2013 cubs conventionWell, it feels like the early afternoon to me, given that I was up before 4am this morning. If I don’t catch a nap at some point today, I’m going to be hurting later tonight …

I have arrived in Chicago without incident, although it was mighty cold walking from the L to the hotel. Mostly, it’s my fault, because I insist on wearing my very light Cubs jacket. Still, it’s great to be back in Chicago for the first time in almost half a year.

I’ve already got a compliment for the new Cubs Convention venue: they let me check in at 8am. It’s like getting an entire extra day at the hotel, which is fantastic, because … confession … I am all about taking showers at hotels. It’s not a weird thing – it’s just that the water pressure at my house is miserably poor, so when I have the opportunity to lounge in a quality shower, I take it. By arriving early, I’ve just banked myself at least one additional shower (added to the four or five I was already planning to take before I depart on Sunday). That’s a +1, Sheraton.

I haven’t had a chance to walk around the hotel much yet, as I scurried out to get breakfast and do some writing. It doesn’t look quite as decked out in get-you-excited Cubs stuff as the Hilton was, but that could very much be the product of my having only seen the lobby and my room.

Registration for the Convention starts in about an hour, so that’s when I’ll really start roaming the place.

After a nap and a shower, perhaps.

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