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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

my trip to chicago summed up in four photos.

1. The city put up a sculpture of Marilyn Monroe by the river. Its simply atrocious but the people love it. I had to see it for myself. First impression...uhhh, if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all. At least there's some VPL for everyone to enjoy.

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2. We visited Chicago's famous Billy Goat Tavern located in scenic Lower Wacker Drive. I had a Billy Goat lager but enjoyed the Schlitz draft better then the signature brew. Great ambiance. http://www.billygoattavern.com/
3. "Cloud Gate" lovingly renamed "the bean" by Chicago locals and tourists alike. Pretty cool sculpture.
4. HA! Never in all my years have I bumped into the CTA's Santa Express. Every year around the holidays the Chicago Transit Authority decorates an L trains and throws Santa aboard. I was thrilled. Santa doesn't look very thrilled, though.

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  2. that marilyn sculpture is a little much. is it really big? it looks HUGE from the angle of the picture. like a huge pair of body-less legs. which makes me scared for the day that statues become animate and start taking over. those legs are gonna crush everything in their path. watch out chicago, you marilyn-monroe-loving-freaks

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  3. also, good job seeing the santa train! your photos make me miss chicago (but just a little bit)

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  4. I wish one of your pics was of the two of us eating chicken wings at BDubs. I know your trip was a quick one. Next time it's longer stop and see us! Miss you, friend!

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  5. @ rachel: Marilyn was gigantic and horrible. her lipstick was as red as a clown nose. We went to the billy goat, member'?

    @ann: I'd like to stop in and see you on my way into Chicago on the 21st or 22nd. you down, poptart? We'll eat wings till or gut pops.

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  6. ha ha ha ha. You are so funny. I heart Chicago.

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  7. and chicago hearts you. its a beautiful place in the wintertime.

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  8. That Santa does look like he hates everyone. Can you blame him? You know it's cold as balls out there.

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