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May 21, 2010

Swank Staycation Love Nest

Have you guys ever heard of Lisa E? Yeah, me neither.

But apparently she’s a celebrity and has events that benefit charities that I volunteer for. Which means I get free tickets. Which means Love Interest E and I had a great excuse for a staycation last weekend.

Our night started at the Palmer House Hilton, which made me feel very high society and special. I looked down my nose at tourists. We met there and got gussied up to head to the The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Indiana. The gambling gods were smiling on us, so not only did we indulge in a hip gambling scene, a kickass DJ and some delicious appetizers, we also walked out over $1,100 dollars richer. We were rolling hot!

We took our money and ran. Back to the Palmer House, up into the garage, take our ticket and… Love Interest E’s car dies. Just up and dead. Right in the parking garage. E had to push his boat of a Buick up a 45 degree incline while I, having not touched a steering wheel in years, frantically yanked the wheel one way and the other and desperately tried to figure out which pedal was the break without E catching on; I had zero idea what I was doing.

With the hunk of metal formerly known as car parked, we ran into 6 Jersey boys in the elevator. Now if you’re not familiar with Chicago, let me tell you that the Loop is not the right neighborhood for 22-year-old, graphic T-wearing, diamond studded playboys to be hanging out.

Being the good Samaritans and veteran bar goers that we are, we spent 30 minutes helping these guys plan their night. “So you want the dancing and some rubbing, maybe some groping? That’s what you’re after?” I asked the smallest one. He turned bright red but nodded, so we sent them on their merry way with a list of bars to check out. The women of Chicago got a special treat that night.

Austin - Up and Comer, for sure.

It was time for E and I to hit the after party at Potter Lounge. I’ve never seen a more sparsely attended after party. We spotted some buddies from the craps table and joined the most incongruous group of randoms I’ve ever witnessed. Conversation topics wandered from the difficulty of planning celebrity events to who has how many baby mommas to sleeping with military men to one guy’s newly released CD (of which I stole a copy – the cover was printed on an inkjet, I couldn’t help myself).

So that got weird.

3am. It was time to enjoy our little love nest away from home. Now my mom reads this blog, so without getting too graphic let me just tell you, aint nothing better than “special couple times” in a room you don’t have to tidy up the next day.

In the morning we ordered room service with a reckless abandon that became very apparent when the bill came. Eggs benedict, egg white omelet, two extra spicy Bloody Marys – $72.50. Whoopsies. Good thing we’d struck gold at the craps table the night before.

Our staycation ended the way all staycations should: a good romp and a two hour wait for a tow truck. I’d do it all again.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. jenontheroad permalink
    May 21, 2010 8:47 am

    It sounds like it was an amazing weekend indeed! I’m so happy for you…for everything…but especially your “borrowing” a certain up-and-comer’s sure-to-be-a-smash-hit CD! 😉

    • May 21, 2010 9:12 am

      oh yes, he told us he wrote one of the songs after a girl broke his heart. so i’m sure its very fresh, original material.

  2. cyrae permalink
    May 21, 2010 12:51 pm

    I’m thinking your readers need to INSIST you write another blog that you don’t tell yo mama about – so they don’t miss out on all the details! ;D

    Or do you already? >:O

  3. beckymochaface permalink
    May 21, 2010 3:17 pm

    Sounds awesome!

  4. May 21, 2010 6:05 pm

    Husband will occasionally start to tidy up hotel rooms when we’re travelling.

    “Honey! They took our money so we could be in here. LEAVE THE TOWEL ON THE FLOOR! Also, put the soap in my purse. F*ck, take anything that’s not nailed down.”

    • May 21, 2010 6:20 pm

      oh totally. i took the shampoos and what not and thought real hard about the hair dryer. it should have been included with our breakfast.

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