Monday, September 12, 2011

San Francisco to Morris

It was quite a whirlwind week in SF. I feel like I barely took a breath all week. We stayed at the glorious Fairmont for 6 nights, but didn't really get to enjoy it because we were just so all over the place the whole time. (OK - that is a bit of a lie, I did enjoy the Fairmont immensely since we normally stay at crapholes.)

We managed to fit in a few great dinners, spent some time catching up with friends, and reacquainted ourselves with our respective U.S.-based workplaces. Point is, we had a great time but I need to sleep for about 4 days to make up for it. I feel like we tried to jam 20 lbs. of activities and friends into a 10 lb. bag - or however that expression goes. I wish we would have had more time to see our beautiful friends and hang with my super cool coworkers. After all, look at all the sweet post-it messages I got from my work peeps on Friday before I left for the day.

I feel so loved.

The following is a sad example of how over-scheduled the week was. I emailed one particularly lovely friend to see if we could arrange dinner together. I believe the conversation went something like this.

Me: Hey, lets get together on Wednesday or Friday.

Friend: Yeah either day is fine.

Me: Wait, I have bookclub on Wednesday. How about Friday?

Friend: OK.

Me: Actually I leave at 6:00 am on Saturday and need to go to finish a bunch of work on Friday night before I leave. I have to cancel Friday too.

Friend: ...........

I am an asshole.

I flew to Chicago yesterday and Dave went back to London. Today my sister and I ran the Chicago Half-marathon and our mommy ran the 5K. We all kicked some bootie and finished with smiles on our faces. After the race, we went and visited my brand new baby niece.

See, still smiling at the finish!

Me and my niece, crappy photo I know. I am not sure what my sister is doing over there in the corner.

I am now in Morris, Illinois. The next 2 weeks will consist primarily of Midwestern-ish adventures. Perhaps there will be a little Six Flags-Great America action, a trip along the IM Canal by bike, lots of cooking with the fam, cheap beer drinking, etc. More to come!

1 comment:

Flying Monkey said...

Bring back a six pack of Old Style and 3 boxes of Mac and Cheese.