New Yorker and Chicago residents (and to a degree Philly) like to claim the best to everything they do. The biggest buildings, the best food, the best you name it. Well, this week I’m in Chicago for business and as I’ve written before – I have spent a lot of my life working like a dog with tunnel vision to where I wanted to go and now that I’m here…. I’m taking a look around and really enjoying things.
We took a few of our partners to a dinner at a brewery called “The Ram”. This place has, I kid you not, a challenge.
I guess they are the best at being stupid because you don’t challenge fat people to an eatoff. You challenge them to a pushup or a jumping rope competition. I digress.
Anyhow. I had to beat this beast. In case you’re curious about the proportions, the thing on the left is half a rack of ribs. The thing on the right is a burger.
In case you are STILL thinking – 5lb, I bet I could eat that – consider the OWN marketing girl. The burger is bigger than her head.
Think I could finish it?
Yes ladies and gentlemen, I earned that tshirt.
Out and about….
Yesterday I got to have a little fun with my marketing girls. Jessica (blonde) does marketing for my company and pretty much runs our media stuff. Stephanie (brunette) does just about everything else related to marketing of OWN and ExchangeDefender.
The Al Bundy Fountain (actually, Beckingham Fountain, from the opening scene for Married With Children).
Sitting at the sky deck, 103 floors above ground at the observation deck on top of The Sears (Willis) Tower.
Rubbing the lions tail is supposed to be good luck!
Chicago Candy: Bacon dipped into chocolate. Yes, really. No, I didn’t eat it.
And perhaps the two of the greatest contributions to American culture and my lifestyle in particular: The place where Playboy Enterprises was started. And the best Chicago hot dog in Chicago (Gold Coast Dogs). I can vouch for both and highly recommend them.
You can’t make this stuff up…
Last night we were coming back from Downtown Chicago on the Blue Line and apparently someone jumped on the train tracks and the “L” was down. Props to Chicago, they evacuated us from the train and took us to each stop on a bus. Roughly 2 hours later, we were back on the L and back at O’Hare.
It was certainly an adventure.
As is every day.
Live life to the fullest, have fun, make the best out of every situation.. and eat a 5lb burger at least once in your life.