Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Come and show me another city with lifted head singing
so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.

Tomorrow afternoon, I'm hopping a train with this crazy character to spend an extended weekend in Chicago with J, one of our old roommates from college.

I am fully and gleefully prepared to get my geek on. On Thursday, we're going here, where my head will probably explode from the combined joy of DaVinci, frogs, a 3-D movie about Mars, an Omnimax film about ancient Greece, and baby chickens.

On Friday, we're going here to see the King Tut exhibit and go through the Underground Adventure exhibit, and to see my homegirl, Sue.

At some point, I'm hoping we can visit the planetarium. We're definitely going shopping at Lush so I can stock up on my most favorite shower gel of all time. It's an addiction, folks, and I probably need help.

While we're there, the intrepid bibliophile and I are also going to challenge J's husband (hee! congratulations, you guys!) N to a game of Trivial Pursuit: the Book Lover's Edition. N is good at every game we've every played as a group. He pretty much always wins, and usually by an embarrassing margin. We figured the somewhat obscure (but enjoyable for huge geeks like us) Book Lover's Edition would be a good test of his apparent superpowers.

I'll be taping tomorrow night's episode of Project Runway so I can watch it when I get home on Sunday night. I'm crossing my fingers that I won't get hit by any spoilers before I have a chance to see it!