Sunday, July 29, 2007

o'hare: my new home away from home

I arrived with a half-empty suitcase. I left Chicago with a bag so full of BlogHer swag ("stuff we all get") that I had to pay a twenty-five dollar fee. If I had known, I would have left the plastic martini glass and the box of shampoo samples behind.

I ordered a beer with my dinner in the restaurant. For the first time since I can remember, I was asked for ID. I said, "Really? You've just made my day! I'm turning 40 on Saturday!"

I gave myself plenty of time so that I wouldn't have to rush when I got here. I needn't have bothered. My flight has been delayed. I will arrive, as I left, in the wee hours.


Blondie said...

Hello! I am so happy we met. I'm looking forward to digging in and reading about your experience. I told my mother about meeting you and how nice it was to hear your story and share our story with you. Blog away--it's such a release!

Much love, Blondie

Anonymous said...

It was great to meet you! Hope you have a wonderful birthday.:)

Anonymous said...

happy birthday!! I'm glad you had such a great time (minus the flight)

we're only born a few days apart: my birthday was on Wednesday. :-)

laurie said...

blondie and average jane - it was lovely meeting both of you, too.

and p'tina - I had forgotten that we are both Leo's (how could I? It's sorta obvious ;-)