I've been working from home for the past few days for a couple of reasons (internet is dicey in the office, Don and Laney are in Iowa so I didn't want to leave the dog alone, traffic was all messed up because of some flooding, because I wanted to....), but today I was back in the office so I decided to go get some sushi for lunch.
When I emerged from the elevator the part-time doorman (i.e., the one who fills in when the normal guy is off) said, "Getting some lunch, Deb?" And I said "It's Meg." And he made that face you make when you get someone's name wrong. Then I told him that I thought he'd called me "Deb" last week because his name wasn't really Ray (as I'd been calling him) and he was getting me back. He told me his name was Ray and then made that face you make when someone says something weird and kind of paranoid to you.
When I went outside I realized that I am probably the only person in the Chicago city limits who is not wearing some kind of Blackhawks regalia which was a little distressing to me since, as I've mentioned before, I really hate it when everyone is doing something and I'm not.
(This is, of course, excluding the Real Housewives because no matter how many people I know who watch and love those show I just... ugh. I mean I have a hard enough time with amateur assholes because at least I can convince myself they may be accidental assholes -- hey! just wrote a new hit for Brad Paisley! -- but when they go pro and asshole behavior is how they make a living, it makes me want to stab myself in the eye with a fork.)
Chicago is Blackhawk crazy these days. And I'm jealous because I would like to be on board with that. It's so much fun! Reminds me of the 90's era Bulls fever only fewer flipped cabs. But I just can't watch hockey because I can never follow the puck and end up relying on rise and fall of the announcer's voice which gets kind of melodic after a while and then I get sleepy. Also, and I hope you will forgive me for this, but there is no accent more annoying than a Canadian accent. Other than that accent, though, Canada seems practically perfect. Sometimes Louis Gohmert gets re-elected or John Boehner says he won't bring immigration reform up to a vote because House Republicans need for the Mexico/America wall to include Mexican-detecting phasers set to kill and I think I would like to move to Canada, but that accent. Also, I think it's less forgivable up there to not be into hockey.
Anyway, I got some brown rice/mixed vegetable sushi (which is probably not *really* sushi since there's no fish in it) and some vegetable gyoza which was effing delicious.
And now I have to go back to work.
Hope you enjoyed your lunch!