May 15, 2006

The Windy (And Rainy) City

Since the fall of 2004, I've made it to Chicago four separate times, including this week. Three times, it was for the same trade show, and a fourth time, we were forced to stay over one night, as our plane had been delayed leaving San Francisco, and we missed our connection to Baltimore...

But this week, the forecast is that it will be raining throughout the week we are there (through Thursday), and if memory serves, that would make it three out of four times I've visited the Windy City, only to encounter rain. In 2005, during our visit, an entrepreneurial salesman made good business out of selling umbrellas for $5 a pop, immediately in front of the revolving doors to our hotel. As we've already got enough umbrellas at home, I'm hoping we don't have to repeat that fate.

On the one trip we got away rain-free, we managed to stop at Wrigley Field to catch a Cubs game. With that "crossed off the list", we're not planning on heading back to the ivy-covered ballpark in this trip, and though we looked, and hoped in vain, the White Sox are actually out of town, so we won't get to see the less-historic US Cellular Field (seriously, that's almost as bad as McAfee Coliseum!)

Hopefully we do find something entertaining in this trip, and manage to get out of the hotel and off the show floor for a bit, but since that's not our main goal, work will come first.

Listening to ''Live at Amnesia From Ibiza'', by DJ Tiesto (Play Count: 2)