July 27, 2007
I arrived in Chicago bright and early and without any delays, which judging by all the people who tried to arrive yesterday, is a miracle.
Yesterday my friend Jeanne picked Susan and I up in the morning and brought us shopping to some funky neighborhood that had a bunch of independent shops and resale shops. As we walked through the resale shops I finally understood what all you people are talking about when you say how much you love them. Where I live resale shops have either a) old musky clothes for the 80’s with shoulder pads and cropped tops with the collars cut off, or b) stuff from stores like Banana Republic from last year that didn’t sell well in the store.
But these stores were so fun and inexpensive. I found a cute top, a belt, and a pair of jeans that seemed like someone made them just for me. That has never happened.
Right now I am nursing a slight headache that is a combination of a few glasses of wine, no real food, and not enough water. Also I am looking at a pile SJ’s business cards which are printed on tampons– informative AND useful.
As always happens I don’t really have much else to write about. Seeing everyone again this year, and seeing people I have only known through the computer, is a lot of fun. Slightly overwhelming at times, but fun. It is hard to put it into words. Maybe I’ll remember to take my camera out of my bag today and take some photos.
I should probably mention the hotel bathrooms and how they have shutters in the wall opening into the room and a sliding woven wood door. It brings the getting to know you better thing to a whole new level.
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