Chicago

1. Visit the Art Insitute of Chicago

2. Eat Pancreas / Pretend to be Abe Froeman, Sausage King of Chicago

3. Lean on the glass at the top of Sears Tower

4. Walk the loop, location of the Von Steuben Day Parade

5. Check out Wrigley Field

I haven’t done very well on my Ferris Bueller checklist today. However, there’s still this evening and all of tomorrow to work on it. I was disappointed to discover that Chagall’s America Windows, the ones Ferris and Sloan kissed near, are not currently on display due to construction. The Cubs games are all sold out this weekend or I would have gone to one. I think I’m over seeing Wrigley Field, honestly. I’ll update the list tomorrow when I get back to Davis.

Update: The idea of eating pancreas kinda grosses me out, and I’m not that big of a baseball fan anyway. I did go to the top of Sears Tower, an event which took $12 and 3 hours of my life. I suggest avoiding this tourist trap on the weekend if you ever have the choice. Pics up soon.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

I’m almost half way through week 2 at Core Analyst School. I’ve made some good friends from Spain, England, and Finland, to name a few. Last Thursday a bunch of Accenture people went to Cadillac Ranch, a local bar and dance club. I was surprised how so many consultants can party so hard. The best (and worst) part about the place was the free Cuervo shots.

My start group is also here. Eight of us paid a visit to Chicago (about an hour away) over the weekend for some “festivities.” We hit up the bar on the 96th floor of Hancock Tower and 3 other local bars. It was an all-around success: No one was sick, Riley got a girl’s number, and Mario chastized a woman in the next car who made her opinion known using racial slurs.

This coming weekend I’ll be spending some time in Chicago on my own. I plan to eat pancreas, visit Wrigley Field, Sears Tower and the Art Institute of Chicago, and maybe even sing “Danke Schoen” or “Twist and Shout” in the Von Steuben Day parade.