Friday, May 16, 2008

street scenes

I was just out taking a walk at lunchtime. You never know what you'll see in the Loop. I walked up Wells St. towards the Merchandise Mart. A bike messenger wearing an interesting outfit was getting some reactions. He wore a hockey uniform and helmet covered with colorful drinking straws, sticking out porcupine-like. As he was locking up his bike in front of the Mart, I asked "What's the occasion?" He laughed and said "Friday night." Maybe he's going to Hyde Park Critical Mass tonight.

The weather has finally gotten nice, so lots of people are out walking and enjoying the sun.

A growing line is wrapping around the block, leading to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, which has "CNBC Presents Fast Money" on the marquee. Whatever...

A chunky girl stuffed into tight denim capris waddled down LaSalle in her gold lame shoes, yapping on her cell phone, oblivious to the rest of the world.

Back to the office...only a few more hours before I escape. TGIF!!!

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