Hey Hi! I have so much I’ve been wanting to talk to you about so I’m using the internets at a Carribou Coffee shop a few blocks from our place since ours won’t be up for a while…and there is free air conditioner here…, and I didn’t want you to be like “Oh, so Chicago Jessica doesn’t care about social media or whatever, huh?!?!”
I miss you! I’m writing this and applying for jobs so I’m sorry if the post is super disjointed…yet how could you tell? Seriously, sometimes when I’m typing a post and I go back to read it and I can’t help but think the whole thing is just this giant stream of consciousness weirdness and I cross my fingers that you can follow. But that is how I talk so, it’s like we’re sitting and having coffee while you read my blog, right? Please excuse me, I just literally chugged an Iced Chai. Guys it is hot here.
So, the trip! We were slightly but not really delayed because Oscar decided to take one final stroll around the ‘hood to give the finger to mean kitties been fighting with him. Once we (well, Alex) found him, we were on our way. The drive up was pretty nice, once we both got used to the ginormity of the Penske truck. We listened to a lot of musics and podcasts (you need to listen to Mike and Tom Eat Snacks, which is Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanaugh (from the sitcom Ed, do you remember it?! Bowling Alley Lawyer!) eating snacks and talking fun stuff. I already thought Michael Ian Black was great, but Tom Cavanaugh is the goofiest dude. It’s awesome. Oh, and Judge John Hodgman (listen to THIS episode! I KNOW THESE PEOPLE!!!) and the Moth and a Skeptic podcast…but hey I DIGRESS!), stopped at the shadiest motel in Ohio (my fault, but we’re still alive! I think…), and made it to Chicago on Friday, and have been unpacking and exploring ever since! On Sunday I got to spend time with Leslie for her birthday, which was awesome, and today I went on an interview which went ok, but we’ll see…
I have tons of pictures and things to share with you, and I will! One day! Maybe not today since there are many, many more jobs to apply for, but know that I’m thinking of ya and I miss everyone in NC and Chicago is really, really neat but I am definitely a bit homesick.
Everything is really going well, though, and once we’re full of internets in our abode, I’m going to start doing something fun with this blog which will have me writing more, and differently. I found my “Writer’s Block” which I don’t remember if I bought or it was a gift, but it’s a great thing to assist in getting stories started and creating characters, or just tapping into things to get the creative juices flowing. I think I’m going to aim for doing one fictional blog post a week, and I DEFINITELY want your feedback. I might take one of the topics and just go off randomly on a non-fiction story. Regardless, I will let you know the topic, and fiction or non-fiction, before each post. What do you think?!? Meanwhile, I will continue to explore and discuss Chicago, and improv, once I get to that point…kinda need a job first.
Ok I lied, here’s an awesome picture of a bear attack in the giant model train at the Museum of Science and Industry!