So I SHOULD be making dinner or at the very least putting it away because it's in plastic bags on the floor in the hallway... but INSTEAD I have to share this with somebody since The Sweet Lovin' Man's not home yet!!!
A few nights ago I went to Skokie for a counseling session with SCORE. Skokie's about 40 minutes away. It was dark, I was unfamiliar with the territory and Mapquest's directions sounded like something out of DJ Casper's Cha Cha Slide ("Sliiiide to the left. Now slide to the right"). But alas, I made it. And all God's people said!? AMEN.
Well, today I had to go to Target. I noticed there was one on the way to Skokie so I'm kinda psyched I know where I'm going. I've only ventured out a few times because I've been unpacking, etc. so this is all still very new to me. I get my shopping done, go to Lincolnwood Produce (cause I done noticed that there, too!) and started on my way home.
Hollywood Street (what city & state am I in again? Oh yeah, there's a California Street, too!) becomes North Shore Drive. Easy!
But SOMEWHERE along the way, I ended up on Halsted. Because I was so excited, taking in the small shops & flurries & my caramel flavored Dunkin Donuts coffee, I somehow managed to 'sliiiiiiide to the right' a few million extra steps & where I was? WHO KNOWS.
Wait, who knows!!?? I KNEW!! I KNEW!! I KNEW!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
I WAS SOOOO ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN & MADE MY WAY HOME WITHOUT A MAP OR ASKING DIRECTIONS OR ANYTHING WHEN I'VE ONLY VENTURED OUT A FEW TIMES!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)
I was all, "That's Clybourn, yo! I'm-a keep going because the lake is to the left -BAM! And then I'm gonna take a left & turn onto LaSalle cause that's where my friend says she works- BAM! BAM! Yup! Hello LaSalle Power Company! And oh look! There's Wacker! Hello pedestrians!! Take a left cause right is where the SLM & I have turned for partially good cupcakes! BAM, BAM, BAM!!!"
I TOOOOOTALLY MADE IT HOME & I AM THE SH*T. I PUT "THE MAN" IN MANDI, YO!!!
I know this sounds absolutely ridiculous but I was soooo happy & thrilled & bouncing off the walls (which is hard to do in a Hannah Honda)!!! When I turned onto Michigan Avenue with all of it's gorgeous twinkly lights and beautiful architecture & knew fo reals exactly where I was, I felt like it was some glorious celebration in honor of ME!!!
My final thoughts are this:
1) I LOOOOVE THIS CITY.
2) Dunkin Donuts, my lover-- I lived in L.A. eight years- EIGHT YEARS since I've put your blessed coffee to my lips. Why do you still have crappy lids? Inquiring coffee soaked jeans want to know.
3) CHA CHA NOW Y'ALL!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Have I mentioned I'm the shiz??? ;)
*giggle, giggle, snort, snort!!*