Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

I’m Your Pusher Man

Curtis Mayfield has some great songs. Glamorizing drugs is a part of music. No?

I’m not a musician, just married to one. So when I am getting people hooked on things, I have to get creative. I am not fond of drugs, so I have to be a bit more creative. So here’s what happened.

Thursday was such a long day. My normal work shift is 12 hours, but I had to stay late. When extra work needs to be done at work, I often find myself doing it. I work hard, just like the other supervisors. We get shit done, you know?

After getting shit done, I finally dragged my butt home. I ended up working a twenty hour shift. That is no fun, and I have no idea how medical professionals do it on the regular. After working hard, I wanted to play hard.

I took Friday off because I worked almost 24 hours. I spent most of the day sleeping, thinking of how I would have fun. Of course the fun had to be delayed because I was knocked the hell out. I love my sleep as it is, but after 20 hours of work, I slept the whole day away.

When I was finally awake and moving yesterday, I had to figure out what to do. What’s better than getting my best friend hooked on that new goodness? She’s just moved back to Chicago, and I’m showing her some of my favorite spots.

Where did we go? We went to Mindy’s Hot Chocolate. My friend was telling me that even though I have been singing this restaurant’s praises for months, she’d be the judge of the food. She loves chocolate, and has high chocolate standards.

We got a great appetizer, entrees, and desserts. It didn’t even take that long. I ordered a glass of Gewurtztraminer and she ordered a chocolate shake. Two swallows in, she was hooked.

She was stuffed after her entree, but still ate her entire dessert. You see, when I get people hooked, they go all in on the first try. She even bought another shake to go to get her mom hooked too.

So yeah, working hard as a supervisor, and working hard as a pusher man. Moving on to my next target. I hear an old friend has rediscovered her love of cheese. The work is never done.

5 responses

  1. silverneurotic

    If we ever make it to Chicago, I must go to Mindy’s Hot Chocolate. Sounds absolutely heavenly.

    April 1, 2013 at 18:01

    • It’s good enough to put on your bucket list, I swear!

      April 2, 2013 at 17:10

  2. My husband absolutely loves chocolate. I’m not sure when we’ll be in that area again. Maybe there’s one someplace else.

    April 5, 2013 at 16:22

    • Most big cities have a great chocolate bar, you just have to find it. I’ve been to one in several cities, and it’s always worth the trip. Whether it’s more restaurant, bar, or lounge, the menu and desserts never disappoint.

      April 5, 2013 at 17:04

      • I’ll have to check the ATL, I know they don’t have one here where I am. BORING!!! LOL

        April 5, 2013 at 17:25