Naturally, as you all know, my mom is super supportive of just about everything I do. Like my going home this weekend–she was 100% behind that decision and couldn’t be happier.
A few weeks ago I put my name in for the Chicago Marathon lottery because I figured what the hell, it could be one of those “I’ll let God decide” moments. Well, apparently God and my mother are not on the same page because I actually ended up getting in and I imagine my parents’ house is now much like Maleficent’s forbidden mountain with my mother raging about this new development in my fall calendar and my father is one of those goons who works for her trying to figure out why it’s such a big deal that her almost 30 year old daughter wants to go to Chicago for a marathon and the word “baby” being thrown around a LOT. Here’s how breaking the exciting news went:
Me: “Mom! I got into the Chicago marathon in the fall!”
Mom: “What? What are you talking about?”
Me: “I put my name in for the lottery, and I got in so I can run Chicago in the fall. It’s October 12!”
Mom: “What the hell are you going to Shitcago for?” (This is what my mom calls Chicago.)
“I’ve never been, I’d like to go, it’ll be fun.”
Mom: “Do you want to get shot? Do you even have someone to go with you? Because I am telling you right now there’s no way in hell I’m going to Shitcago.”
“Um. Okay. I’m still excited and I’m still going, you don’t have to come with me.”
Mom: “Listen, Nicole, I don’t want to talk about this right now. The Five just went on and I’m not talking about this, you want to make stupid choices, you make stupid choices.”
She will now continue to pretend like I’m not going and any time I bring it up will just change the subject for the next, oh, 6 months.
I’m not saying it’ll all be easy breezy, especially since I’m still doing NYC the first Sunday in November, but since I’ve never been and it’ll be a totally new experience, I don’t want to turn it down.
Who else is doing Chicago? I have never been there so please tell me all about it! What do people do there? Is it really that windy? Where’s a good place to stay? I know nothing about this place, they don’t even have a real housewives franchise, do they?