I leave thins morning for Chicago. We have a prospective client out there, and I will do a sales presentation tomorrow afternoon.
Traveling can be a ear, but presentations and public speaking are actually my favorite parts of the job. In high school I was in theater and acted in over 10 plays my junior year, and I played in an state-wide production of Rome and Juliet my senior year that we took to international competition in Muncie, IN. I was the Chorus and County Paris in R&J, and I am pretty sure that had I not broken my leg after the second callback, I would have been cast as Romeo.
I was on stage rehearsing for a production of Scrooge when my foot got caught on the orchestra pit cover and I fell and broke my leg. Yes, sweet irony. They always say "break a leg" because "good luck" is bad luck. You are not supposed to break your leg, but I am an over-achiever. I completely dislocated my knee, kneecap popping all the way over to the side of my leg and chipping my femur and tibia before slamming back into place. I can sum it up in one word: ouch.
I had to have surgery and several months of physical therapy. No sword fighting, no climbing towers. I was bummed. If your gonna wear tights in a play, you should at least get to kiss someone or kill someone. I just got to dance.
Well, I need to get ready for my trip. Going to Chicago is kind of fun when your name is Richard Daley. I get double-takes at the airport and hotel every time.
I'm not related to the Chicago Daley family, but it's a blast to play it up when I'm there.
I'll be back on Friday.