play.

  10. oooh am jealous, of the visit, not the work. I've never been to Chicago and am fascinated.

    left you an award on ctcupcake!

  11. Oooh are you going to be there for the big game?? you know, when the bears take on the seahawks??