Last weekend, my cousin Dustin flew in from New Jersy for a book signing at the Printer's Row Book Fair, here in Chicago. Woo, it was hot but the Fair was fun and crowded. Dustin's book, Lessons From a Recovering Worker Bee is a must read. It's written in a flowing easy style and is beneficial whether or not you are in the corporate world. It's about balance in your work life and your personal life. It's about choices and giving power to the worker and has valuable lessons regardless of where you are in your career. Dustin is experienced in the world of global finance from her experience at the Chicago Board of Trade, to Silicon Valley, to banks in Germany and Denmark.
After her signing, we met at Edwardo's for pizza. Our group grew from 5 people to 11. The server was a fast talker. (Jerry Seinfeld reference.) OMG! The woman talked so fast and then zip, she disappeared. It was like we would be in mid sentence, she'd blurrrr out something and she was gone. Of course, she got our order wrong and of course our growing number only made her talk faster. It was funny and chaotic and hot! Anyway it was wonderful seeing my cousins and meeting Dustin's friend Lilly in her cool cowboy hat. She is the best, I hope I get to see her again. My cousin Lavern (Dustin's mom)is beginning to look amazingly like my mom. It's spooky. We all had cameras so it was a photo taking zoo at the table in the foyer and on the street. Here's some of my pictures and Dustin's. We headed back to my house and the Hyde Park Art Fair. We never went to the fair, it rained. But that was the one of the best days, full of hot hugs, posing, and catching up. Ahhh summer in Chicago.
My nephew Nolen and his family.