Thursday, July 03, 2008

Overheard in Chicago.

On the way to the airport:
Me- "You are sending me to the airport without a dime? I have three children!"
Husband- "There's an ATM there."
Jay- "Mama, I have a dime. I have two dimes. I will give you a dime."

Patiently waiting for the plane with three children:
Business Man- "I don't envy you at all."
Me- ".........................."

Sitting on the plane with three children patiently waiting for take-off:
Another Business Man- "You sure have your hands full."
Me- "Better full, then empty."

Calling my best friend to cancel hot Friday night plans in the city, after traveling with three kids:
Me- "Dude, I am just way too tired, I can barely see straight. Actually, I can't see."
Her- A very disappointed, "Ohhhh, okay."
Me- "How about tomorrow?"
Her- "Cool."

Responding to new gossip via best friend, on the very next day, sitting at a posh lounge in hot Loubutins:
Me- ".................."
Her- "I know."

Waking up the next day, after tending to three children up at random points throughout the night not accustomed to the new sleeping arrangements:
My mom- "Do they typically wake up at 5:30am?"
Tired Me- "Well, it is 6:30 in Cleveland. And lunchtime in Europe."

Calling my husband, whom is alone in Cleveland, after two restless nights:
Me- "How you doing? Are you rested?"
Him- "I am so tired. The mulch arrived and I have been weeding and spreading like crazy."
Me- "Shut up."

Responding to an email titled, "I know you might not be checking emails, but...":
Me- "Yes. I would love a drink"
Her- "Great! When?"
Me- "How about tomorrow night? You name the place and time. I will be there."

Walking into a bar, meeting a fellow blogger for the first time:
Me- "Oh man, I read the sign on the door. This is a CASH ONLY bar?"
Her- "I have cash."
Me- "This is so silly. I always have cash. Just not today after a long day with the kiddos running around Chicago."
Her- "I have cash. I'll buy this round and you can buy the next, across the street."
Me- "Okay."

Walking into the NEXT bar, with the same fellow blogger, turned great friend:
Me- "Oh man, look at the sign...."
Me- "CASH ONLY again? What are the odds of this happening?"
Her- "Do you want to stay? I'll buy. I want to continue the conversation."
Me- "Yes, me too. Let's stay and see what happens... you couldn't make this stuff up for a blog.

In the middle of a GREAT CONVERSATION with the same fellow blogger, turned great friend, and realizing that she is also a perfectly toned marathon runner:
Her- "This is off the record. You can't blog about this."
Me- "Promise!"
Us- **giggling** In the middle of trying to write this post, at my parent's house:
My mom- "GET OFF the computer."
Me- "................" Shaking my fist.

We are having a great time in Chicago and enjoying every one's company. The husband arrives tonight. My parents are throwing an enormous party tomorrow on the beach. We have four more days left in one of the best cities in the world. HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!

51classy comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are having a brill time OHMommy!!

I can't wait to explore Chicago myself in October! =)

Ashley said...

Sounds fun...except being threatened off the computer! Geez...parents can be so


Tracey said...

Glad you're enjoying your time here. Maybe next time we can arrange ahead of time to get together? Would have loved to hang with you!

Shannon said...

How fun!!! I'm glad you guys got to meet and have a groovy time . . .

I get the "you really have your hands full" comment ALL THE TIME. So freaking original people, it's time you come up with something better than that when you see moms out with three kids . . . alone :-)

Shannon said...

How fun!!! I'm glad you guys got to meet and have a groovy time . . .

I get the "you really have your hands full" comment ALL THE TIME. So freaking original people, it's time you come up with something better than that when you see moms out with three kids . . . alone :-)

Anonymous said...

Omgoodness that looks like so much fun! (and a lot of work with 3 kids!) How cool that you met up with a fellow blogger? Way cool.

Hope you have a happy 4th!

Rhea said...

It's amazing how easy those little comments from parents can get to you so easily. (like about the kids waking up soo early or getting off the computer)

Very cool you met a blogger. I haven't done it yet but plans are in the makings to meet someone. :o)

Mr Lady said...

I am so jealous, it quite literally burns.

Eve Grey said...

That's so fun to meet your fellow bloggers. Happy 4th!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you did not kick business man.. grrrr.

Glad to hear your having a good time.. **note to self..make sure to get money for SF. :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

The two of you are DARLING!!!

Happy 4th!

LceeL said...

So glad you're having a good time - and so glad the weather is so good.

Happy 4th.

maggie said...

Thankfully they have a Cubs banner by all of the "Cash Only" signs - almost makes it forgivable.

Reading along with your trip to my Sweet Home Chicago has been a blast. Keep having fun, and keep telling us about it, too. :)

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

Happy 4th!


whodatdare said...

Hope you enjoy the fireworks tonight, the 3rd, and get to the Taste of Chicago

Immoral Matriarch said...

Happy Fourth! Have you been to Ditkas? Is it good?

Happy Days said...

Sounds like great fun!

Nap Warden said...

Me: "You can just buy me a round at Blogher"

Doh...I'm not going to Blogher! Ah well, it will have to be a raincheck;)

the MomBabe said...

Yay! I'm glad you're having fun.

Wendi said...

Cute post!
I love the convo with Mr. OHMommy.
I can relate.
Happy Fourth!!!

Jill said...

Flying with kids by yourself... yeah, I completely feel your pain! I did it from Israel to California - my youngest (who was 2 at the time) defied the laws of sleep and stayed awake for almost 24 hours... By the time we arrived I thought I was going to strangle someone.

Loved the photo of you ladies in Chicago! What fun to get together and gab...

Jeni said...

Darned mothers and their rules anyway, huh? Hope the rest of your vacation goes as nicely as it has thus far. And, Happy Fourth of July -Independence Day - to you too!

carrie said...

At least by the time the 2nd businessman rolled around, you had a snappy comeback. I love it!

Have a great time, it sounds like you are off to a good start! Also, you guys are smokin'!

Happy 4th!

Kelley said...

So jealous. When are you coming to my town? My bars take your card ;)

Tam said...

Cash only bars....Never been in one of those. Savannah Bars take whatever you got in your Wallet. LOL lol

Have tons of FUN!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I have a response for you to use on the "hands full" comments...."if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart!"
I'm glad you're having a good time!

ShannanB said...

Wow. You might be my new hero for traveling by yourself with three children.

Glad it all worked out and you got to have a little "me" time.

Marmarbug said...

That is so awesome you got tomeet Nap Warden!!! I need to meet a bloggy friend!
And what on earth was up with CASH only bars? Do they not know this is the era of debit cards?

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Sounds like a good trip. Tell your Mama that YOU NEEEED TO SLEEP IN THE NEXT TWO MORNINGS! :-)

We to shall meet. It is in the stars. I'll bring cash too! ;-)

Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday! Be safe!

Mandy said...

That sounds like a lot of fun!!!

I never carry cash, myself. I am really bad about just swiping the check card everywhere and forgetting that I CAN use the ATM. :)

Have a great 4th of July!!!

Allison Says said...

Oh! That sounds like a great time! Good answer to "you have your hands full" too. I don't know why people say stuff like that to Mom's.

Everytime I find myself in a cash only place I am shocked. I never have cash. I live on my debit card. And so few places these days DON'T take debit cards!

That is so nice that you got to meet a fellow blogger! One day you should make the trek over to Pittsburgh and meet up with us lovely Pittsburgh mommy bloggers :)

Don Mills Diva said...

I can't believe you stole my "I don't seem to have any cash trick" - I was planning on using it on YOU at BlogHer!


Sort of.

Beyond A Mommy said...

Dude, you need to come to Canada so we can meet!

April said...

Cash only bars suck! But meeting up with awesome blogger friends - priceless. (At least, if you're the one w/o cash ;)

Dad Speed said...

I think weird things happen to us bloggers more than others for a reason.

Otherwise... what would we blog about?

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

You are down the street from me - I should have emailed also!

Tara R. said...

Glad you are enjoying your trip! I guess parents never change. :D

Hope you and yours have a great Fourth celebration!

zdoodlebub said...

Isn't it lovely when perfect strangers tell you that your life looks just horrific to them?

I think I have almost the exact same white shirt!

Karen said...

How fun that you're meeting bloggy friends and having a wonderful time.

My favorite? Having full hands is better than empty.

Smug business-like people annoy me. Do they not have children of their own?

The Diva's Thoughts said...

She IS a great friend. Glad you are having a great time.

Karen MEG said...

What a great time, OM!!!! I love Chicago... the only time I visited was on my 10th anniversary with just the hubs. That was almost 5 years ago .... sheesh!

What you said to your husband after he said he was "tired" ... LMAO!

Very cool to meet another blogger in another town!

I love that your parents are so pushy ... you'll always be their little girl, after all LOL!

Flea said...

Your mom actually told you to get off the computer? That's HILARIOUS! Enjoy your time, OHmommy!

THopgood said...

I just love Chicago but have only had the opportunity to spend a couple days at a time there. I would LOVE to take a whole week.

I'll be there in October for the marathon...can't wait!

Cecily R said...

Geez. Business Man #1 is an IDIOT. Business Man #2 got the best come back ever from you!! Awesome!!

TONYA said...

I am going to have to remember the line 'better full, than empty'. You have no idea how many times I hear that.

I'm travelling overseas with 3 kids on my own soon. Can you imagine the comments I'm going to get, especially seeing as 2 are under the age of 2. Oh yeh, good times.

Sounds like you are having a fab time though. So glad to see you are blogging. My parents like to yell at me for being on the computer when I'm visiting them too. What is it with parents and computer time ... I say as I've just banned my sons computer indefinitely until his room is clean, ugh. I'm my mother.

Elaine A. said...

How much fun! You two look like you've been friends for years!

just jamie said...

I have a "real-life" friend who lives in a Chicago suburb. She's a lurker on your blog (you're her fave!). I'm calling her out on this one (hi Courtney!). When she realized you were going to Chi-town, she wanted to see you. Of course you would have loved her ... um, what was my point? Oh yeah, welcome back. Glad you're catching up with family. And P.S. You have many fans out here. :)

The 5 Bickies said...

Have Fun!

Beth said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. It's so nice that you can spend a really good portion of time with your family. Love Chicago too~

Kimber said...

Isn't it great to meet fellow bloggers turned great friends? I have that same shirt you are wearing;)


SF said...

So funny! My mom is always kicking me off of her computer, too.

Time for a new MacBook!


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