Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's Not Right, But Its Ok

It's not right but it's ok

Earl Campbell’s and Mahatma Rice.....

As you may have read my partner and I recently moved from Dallas to Chicago for business reasons. We love Chi-Town however there are many things that take adjusting to... The feeling that every time you step out of you home you in a scene from sex in the city, The mild summer weather, The Cab’s The differences in one neighborhood to the next and then there is the Food!

To be completely honest I was almost of the verge of packing my bags and moving back to Texas over the grocery stores not carrying Earl Campbell’s hot links, not to mention Hot links Period!
There is an abundance of sweet Italian sausage, hot Italian sausage, brats and smoked sausage, but still no hot links!

We went to a BBQ restaurant a couple weeks ago that advertised a wonderful “hot link Sandwich”….It was a long weenie with BBQ sauce on it (gag).

I was traveling last week and was able to catch up with some friends in Phoenix. When I asked Julio is there anything you can’t find here that you’re used to in Dallas? He replied yes as a matter of fact he can’t find Mahatma Rice anywhere and is planning on bringing some back on his next visit to Dallas.

I find it funny that large metropolitan cities like Chicago and Phoenix don’t carry all the tried and true brands of food products that people like me want. Especially since these cities were built on people moving here from other states.

Maybe I need to lodge a protest against our local food chain! (Picture this) me carrying a white picket sign with a picture of a juicy hot link on it, Do you think that will garner any attention?

I should mention that Chi-Town has some of the best food I have ever had. There are specialties here that you just can’t get anywhere else however hot links is not one of them…

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Around the world in 6 days

After much prodding by me BFF (sportsnutindallas), this is my first official attempt at this blogging this so please be kind.

Late last night I got home from a business trip that took me from Chicago to Dallas, Houston then to Phoenix. I am exhausted and very happy to be home. I missed my husband more than I can say. I also missed sleeping in my bed fighting for control with the cat.

The trip began in Dallas which was my home until about 2 months ago. I left from Ohare on Sunday and as always my flight was delayed for 2 hours. I landed and my BFF picked me up We went to his home and visited with his hubby for awhile and then proceded to my favorite bar in Dallas "the tin room" there I cought up with bar buddies that had became close friend of my husbands and I. We hung out with our favortie bartender Tony, as always his drinks are potent and after a few I got a little tipsy. We called it a early night due to a long workday ahead. I spoent the next day interviewing candidates for a position I have in the Dallas area. It was hard with the slight hangover I had from the night before. After work my friend, his husband and I all went to dinner to a newish mexican restaurant named Tradiccion "great margaritas".
Next morning it was off to Houston I guess I have gotton used to the mild summer I have had in Chicago, because when I go onto the jetway I was instantly drenched in sweat. After visiting offices I settled into my hotel and got some rest. The next morning 4am to be exact I woke up went to bush international Off to Phoneix. There I was met by one of my managers and good friends Julio. He was transferred to AZ with our company about the same time as I was sent to Chicago. Ihavn't seen him in a few months. After visiting his offices he took me to my hotel to freshen up and later he picked me up to go out with him and his gang, Including my friend Edward, Ryan and Lee. We had a great time and too many shots! After waking up with a huge hange over it was time to go into the office and go over some items with Julio and his team. I ended up spending my evening in my hotel getting some much needed rest. I knew with all the rain than Chicago had gotton it was going to be a chore getting home the next day. Sure enough at 1:30 am I got a call from AA telling me that my early morning flight had been cancelled. I had to wait until 3:30 to get a flight out. Then it was delayed anouther hour. After all is said and done it's all good because I got home. When I got home after a short wait for a cab I was transported home to David and a wonderful home cooked meal. .....and my bed!