No Second City Here… “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” And Bruce Springsteen Coming To Wrigley!

My brother contends that NYC has the most beautiful women in the world.  I do not like to argue with him on this point, because I think he may be right.  The Beach Boys sung about California Girls… they make an excellent point, as well.  But I have been to Paris and Milan… and New Jersey!  Fuggedaboudit…

All of these statements include wives, girlfriends and significant others, by the way.  I am not looking to get into a fight here.

Sadly for me, I will not be in NYC this summer… nowhere near it.  I have been in LA and last week through this past Monday, I was in my beloved Chicago… a smaller, friendlier NYC, as I like to describe it.  That is not to say Chicago is not its own wonderful thing.  It is… and in no way is it ever a “second” city.

I know many people find New Yorkers gruff, but the fact is that most will do anything for you… literally lay themselves down on the ground and let you cross over them like a bridge… The ones that want to be a tunnel, charge for that… Ba dum bum… Rimshot… Thank you, try the Veal!  Or don’t.

I was born in NYC… Hell, I was made in NYC if you know what I mean… and in NYC you just need a little patience… Cut through the sometimes rough facade and you will have the most loyal friend for life.

In Chicago, those friends come to you perhaps a little faster.  People just seem to be a little more open, a little more quickly.  The people we met on this trip were phenomenal.  So thank you.

Chicago is a smoking city… Literally.  It was hot and humid and I was surprised how many people were lighting up.  Guess I’m spoiled in Cali.

Chicago is a meat and cheese city… Gibson’s and Due (which I did NOT love) and the amazing Girl & The Goat… Reviews will be up on Yelp soon… Wow!!!

Chicago is a bit rough and tumble… at least based on the fat drunk we saw outside of Wrigley, being escorted away from at least TWO fights in which he surely would have gotten his ass kicked.

Chicago is… well, it IS my kind of town.

So for new friends… great people and especially for Staci and Nicole, who brilliantly coined the term “Hate-tress” to describe the bitch who was our waitress at Vines.  She got so flustered and angry with us, for no real reason, that she had to literally get someone else to take over the table… This one is for you.  Hell, we’ll even play it for that cranky gal who has having an obviously bad day… Just wipe that scowl off your face, would ‘ya?  You get way more tips with a smile.

Bruce Springsteen – “Girls In Their Summer Clothes”

“Well the streetlights shine
Down on Blessing Avenue
Lovers they walk by
Holding hands two by two
A breeze crosses the porch
Bicycle spokes spin ’round
Jacket’s on, I’m out the door
Tonight I’m gonna burn this town down

And the girls in their summer clothes
In the cool of the evening light
The girls in their summer clothes
Pass me by

A kid’s rubber ball smacks
Off the gutter ‘neath the lamp light
Big bank clock chimes
Off go the sleepy front porch lights
Downtown the stores alight
As the evening’s underway
Things been a little tight
But I know they’re gonna turn my way

And the girls in their summer clothes
In the cool of the evening light
The girls in their summer clothes
Pass me by

Frankie’s Diner’s
An old friend on the edge of town
The neon sign spinning round
Like a cross over the lost and found
The fluorescent lights
Flick above Pop’s Grill
Shaniqua brings a coffee and asks “fill?”
And says “penny for your thoughts now my boy, Bill”

She went away
She cut me like a knife
Hello beautiful thing
Maybe you could save my life

In just a glance
Down here on Magic Street
Love’s a fool’s dance
I ain’t got much sense but I still got my feet

And the girls in their summer clothes
In the cool of the evening light
The girls in their summer clothes
Pass me by

And the girls in their summer clothes
In the cool of the evening light
The girls in their summer clothes
Pass me by”

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