2009-05-27

Post-CC

'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.DSC00159
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.

ERIC <3 CORAAfter 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!SCOPE <3 CORA)

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.

26 comments:

Cora said...

Awwww, see? Getting to relive it all here in Bloggaritaville makes it a little less sad that the visit is over.

You're lovely, by the way!!!! :-)

And you're a fantastic tour guide!!!!

And anyone who wears white pants to Gino's is a first class idiot who DESERVES to walk around with "SCOPE <3 CORA" on their ass for all eternity! ;-)

wigsf said...

I shot an elephant in my pajamasThat just might be the dirtiest thing I've ever read.

High five!

SkylersDad said...

Excellent! I look forward to more tales of Scope and Cora.

Cowguy said...

Total coolosity. Totally.

Cora said...

People at Gino's are going to think I really get around, aren't they? In the same booth both Eric and Scope <3 me. I feel kinda dirty. ;-)

Sassy Britches said...

And I was so looking forward to the elephant in your pajamas story. Sheesh, I'm disappointed. :)

Dr Zibbs said...

You slept in the guest bedroom?

(shaking fist) These posts better get juicer as the week goes by.

Lisa said...

Liar!!!

Lisa said...

I'm just sayin...

n really... the whole airport scene brought a tiny tear to my eye... so happy for you two. :)

Lisa said...

just read your quick hit...

k. i'll try...

Lisa said...

OH... hey, where are the photos of your knitting projects from this weekend btw???

Scope said...

Not a lot of knitting got done, and the Sunday Trib didn't have the Tribune Magazine where the crossword is.

We had to find OTHER entertainments.

And Lisa, the statement that "I slept in the guest room" is 100% accurate.

Lisa said...

mmmkay...

it's your story and you can tell it anyway you like.

we'll have to put this one in fiction section tho.

;P

Nikki said...

Is it weird if I sometimes sign my office memos "That Insane Genius" because my boss seems to think so...
I'm so happy for you guys!

Soda and Candy said...

awwwwww

Morgan the Muse said...

That place looks like my kind of place. It kind of reminds me of the wall of gum... am I right?

mo.stoneskin said...

My worst fear is a nightmare situation where my hair catches fire and then I get shot by an elephant wearing my pyjamas.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

yep, pure fiction.

but a sweet story nonetheless.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Totally awesome, I'm so happy for you both. Also, I like that you are protecting Cora's honor, here. You are a chivalrous gentleman, and she deserves someone so wonderful for her, finally!

Some Guy said...

Congrats on the big 200! I'm glad to see Chicago-style pizza featured prominently in your tour-guiding. I did the exact same thing when I showed Megan around Chicago for the first time.

J.J. in L.A. said...

You never mentioned where Cora slept. Sneaky. If she did sleep in the Master, what time did she sneak into the Guest bedroom? ; )

I'm SO glad you guys had a great time!

Scope said...

JJnLA - Huh? What? I didn't mention where she slept? Golly, go figure.

:-)

Cora said...

@ JJ: I have no idea what you're talking about. *whistling innocently*

J.J. in L.A. said...

@ Cora - Suuurrreee! ; )

Me, Amplified said...

i have a sudden urge to go graffiti my local pizza place.

what? ohhhh. and AWWWWWWWWWWW

Char said...

Sounds like a good start on the whole story. No one would ever believe the guest bedroom tale(unless you both were there).