'Post-CC' as in '200th Blog Post' or 'After Cora in Chicago'? You decide.
So, this is my 200th, and I think I will take this time to tell you all a little story about how once I shot an elephant in my pajamas. What he was doing in my pajamas, I'll never know.
But then I figured that instead, you may want to join Cora and I on our adventures around Chicago.
Friday – I took Friday off to
freak out get ready for Cora's visit. I cleaned. I got groceries. I straightened up. I ran about with my hair on fire. Bathrooms were cleaned. Clothes were picked up. Frozen blueberries and Cheerios where purchased. Finally, it came time to head to Midway to meet my angel who was arriving upon silver wings. Silver wings that were running just a tad late.
Eventually, she came into view walking faster and faster, and for about the last 5 yards, bounded down the security hallway into my arms. A dizzying, knee buckling series of kisses later (50? 75? 100?) we manage to head down to baggage claim, where much hand holding and stolen kisses followed. Luckily for everyone else, Cora's bag was one of the first ones off the plane, so we could zip off to my car where we could act like 16 year olds in (relative) privacy.
After a while, we decided to leave the airport and head downtown for dinner. This was Cora's first trip to Chicago, so I was in full "Tour Guide" mode the whole time. We did only a little sightseeing before hitting Gino's East (Wells/Ontario) in the old Planet Hollywood building. Besides being really good Chicago Style Pizza, Gino's is famous for letting you write on the walls. In permanent marker. If you can find a spot. Like the underside of a hand banister, or on the cushion next to you. (I really hope the next person wasn't wearing white pants!)
And for those of you keeping score, you are correct. In one place I called myself 'Eric' and in the other, 'Scope', so don't feel bad if you sometimes use one or the other. Even I do it.
After a dinner and a night time drive around the city, we finally made it to my place. I carried Cora over the threshold into my condo as is only right and proper. After the tour, we went to bed.
Oh, be-HAVE, I slept in the guest bedroom.