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Friday, March 31, 2006

Windy City Ice Cream

Today is a beautiful day in Chicago...sunny and temperature in the 60s. My girlfriend and I decided that we would treat ourselves to ice cream. After all it is the first beautiful day of spring! We were both oblivious to the fact that the wind was whipping at over 40 mph/hour!!! So we went to our merry way to McDonalds, got our soft cone, which by the way only has 150 calories!! As we were walking back to work the wind was at full force...it was one of those wind that makes you loose your balance. For those of you familiar with the windy city or visited this city and was fortunate to witness this once in a lifetime experience, you realize that there is an "art" in surviving in this type of wind....If the wind is whipping, a person needs to stop walking with your legs apart and arms out as if you are flying! this will keep your balance. Therefore, once we realize that the wind was taking over our lovely ice cream soiree, we got in position, "stand, legs apart, arms out..ice cream in hand"....all I was thinking about during this time was "please, please don't let the wind blow the ice cream to my face"....so far so good...We keep walking..more wind...more standing, legs apart, arms out...ice cream in hand...then as we were thinking we were safe all of a sudden....SPLAT....ice cream all over my girlfriend's coat!! Ice cream in the wind...not a good idea.

Have a great weekend everyone!

2 Comments:

Blogger N said...

The icecream my friend is blowing in the wind...:-D

I loved Chicago when I visited it in the mid-90s. No wind at all though. I am also living at the ocean, wind is part of my life too :-D

Have a nice weekend too!

/Nina

April 01, 2006 4:42 AM  
Blogger Thalia said...

SO sorry your friend lost her icecream. That is really a tragedy. Better luck next time!

April 03, 2006 9:43 AM  

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