“Now this could only happen to a guy like me and only happen in a town like this, and so I say to each of you most gratefully, as I throw each one of you a kiss, this is my kind of town, Chicago is, my kind of town Chicago is.”
(Apologies to Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen)
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Others that were mentioned a few times, amused us or seemed especially weird:
“Dees are da days of our lifes. Da days dat we haff cheerzed our beerz to one anudder.”
“We played Marco Polo in my nephew’s new rooftop pool yesterday. I knew it was going to be a beautiful day. We took turns spitting on Michigan Avenue.”
“As conquistador, champion, the Napoleon of my time in the United States of America in the intestine of the vapid state of Illinois, I have learned many things. Suits and ties and nail polish, radishes and minks.”
Best of Chicago 2010