We made it. It was a longer drive than usual. Chicago sucked as always. Though we were not suspended over Thornton Quarry for as long as last time. That pic doesn't even come close to doing justice to that gigantic hole. It's huge. But deceptively so. You look out across and down and it looks big, but then you see a tiny little semi truck or buldozer and you realise that it's a lot farther away than you first thought and that the hole is way bigger than it looks.
We're composing a song called "Why I hate Chicago." I'm hoping maybe the Getaway Drivers can perform it. ;-) If they sing it in Chicago, they can change it to "Why I Love Chicago" so no one kills them, but they can leave all the reasons the same so it will be obviously sarcastic. If you hate Chicago, tell me why, and I'll try to incorporate that into our song. Gary, Indidana (which is basically just more of Chicago) also sucks. So far our song for Gary goes like this: (to the tune of the Music Man song)
Gary, Indiana; Gary, Indiana; Gary, Indiana. . .SUCKS!
Obviously Gary, Indiana sucked our wills both to live AND to compose.
And I hate semi-trucks. Have I mentioned that before? Cuz I do. What I hate most is how one will be going behind another in the right (slow) lane and feel the need to pull over immediately in front of us to pass the first one but will never bleeding accelerate to do so. No, he will just coast along on his stinking cruise control so that it takes him about 5 hours to pass the other stinking truck and then slowly drift back into the right lane. We fantasize a lot about having The Big Gun from the USS Enterprise (final episode) to blow all those stinking things off the road. Sigh.
But now we're in WI and all is well. Smell this dairy air, baby. (say it out loud) Today brought lunch at Wah Kee Noodles, a trip to the zoo and a jaunt to one of the used bookstores. Also the secret store. Oh yeah. I like Madison. :-) I got a copy of Les Miz (the book) today, as well as Dark Lover, as recommended by Jenna. (Afterthoughts over there ---->) And I got my own copy of The Secret Life of Bees so I finally get to read it. We hit Maurie's (chocolate store) and Orange Tree too. 'Twas a fun day. I have a new story cooking in my brain and have more to add to my lost work. No end of things to keep me busy!!