We're off to Chicago in the coming days where my old college will name me Alumna of the Year for 2010. More than that wonderful honor is a chance to reunite with fellow alumni and the professors and staff who made my college time so integral in me becoming the person I am now. I'll see some old friends from the area too and eat true Chicago style pizza, so much different from the chain pizzas that dominate in my area. And, to top it off, Elias and I will do several parts of the journey solo, so it will be a nice test of his abilities and my nerves that always get rattled when it comes to logistical matters. I will come back to the last stretch leading to the book's publication, so hold on tight, Ms. Me, it is about to get very interesting around here!