vendredi 24 octobre 2008

Hard to beat

So, it's the weekend. I have a Suntory and coke in my hand and from where I'm sat, the world looks pretty good.

Before I head out for a bit of what Paris has to offer, I thought I'd just say this. The Singer series was a funny story to tell - funny in a strange way, most definitely not ha ha. But it was a big bit of my life and I'm pleased it's over. Getting it down in black and white here was a good thing to do. Thanks for bearing with me and thanks for not telling me that the blog had turned miserable. And thanks for the lovely words as the story progressed.

So, back to 2008 and I'm in a great mood. I love the promise that Friday evening brings - a weekend ahead with friends to see, drinks to drink and restaurants begging for patronage! Does it get any better?

And my big job for the weekend? Sort out my wardrobe for my trip. Next Saturday - the 1st - I'm taking the big bird over to Chicago for a week of, well a week of Chicago. Tips anyone?

And the great news is that Monday's trip to Brussels has been cancelled. I can take it easy without thinking I have to get up early Monday morning and drive to Belgium. A big relief. Although I do have to go to the UK this week, but that's a fly in and out kind of trip. Easy.

The rest of the week looks pretty good too - I have the ballet on Tuesday (Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands, which I saw at Sadlers Wells, but is truly amazing) and then Aimee Mann at La Cigale on Friday. Too exciting.

It's going to be a great week, but let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

Folks, there's a weekend out there, just waiting to be enjoyed.

Let's do it.

22 commentaires:

Breezy a dit…

You little go getter jet setter you. Have the best time

softinthehead a dit…

I'll think of you in gay Paris as I am traveling over the on the red-eye. Have a good night. :)

Daryl a dit…

ah Chicago, I wish it was closer to NYC .. the weather is weird.. next week in Chicago its high 40s, low 50s during the day and in the mid 30s at night ..

:-Daryl

Daisy a dit…

Ah you make a weekend in Paris sound so wonderful. You're right of course it is - and Aimee Mann will be amazing, lucky you!!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) a dit…

Happy weekend!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Breezy, thanks...

Softy, have a safe trip - enjoy the movies!

Daryl, If only it was a bit closer to nyc - damn!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Daisy - Aimee Mann should be great - there are still tickets, get yourself one and come with me!?!

Hi Rob - you have a great weekend too Sir.

Valleys Mam a dit…

Ok Mr Cool Don't you get a bit fed up of traveling though?
I went to the ballet last night, funnily enough the Birmingham Royal Ballet , Beauty and the Beast , it was glorious We went for something to eat then in the Bay and just couldnt decide what we wanted. End up in the gourmet burger restaurant.Would you believe it the ballet company came in and my goodness did they eat. Totally dispelled the myth of their diets

travelling, but not in love a dit…

vm - I do and I don't - if that answers your question...

i'm committed to making next year's travel diary as light as possible...but i've already been invited to visit friends in LA and Sydney...lord help me.

amy a dit…

If I weren't going to the UK I'd be up to Paris like a shot for Aimee Mann!

Meanwhile, in Chicago, for heavy metal burgers (they are incredible and named after bands) go to Kuma:
http://www.kumas-corner.com/food.html

And everyone's favorite Logan Square hipster brunch spot Lula: http://www.lulacafe.com/

Remember the record store in High Fidelity? the clerks are even cuter indie boys here:http://www.reckless.com/

have a wonderful trip.

Daisy a dit…

OMG I'm so off to look for tickets to Aimee. Don't worry obv I won't cramp your style!!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Amy, I KNEW you'd come up with the goods. Cheers, me dear.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Daisy, I'll be coming straight to the gig from CDG, so trust me, there'll be no style to cramp!

let me know if you get tix...

Louise a dit…

Are you sure you want to be "in love?" What's not to love about your life right now? Maybe I'm wrong, but usually when you start adding permanent fixtures to the mix, the logistics just do not allow all the fun and games.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Louise, you're right.

These last couple of weeks I've been so enjoying my single life that Mr Right would have to be Mr Perfection-on-a-plate in order for em to give it up...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - elle est belle, ma vie.

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

*some frustrated muttering followed by a continued installation of the second new computer in 2 days* Urgh.

Have fun in Chicago!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Marjolein, sounds like you're having issues with the technology? That's my worst nightmare...

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

Yup, having vista compatibility problems with just about everything. :( But at least I can read your blog again!

12ontheinside a dit…

Tips on your trip? I recommend you ignore what the experts say, and get as many free drinks as you can on the way. After all, you paid for them in your ticket already. (Um... can you tell I have never been to that city? Yes, that is why my tips are useless. But well intentioned.)

Swearing Mother a dit…

It's now Sunday night, the weekend's a done deal.....not looking forward to work in the morning but, hey, only six more sleeps until it's the weekend again. Yay!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Marjolein, sounds dreadful. porr you.

12oti, good tips nonetheless. I always aim to drink myself silly on planes, but then the sensible me takes over.

And who wants to be in the immigration line at O'Hare pissed? Not me....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Sweary - six more sleeps indeed. Marvellous.

But actually now it's only 4 (friday being a weekend night and all)....

That calls for a double yay!