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Thursday, December 20, 2007

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Miss Dashwood in Wensleydale Longhair Wool


why I adore the CTA

Any given weekend before Christmas can be chock full of shopping, parties, recitals, services, homecomings, travel…

If you live in the area known as the Great Lakes Region, it can also be FULL of exciting unpredictable Weather…

Imagine getting ready to go to your company xmas party. You’ve picked the outfit; you’ve even made a feisty little femmie wrapper to decorate yourself FESTIVe in the holiday spirit of it all.

Around 4 pm, Mother Nature starts hemming and hawing and pelting the Region with everything liquid and cold, solid in ice.

WHY get up off the couch and put on the eye liner?

WHY sacrifice the open-toed opera pumps to the inches and inches of sleet snow and ice that is piling up outside on the trees and streets?

Because it’s CHRISTMAS and you’re a girl!

You want to wear the Dress :)

You want to TWIRL!!!

Even when you find no taxi within 30 miles is going to come take your powdered, coiffed, sprayed (and booted) self to the party site, you are not deterred!

You go to the corner and catch the damn bus. The incredible, the magnificent # 66.

Your Chariot!


Your fellow crews clean up real good and that Band! Isn’t it
the Blues Bros. that plays at the Bull’s games?

Coconut Cake? and about a thousand other desserts!

It’s all a swirla twirl, especially when your name is called and you put your hand in the Grab Bag and come up and out with an iPod Shuffle. In green…

You scream and curtsy and yes, I think you TWIRLED!

Even when it was time to go and you were out on the street with hundreds of other Theater District partiers trying to corral a cab in six inches of snow, did you stop twirling? Never!

You merely ran down into the Blue Line Subway something you’d never do that late at night but it was full of happy people just waiting for a train because it was Christmas.

And when you came up on Chicago Ave out of the tube, there was the Chariot again. Right where you left it and you hopped on board the #66 and it twirled you home…

14 responses to “Thursday, December 20, 2007”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Public transportation is indeed a chariot on nights like that! Here we have none, so it’s the land of 4 wheel drive pick ups taking you through the snow. Always fun to climb out of the truck dressed to the nines! I’m so glad it was such fun!

  2. Patty says:

    Woooooooo Holiday Hooooooooooo!

  3. meg says:

    How cool! Somebody loves you – green shuffling, wow! :o) Our wee party is byo all the way . . . good thing we’re all gourmet cooks :)
    The Dress is hiding behind the horned man . . bummer. Gorgeous wrap, though!

  4. lisa says:

    Wow, you lucky duck.

    Merry Christmas Bonnie Marie. Hope Santa is good to you.

  5. liz says:

    You have better luck with the CTA than I do, I have waited for 45 minutes in cold snowy weather for my “chariot.” And your company party looks/sounds awesome!

  6. Michelle says:

    Yay for going on your fab chariot! Your party looked great, and I know you did too. Merry Christmas!!

  7. Marlena says:

    Sounds like a great night! It made me smile just reading about it.

    Tonight is my work Christmas party, and it’s snowing heavily. I was feeling blah about it, but now I am energized! Thanks to you!

  8. Faith says:

    Sounds like a wonderful night, thanks for sharing!

  9. Leslie says:

    Don’t you just love Public Transport? When it’s reliable, it’s the best, when it’s not, what a drag. Thank goodness your chariot was reliable on your party night. Hey you looked fab too!

    Merry merry and happy happy to you and yours!

  10. rachel says:

    You Party Princess! Thanks for the giggle.

  11. elise says:

    Sounds like you had some serious FUN! At least the snow made it feel like christmas time…

  12. Alex says:

    Way to go! keep on twirling!

  13. issy says:

    I LOVE the shrug! The colour is outstanding.
    Party on!!

  14. Gaile says:

    How did I miss this post earlier? The shrug is beautiful, and I loved your description of the entire evening (including public transportation)! Lucky you – an ipod in green! Happy Day!

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