Well I had a great time in D.C., partly because it was more than 20 degrees warmer there, and also because I got to meet up with one of my pals (and one of the best bloggers out there), Miss Kati.
I had a 3:43 flight on Tuesday, but Chicago was having major winter weather - heavy snow - and we actually didn't take off until closer to 6:30pm. Ever been on a plane that had to be de-iced. Just a normal day in the midwest, but it was only my 2nd time flying on a de-iced plane, and it wasn't until we leveled off that I could breathe easy again. (Thank You God and United Airlines!) By the time I got to my very nice hotel, close to 10pm, I was exhausted, especially since I'd been up since 5am EST. And despite being such a nice hotel, there was no room service. I was too tired to sit at a table and wait for dinner, but I was starving, so I went to the 24-hour market and got a hot pocket, chips, and an iced tea. Barely finished it before I crashed. Thank God I didn't have to be in the office until 9am the next morning.
Not my picture, but it's what I saw - just imagine heavy snow coming down and well, you get the idea...
Met up with Kati for dinner after work. She was nice enough to come pick me up since I didn't have a car, and we headed out to the nearby mall. What did we decide on? The Cheesecake Factory of course. One of my all-time favorites. I ordered my usual (chicken Madeira), and yes, cheesecake was involved. The nice thing is, I took away left-overs, and since I had a fridge and a microwave, I was set. Man, my company got off easy with me - one dinner lasting 2 meals. And the conversation was mostly all about the books. I guess we were sitting near the waiter station and a lot of them got quite an earful - what with talking about m/m/f books and similarly titillating topics. Hopefully the guys learned a thing or two ;) It was just so much fun having someone to talk romance books with. And srsly, the longer I know Kati, the more I like her. I had a great time talking with her, and the evening just flew by. Plus she's one of my favorites when it comes to book recs too. 95% of the time, I totally have to agree with her opinions. I love that.
As for the rest of my stay, well, normally I don't watch a lot of t.v., but something happens to me when I'm in a hotel - I'm glued to the tube. I'm also an incessant channel flipper. I caught "P.S. I Love You", which I'd seen in theatres, but wasn't going to miss an opportunity to see Gerard or catch a glimpse of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's bare butt. I forgot how much I liked him in the movie too, even with his clothes on.
I did bring some books with me, but the only one I managed to read was Linnea Sinclair's "Games of Command", recommended during "Virgin Hero Week" at RNTV by another of my favorite people, Katiebabs. It's a good book, though not as much sexin' going on as I'd hoped. Ms. Sinclair is a bit skimpy with the love scenes, but I did like Branden and Tasha (Lady Sass) a whole lot.
Got home Friday night, and had a pleasant evening digging my car out of the snow, then got home and had to shovel the driveway. Always a fun time, especially when it's heavy, wet snow and the snowplows have already been through, piling about a foot of snow right in front of said driveway. If nothing else, this winter is going to build up my muscles...or kill me. Yesterday I slept. Today it was -5 degrees, and I stayed indoors all day. I have food, caffeine, chocolate, the internet - why leave?
Anywayz, stay safe out there everyone, and enjoy the holidays :)