Wednesday, March 14, 2007

And All That Jazz...

HOORAY! I am actually going back to Chicago tomorrow. When was the last time I was home? I can barely remember...aha, my cousin, Eric's, wedding in November. My brother, as I mentioned, is in a play, so it will be great to see him perform in a drama.

So, what's YOUR favorite quote about Chicago?

I figured that I would ask you all to name your favorite Chicago reference - song, movie quote, poem, etc. What's it gonna be? I can't wait to read your responses. FYI - Chicago suburban references count, too.

For your edification, I am posting one of Carl Sandburg's poems about the Windy City (thanks to carl-sandburg.com):


HAPPINESS

I ASKED the professors who teach the meaning of life to tell
me what is happiness.
And I went to famous executives who boss the work of
thousands of men.
They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though
I was trying to fool with them
And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along
the Desplaines river
And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees with
their women and children and a keg of beer and an
accordion.

2 comments:

Jessica Yanow said...

the song "lake shore drive" by alliota, haynes, and jeremiah (sp?)

Lindsay said...

Umm...I like Chicago (the band) songs? and the musical? ummm....yeah..

Don't forget the cloak!!!!!