Well, I'm missing the Bears game this afternoon, as they have me bartending down at the Shedd Aquarium. I'm not very happy about this on several levels, one ... it's very likely that a Shedd gig is "non tipping", so I won't make anything for my time, two ... if I recall correctly, this also involves a LOT of schlepping in the set-up and break-down areas, again for not much more than minimum wage, three ... it's a good hour each way, and if we're not out of there by like 12:30 we've missed the last bus and either have to walk a mile (on achey legs) or try to call a cab to come out there, and four ... well, I'm missing the Bears game! Needless to say, I'd rather be over at the hotel (with the game on!), but for some reason they didn't call me in either of the past couple of weekends. I'm hoping this is because their regular guy got back from vacation (and a few sick days) and is trying to make up some hours, and not that they've decided that they don't like me.
I expect I'll be back on late, and being tired and sore and cranky. Ah, but you all like me when I'm cranky, dontcha?