5.24.2007

That's How We Roll?


Last weekend was spent in Chicago, courtesy of Sysco Food Services. That meant cocktails and dinner at Petterino's Saturday night, VIP passes to the Doobie Brothers concert at the House of Blues Sunday, and a room at the Sheraton Towers until Tuesday. As a result, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night were all marked by open-bars and we didn't make it back to Madison until Tuesday afternoon. The extended time spent with Leslie (and her family) basically turned us into a married couple, albeit one that still sleeps in separate beds. We even seemingly had children for a time when we (both 6'3") meet another friend of mine, Kate, and her boyfriend Tate (really), both of whom are 5'1" (literally). One of the great achievements of the trip, and ostensibly the whole reason for me going to Chicago, was the purchase of a suit. I learned two things from this experience:

1. I look really good in a suit. (I may have already known this)
2. I'm the same size as a mannequin.

Besides for the snide remark about how long I wanted my jacket to be from the hyper-fashioned salesman at Barney's with a disturbingly short tie, the whole suit-buying process was surprisingly easy. The dark charcoal Hugo Boss number with a subtle light blue pinstripe was just what I was looking for. Perfect for upstaging the brothers in June, and it fit like it was made for me right off the rack.

5 comments:

DarcyM said...

Why don't you sleep with leslie? She could actually be a proper dominant spoon since you two are the same height.

wb said...

I'm not really a spooner, dominant or otherwise.

tommy said...

not a spooner, huh? that's not how i remember things...

wb said...

I guess Rishi was under the impression that I liked spooning too. Too bad that didn't work out for him.

DarcyM said...

I have seen you spoon before. It happens. don't pretend it doesn't. You aren't great at it. Maybe with practice you could improve so you could spoon with leslie.