Saturday, June 28, 2008

"I am an American, Chicago born – Chicago, that somber city – and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted; sometimes an innocent knock, sometimes a not so innocent. But a man's character is his fate, says Heraclitus, and in the end there isn't any way to disguise the nature of the knocks by acoustical work on the door or gloving the knuckles."

- first line of The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow.

So hopefully Chicago won't be too somber today... I mean, it is Gay Pride weekend. It is in this "Windy City"(it probably won't be so much windy as humid and sticky) that I'm starting this crazy two month trip across the country and back. My flight's at noon, but, of course, my grandma secured a car to the airport hours in advance so I won't be late. I'm really psyched but also a little nervous. Hopefully I'll be able to update somewhat frequently! I'll wish myself luck!


tvallo said...

oh my god, i am so jealous.. have such a great time. i will be reading your posts!

hledet said...

OK, so this is my first blog comment ever! Martini, this is tres oool. Guess you're in Chicago, literary home of "The Jungle"; guess you should think twice before ordering a burger!
I'm living vicariously through you, kiddo.

hledet said...

Darlin Martini,

I just looked at my first blog! I love it. This is tres fun. So I gather you're in chicago, "The Jungle" country. Don't eat the burgers! I'm traveling along vicariously through you.

Ric said...

Good luck Christina!

Ms. Martini said...

haha.. thanks guys! I went through the Stockyards on my gangster tour (so cheesy but I loved it) but I didn't get a picture!! Thanks for the comments, they're much appreciated =)