This is Bossy’s Chicago Husband to the second power, and he is sitting in a Panera franchise. Bossy doesn’t actually know her new Chicago husband’s name, but she is going to call him Eddie.
When people ask Eddie why he fell in love with Bossy, he’ll explain it’s the way Bossy allows splashes of cheddar broccoli soup to fall from her black plastic spoon to the deck of her laptop.
And when people ask Bossy why she fell in love with Eddie, she’ll say that never mind, he shoves too much chicken panini into his cheeks and he jiggles his foot:
After Bossy filed for divorce from her first Chicago husband, she drove to a karaoke bar in Indianapolis to meet up with her Indiana posse. Like her and her and her and her and her and her.
But then the man left and the remaining bloggers realized they took the group picture without her, so they prepared for a second photo shoot:
Within an hour, the Indianapolis bloggers took to the dance floor:
And then a few girls poked around the karaoke songbook to make a selection:
Soon a few bloggers took to the stage:
While the brave sang, their blogger friends were respectfully supportive:
All too soon it was time to put down their free onion rings and go home, and Bossy knew this because the bar staff put her chair up on a table and swept her shoes. So the bloggers retired to the bustling parking lot to retrieve their cars and say goodbye.
David saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:27 am
I don’t care if Eddie jiggled his foot, leg, shoulder and earlobes, I’d still nail him.
Ah, the ephemeral live male blogger. We hardly knew ye!
No karaoke for Bossy?
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:29 am
Bossy’s Chicago husband is yummy.
davido saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:30 am
That is SO NOT Eddie! I’m sayin’ Alfredo or Antonio.
Momo Fali saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:30 am
I don’t know how Bossy does it. I’m exhausted after one day of this road trip stuff.
Mjohnson saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:36 am
I’m in a weatherspoons (cheap uk pub chain frequented by alkies) and I’m typing on my new asus eee pc. Due to the fact that my pc is cooler I feel I am hotter than bossy’s new husband.though my pc is very small and i find it hard to use the shift key so maybe he wins on caps, plus I’m starting to think everyone here covets my machine and are going to stab me for it. It did cost almost a months benefits, but not quite, see I’m not too stuck up to know what the dole is.
SammieRae saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:38 am
Oh wow.. I shouted “Thats Jennifer!!!” and my friend says “you act as if you KNOW her” and I says ” I *do* KNOW her! I read her blog! Her husband is Tate and her kids are Carson and Ella and they just moved here from Bama” .. i.need.therapy. (or friends)
stepher saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:48 am
I never liked Eddie anyway.
Looks like one helluva night Bossy! I’m going to need a vaca when your Excellent Road Trip ends…
S t e p h e r
The Domestic Goddess saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:53 am
This rip-roaring roadtrip is coming to an end soon. Sigh. It’s been fun meeting everyone.
Scandalous Housewife saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:12 pm
Just wondering how you took a photo of Hunk-of-Burnin’-Panera-Love without his knowledge? Very sneaky!
Andrea @ Sweet Life saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:15 pm
KARAOKE?? Bossy must have had the best time, ever.
Maureen saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:17 pm
Wow. just WoW. Nothing, I mean nothing, like Eddie is ever found in Panera Bread Co around here. *sigh* Enjoying being along for all the fun.
Amy saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:18 pm
It was awesome to meet you!! I have half a mind to drive to Detroit so we can hang out again!
Thanks for stopping!
Christine saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:19 pm
Weird how those Indiana bloggers get all transparent when they dance.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:35 pm
It’s time for a different tactic, since the number of husbands/victims has officially exceeded my brain’s bandwidth, and clearly this is now out of control.
Let’s agree that Eddie the Current Chicago Husband is by far the best looking, so there is no need to pursue any additional husbands. K?
Also, Bossy is pregnant by “a car” (named Cowboy Josh aka “sleeping bag friend”), and we must think of the baby.
Think of the baby!
Fun's Not the Word saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:36 pm
In that first photo–were you all doing the Macarena? That would be so awesome!
Meg saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:49 pm
Eddie? No way. ARMANDO. Or maybe DOUGLAS.
So did he see you snapping photos or were you like an uber-subtle stealth photographer with a super-zoom lens?
One day I aspire to party with the cool kids for thirty-some nights in a row. But I might stay in my own time zone to do it, thus reallocating driving time to drinking time.
Foolery saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm
What happens in Indiana, stays in Indiana.
‘Less of course there’s a DocuBlogger along to let us in on the fun.
Question: Did Miss Bossy participate in the dancing and/or karaoke-ing? Anyone have photos?
that girl saysApril 25, 2008 at 12:51 pm
bossy, your new husband looks like Dean Cain aka Superman and you need to butter that panini!
You are in the birthplace of John Cusack, so save some dirt in a jar for me!
nrlois saysApril 25, 2008 at 1:03 pm
My Chicago husband is still John Cusack. Sorry, Bossy, but I’m pretty sure I can take you out over that one.
Biddy saysApril 25, 2008 at 1:21 pm
good golly miss molly eddie/alfredo is GAW-JUS!!
Audubon Ron saysApril 25, 2008 at 1:23 pm
If not for you, I wouldn’t have a vacation this year.
Babybloomr saysApril 25, 2008 at 1:42 pm
Ok, apparently I’m the only one here with the balls to tell you– Eddie is gay. Yes, gay as a big, bright bouquet of birthday balloons, which, when you really stop and do some soul-searching, answers a lot of the nagging questions you’ve tried to sweep under the rug, doesn’t it? But he’s kind, and he’s good, and you should thank your lucky stars you got to share the time you did with him, so wipe that tear away and let him go– run freeeeee, sweet, gay Eddie! She’ll always love you!
In other news: I have a guestroom with its own vanity (the kind you brush your teeth in, not the narcissistic-disorder kind) and a comfy bed. I have coffee and wine and dogs. I am in the lush, tropical ‘burbs of Music City, USA. AND YOU ARE GETTING VERRRRRRY SLEEEEPY… Nashville loves Bossy, too, you know.
Philly saysApril 25, 2008 at 2:03 pm
Hallllllllloooooo Eddie !!
Sue saysApril 25, 2008 at 2:26 pm
They do grow them nice in Chicago, don’t they? Too bad they occasionally forget to teach them table manners, though.
moosh in indy. saysApril 25, 2008 at 2:29 pm
I shook my can so hard apparently I became INVISIBLE. (Although the ketchup stain didn’t become invisible. *sigh*)
meleah rebeccah saysApril 25, 2008 at 2:52 pm
you are having way too much fun
Emily R saysApril 25, 2008 at 3:33 pm
Eduardo is pretty. The mouth full of chicken is fine, but the leg jiggling . . .
Maybe babybloomr is right. He might could be a homersexual.
Say What? saysApril 25, 2008 at 4:01 pm
Eddie’s too buttoned up and starched for Bossy – stick with Andre! Oh, and have you let Cowboy Josh outta the trunk to breath since you absconded with him? (He has been missing from Ree’s pics lately…)
Just saw that Cusack is doing a movie with Hillary Duff?! Bossy, an intervention is called for! Get thee to Casa de Cusack and slap some sense into that man!
Tootsie Farklepants saysApril 25, 2008 at 4:09 pm
BOSSY is wise not to overlook those irritating habits that eventually end up in a nasty, expensive divorce.
mp saysApril 25, 2008 at 4:25 pm
Remember the St Louis lesson: Panara Bread Company started it’s life as The St Louis Bread Co…and the headquaters is here.. there will be a test later…
I LURVE Kareoke..
Caroline saysApril 25, 2008 at 5:19 pm
Aw hells, Bossy! No shame in being the last one to leave. What if you left early and MISSED SOMETHING?!? O the horror!
That other car in the lot? That woulda been mine.
Velveteen Mind - Megan saysApril 25, 2008 at 5:38 pm
Hey, I do know Jennifer from Playgroups Are No Place For Children! We are IRL friends and I can tell you that her blog is far too popular and it is a good thing that BOSSY didn’t add a “her” link back to “her.”
If you don’t believe me, just type for half an hour and spell out Playgroups Are No Place For Children and then add a .com.
krg saysApril 25, 2008 at 7:09 pm
I believe that your san diego husband joe, is a stalker. he is surely your chicago husband eddie?
heart shaped hedges saysApril 25, 2008 at 9:42 pm
Oh, I almost wish I lived in Indiana, so that I could dance and sing karaoke with you.
Amy saysApril 25, 2008 at 10:54 pm
Eddie looks like an Antonio as another commenter mentioned.
And no good. Had a wedding band and all. (Yeah, unworthy even if you wear one 😉
Besides, those foot swingers are irritating! Ask me, I married one.
amy saysApril 25, 2008 at 11:35 pm
yay! It was so fun girl! Love the pics!
mn saysApril 26, 2008 at 12:26 am
i’ve been following your trip off and on. i can’t imagine your family let you go for so long, what withe laundry and shit piling up but i have a question: how do i keep track of where you going next. is there something you click on that tells us where you been and going next.
it’s late, so maybe i’m too tired to look for it on the page. just curious. like if you put up a map or something on top, or better get Eddie to do it. He’s panera-licious.
judy saysApril 26, 2008 at 1:19 am
Please have someone take a picture of you taking a picture of your husband(s). I am trying unsuccessfully to imagine how you get all the pics of these various prizes without either strange looks or restraining orders being involved. Thanks.
anne marie in philly saysApril 26, 2008 at 3:15 am
ummmmm, chicago husband eddie…how FINE is THAT?
reminds me of john corbett from “my big fat greek wedding”, also set in chicago.
you are almost home, girlfriend! how many more men can bossy marry before bossy returns the the messiest house in the universe?
Yolanda saysApril 26, 2008 at 1:32 pm
has anyone ever caught you taking pictures of them? that would be a funny picture.
Victoria saysApril 26, 2008 at 1:36 pm
Eddie, I LOVE YOU!
kate saysApril 26, 2008 at 2:41 pm
i’m glad you divorced eddie. i mean, come on, he was probably wearing that suit because he just got done interviewing to be a junior sales associate and the men’s warehouse.
annie saysApril 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm
Wow, Chicago has got some good-looking mens!
Cheri saysApril 27, 2008 at 9:43 am
Is Bossy going to sleep for a week when she gets home?
Jennifer saysApril 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm
That was the best time EVER.
Smooches, Bossy! It was a pleasure meeting you!
Jason saysApril 28, 2008 at 12:31 am
I had such high hopes for you and Eddie. You didn’t last very long, did you?
I love that Moosh in Indy. Especially when she did the Puntabulous guest debate about cookies vs. brownies. Cracked me up!!!
I’m so glad you’re going home now. Now my life can get back to normal.
Kevin saysApril 28, 2008 at 10:35 pm
Thanks for letting me crash the party you all.
Bossy, thanks for making Indy one of your stops, and I hope you were welcomed warmly and happily home from the travel.
Nice to meet everyone who made it that night…
eliza saysApril 30, 2008 at 4:28 pm
Umm…that’s my husband for real. Ask Maggie.