Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Getting Settled

Well here I am, sitting in my lovely room (seriously lovely. what a treat to be in this nice of a hotel...). Since my post yesterday I have decided to stay the entire week and not drive back Friday, just to turn around and come back Sunday. Turns out that Nick will be home until at least Tuesday, and all that driving just seems crazy, especially if I will see him when I get back. This does mean that I have settled in for a full week. All of a sudden this really seems like a long trip!

I showed up in the main lab, which is an hour and a half from my lab,to pick up my coworker Megan. To my horror, she seemed to have fit an entire weeks work of clothes into the small size suitcase. That's right people. The carry-on. I myself brought the large suitcase, the briefcase with the laptop, the additional large tote full of bathroom stuff...you know, the bare essentials for a week away from home. I tried to explain to her that I needed all that room because I needed big clothes due to the cold weather up here. This held little water seeing as how were heading to the same location...I also added that I had a DVD player, and lots of DVD's in there, along with two books, my Nintindo DS, my ipod dock...you know... still sticking with essentials...but this maybe didn't really help me either. She may think I am a touch odd...Oh well.

Megan and I had never actually met, so I was a little worried that we would be able to keep a conversation rolling for four hours. I then remembered that I never seem to be able to stop talking, so we managed just fine! I actually am really enjoying her and am very happy that we are on this little adventure together! I am hoping that she is also liking her time with me and not sitting in her room on the phone telling the horrors of her day...

Once we went to the lab and got our basic plans for the week worked out, we went to our rooms to get settled. The we went out to dinner with a couple of people from lab at a perfect little deep dish pizza place...one of those places you could only find in Chicago. This heavenly little place called Uno's. What? What's that? I can't hear you. It was one of a kind damn it. ONE OF A KIND!!

Anyway, that is it for the night. We are actually a little outside the city, so I haven't seen the big lights yet. I will be taking the train in tomorrow after work to have dinner with my friend Nancy. Then I might actually have so interesting stories and pictures. For now, I will leave you with this lovely self portrait... Now don't I look warm? I had plans to take lots of pictures today for this post. This is the one right before I left town. It is the only one on the camera thus far...my bad.


  1. I guess you never went to Unos when it was on Richmond where Miyakos is now........
    Have a great trip!!!!

  2. 1. Glad you are having a good time. It's nice to get away, even if it's just for work.

    2. "My bad" is still OK?? I just wrote a blog post about my students hazing me for using that expression!!