Saturday, July 23, 2011

Man, the library is so quiet

Hi!

I'm sitting in the library today, usually I'll go to the Cultural Center in between tours to get the big work done, but it's so spotty, thought I'd come to that Post-modern, freak out of a building - The Harold Washington Library.

it's so quiet here you guys.

Maybe it's so quiet here because we've been babysitting John's niece and nephew, Lauren - age 6 and Turner - age 3.

They are great kids, truly. Hardly any instantaneous crying or temper tantrums (at least that we've seen) and they're happy and chatty, they get along pretty well with each other, Lauren is a great help in taking care of her brother. They're loving and interested and creative and excited to do just about anything.

But my. god.

I honestly don't know how people do it. I know, I know, it's different when it's your own kids, but still. I was exhausted by 11AM and nothing had really happened yet!

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I'm scared and excited by my rebellious concierge abandonment. Part of me feels really scared to let it go, part of me wants to give them one final send off so they don't think I'm scared or something and then I realize to Just Let It Go. I don't have anything to prove to anyone, so...everytime I get scared I'm cutting off my nose to spite my face, I realize I never really had the nose to begin with. See how much sense I make?

My slowest tour this season has been the Dealer's Choice Architectural Loop Tour. It's really my standard tour of the Loop, we all have one, but it's just not doing that well, not compared to my other tours.

Honestly? It was there for the concierges. I wanted something they could send everyday tourists to. Heh. They're not sending anyone and everyone else is looking for something different.

SO! I'm ditching that tour, the concierges are the only ones that have anything about it anyway, and starting a new tour that will be coming out in a few weeks.

The Disaster Tour.

YES!

So it'll be the Eastland, The Fire, The Iroquois Theater Fire, when the El went off the tracks, Dave Matthews pooping on the Architecture Foundation....

What do you think?

I love it. I love it I love it I love it. I checked, I can't find anyone else doing it and I can do it fairly quickly and I think it's going to be a crazy tour to give.

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I got this.

3 comments:

wafelenbak said...

I love the disaster tour idea!!

Melisa with one S said...

GENIUS. DO IT!

Hixx said...

YAY! thanks ladies! starting work on it now...wheee!