Friday, January 22, 2010

My Kinda Town


It was over four months ago that I first accepted an assignment that I knew would eventually send me flying up to the frigid northern regions of our country. But at the time, the trip was far enough off in the distance that the idea of flying to Chicago (albeit direct – God Bless Southwest Airlines) in the middle of winter simply seemed like a silly cocktail party joke. And, besides, the Shoe Fund is not just rapidly dwindling; it's run dry.

Now that my trip looms a day and a half away, I'm not so sure it's all that funny. I'm also not so sure if this client keeps offering me these assignments because my work is just that good, or because I'm like the Mikey of the freelance writing world. Everyone else turn up their noses? Ask Moi, then. She'll do anything.

So I'll be taking a little breaky from the blobbie, with the possible exception of Mute Monday, because that's a no-brainer: WHITE.

Not. Funny.

Oh, and does anyone by chance know if Southwest honors drink tickets at 7:30am?

21 comments:

Big Shamu said...

Good foodie town. Go nuts.

Milk River Madman said...

That's the problem with airlines and the 2 ounce limit. You can't sneak your own hooch on anymore.

Kymical Reactions said...

I'm glad your taking southwest - it's the best airline IMO.

goodness, Miss Moi! Do you have proper attire for that kind of winter weather? Wait. What did I just ask? Of course you have any attire for any occasion.

Sorry. I must have forgotten where I was for a moment.

Stay warm, and stay safe! x.

Buzz Kill said...

Not sure where you're staying but if you're north of the city there's a great bar/microbrewery called Mickey Finns in Libertyville. They have the best oatmeal stout I've ever tasted.

Bundle up, it won't be above freezing there this week.

Kymical Reactions said...

ps - have you heard of Toms Shoes? I've got a pair up over on my page, that I just absolutely must own. Today.

Bad Kipling and Haggard dot com said...

The intrepid explorer girded-her-loins and stiffened her spine. No more delays. No turning back.

She had no choice but to enter the dark heart of the obamanation.

moi said...

All: Actually, I'm flying into Chicago but then driving three hours to . . . Grand Rapids, MI. I know. So no chance for awesome food. Although, I love how everyone has a favorite restaurant in Chicago – that's why it's my kind of town. I think it's the one city in the United States that almost everyone hugs close to their heart.

As for wardrobe, I'm okay. I live in the mountains of New Mexico where right now, I'm looking at 8 inches of snow that fell overnight. Still. The only time I ever wear long underwear is when I'm outdoor adventuring. Not going about my daily business. That's just wrong.

moi said...

Troll: I KNEW this would bring you running :o). But I'm only there for a few hours for a couple of days. Pout.

K9 said...

too bad you cant take water or board anymore. patron silver in a short stubby desani bottle was the way to fly. be sure to pack your uggs. grrrrrhahahahahaha
have fun moi ! er, mikey

Boxer said...

booo, I'll miss while you freeze your assets in the midwest making money. :-)

Travel safe friend. xoxox.

LaDivaCucina said...

Hey Anonymous, didn't you see the "Bite me" sign?

Darling, Grand Rapids is certainly NOT Chicago. Anybody ever hear of skype? MUST you be there in person to write the story...? DRAT!

When I used to live in Chicago, I would wear SILK long underwear. IT's thin and light and breathable and oh so warm. Or better yet, get a pair of those leggings I sent you info on, they'd be perfect.

Enjoy...I'll be thinking of you when I'm down at the pool. hehhe! I like MRM's comment...drat!

czar said...

>> "Everyone else turn up their noses? Ask Moi, then. She'll do anything."

We should start an agency. I had the managing editor of one of my religious publishers tell me one time, "Czar, you know how we refer to you around here? 'The whore.'"

I'll leave the naming of the agency up to you. Not that there's any work out there.

Grand Rapids, though . . . home to tons of religious publishers, none of which use me, sorry to say. For what it's worth, Grand Rapids is one of the handful of cities in my line of work for which you don't even need to put a state along with it in a bibliographic entry. Grand Rapids is ground zero for a lot of excellent publishing houses, and for what I do, if I had a free day there, I'd bundle up and harass some work out of them.

Maybe you can pitch a book idea: How Kinky Was Augustine? The Church Fathers and Six-Inch Heels.

moi said...

K9: Prior to all this NTSB scheisse, I never flew anywhere without my flask of ta kill ya. NEVER. What next? Banning stilettos?

Boxer: I'll be on email; you can holler at me there :o) Hope all is well . . .

La Diva: Yup, the silk stuff is coming with. I have yet to try out those tights, though. Need to remember that. But some of my running tights work great under dresses.

Czar: Thank you! I needed this laugh today, as you KNOW how charmed I am by flying. Good to know about Grand Rapids. "We could start a company/and make misery . . . Frustrated, Incorporated."

Aunty Belle said...

yick!!CheeCaGO?

Sorry, dahlin' sorry.

But I does think ya write so good nobody else will do.

I thought SWA did ANYthing.

Pam said...

Sounds like a fun trip to me. But I like to go anywhere. Never been to Chicago except to change planes. I think a former workmate lives in Grand Rapids now. Anyhoo, I wish you great fun and adventure and warm undies. Any more hints on what the project is going to be?

Kymical Reactions said...

Ms. Moi, mom left you a message to your question over at my place.

x.

Joanna Cake said...

Have a good trip! x

fishy said...

Moi,
Grand Rapids is beautiful. Hope you get to see something good, eat something good, meet someone interesting and most of all ... I look forward to the next shoe post courtesy of this gig.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

come back soon, dahling.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Moi,

So...how's the trip going?

K9 said...

well? where are the pictures!?