Life It’s Snowing in Chicago…
posted by November 30 at 22:42 PMon
…really snowing, snowing hard. We’re going to get a foot here tonight. Could you imagine the paralysis that would follow a foot of snow falling in Seattle?
I was AWOL from Slog today because I was on my way to do a speaking gig in my home town. I’m staying at the Hilton on South Michigan Avenue, which is pretty deserted. I was having a drink in the huge lobby bar all by lonesome, but they shut it down so the bartenders could get home before the city was totally snowed in. So I took my drink—the bartender topped me off gratis—and found a nice, quiet spot in the hotel to read and drink: the grand ballroom, which I have all to myself right now.
According to the hotel, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had dinner in this very ballroom in 1959. For an old fashioned monarchist like me, that makes my drink all the sweeter.