Updating LiveJournal is kind of a hit-and-miss proposition when you’re on the road…
When last I updated, I was writing from a Panera in Glen Ellyn, IL, last Friday, about to pick up my lovely and talented husband. I was able to pick him up from O’Hare without any problem, and we met up with Linnaeus soon afterwards. Some nice relaxing was done, then we sought out dinner. Unfortunately, we found that the Glen Ellyn Sports Bar (nee Glen Ellyn Brewery) was closed, so we opted for large hunks of dead cow at Outback. Afterwards, we parted ways and Takaza and I headed down to Z’ha’dum (aka feren‘s lovely home). His guest accommodations are quite nice and after some nice chatting, we crashed for the evening.
Saturday found us meeting Dan’s mom for lunch at The Curragh in Schaumburg (mmmm, fish and chips!). Feren’s exam wrapped up early so he joined us for a bit of socializing there. Afterwards, it was back to Z’ha’dum for the Gathering of the, uh, Group. Or something. It was great fun to hang out with Roho, Genet, Mirkowuff, Linnaeus, and Datahawk, and all but the latter two wound up back at Z’ha’dum for the evening (and neuracnu stumbled in very late in the evening as well).
Sunday: A brunch featuring great company, good food and bad service at a restaurant near the Hyatt Woodfield. A quick trip by Ikea to meet Linnaeus’ mom, who is there doing a demonstration with Canine Companions for Independence, then over to the hotel for the MFF meeting. All goes well, though the after-meeting chitchat runs long. Portillo’s afterwards so takaza can get his Italian beef fix, then an early bedtime.
Monday we were up at 4 AM. Ugh. I took Takaza to O’Hare, where I learned that there are entirely too damn many people on the road in Chicago at 5:15 AM. Dropped Dan off with minimal problems, then came back and crashed for a short nap. Once I got mobile again, I was surprised by a phone call that turned into a quick phone interview for Honeywell Performance Fibers, at their location in Moncure, NC (15 minutes from Apex). Additionally, I spoke with a recruiter who had an interesting proposition: he wanted to shop my resume with NuFarm, a company that is looking for someone to help manage their worldwide toll manufacturing operations. I’m a bit skeptical about whether I have the credentials for this kind of position, but it sounds like one that would be exciting and well worth pursuing. I’ll be interested to hear back and see how that goes. Monday evening was spent in the company of partran. We wandered around downtown Elmhurst, had dinner at a tasty “pan-Asian” place, and shared some nice conversation.
Today hasn’t been particularly productive. I stopped by Meijer earlier and picked up a couple of things, including a pair of pants and a shirt that are somewhat presentable. I have a meeting with an employment agency in Vernon Hills at 3 PM to discuss short-term employment possibilities in the Chicago area. After that, I’ll be picking up Datahawk from work and we’ll hang around a bit, then meet Linnaeus for dinner at Froggy’s. I’m looking forward to it, since I haven’t had a decent French meal in ages.
Well, gotta check my laundry, then head on out!