Monday, July 14, 2008

Work Trip - Chicago

As anyone who's been on one before can tell you, work trips blow. And in time-tested fashion, my current trip to Chicago, errr...Berwyn, IL, indeed, blows.
Its hot in herre - 90 degrees with 50% humidity - and for some reason, the stench of sweaty, salty balls is making yearn for a public pool (i dont know, dont ask).

The town im staying in, Oak Park, is just a couple miles from the work location in Berwyn, and about 20 miles outside of Chicago. It's not necessarily a terrible place to be, but there really isn't anything to do outside of eating something, having a beer and making small talk with the bartender who's doing a terrible job of feigning interest.

Since the actual work Im doing happens to be a little sparse, I've taken to "surfing the web" - and I think ive gone through the entire internet. Finished it.
1.0 AND 2.0...guess I'll just wait for 3.0 to come out. Whatever that is, im not too sure. Time travel possibly.

Its not all bad though, the hotel im staying in is across the street from the Ernest Hemingway Museum, and less than a block away from his place of birth, and its been told that Hemingway used to kickit and drink in the little cafe inside the hotel. Thats kinda cool. But alas, the museum is only open from 1pm-5pm. Perfect timing for me NOT to be able to check it out as I hold the fort down in Berwyn.
All in all, the best part so far has been watching people go in and out of the planned parenthood/substance abuse clinic across the street. They go in and come out so sketchy lookin, its kinda fun to make up little stories for each person. Not that I'll ever know if any of it's true, its the best I got for entertainment - Im not here to judge, it just works magicly to pass the time.


Ben said...
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Ben said...

Is it weird that the first thing I thought when I heard Planed Parenthood/Substance abuse is great place to pick up chicks?

Keeping Tech Blog > Searching Google said...

Eh, I kind of like work trips - it lets me get out of the office for a while and blah blah.

Last one was to DC and that was pretty cool because I got to cut out a day or two early and then have the rest of the weekend to crap around. Sort of like a mini paid for vacation.

*RyRowe* said...

i think work trips definitely depend on the city. Cool city/metro areas are definitely more fun to explore and be a cheezy tourist. But in a podunk town with nothing to check out in your free time...kinda lame

...but im in Philadelphia now, ALOT better