Sunday, September 23, 2007

Windy City, Windy Post

Greetings from Chicago! My dad is going through a medical procedure tomorrow, so GWP will likely be slightly quieter than usual til Tuesday. Though I may have some pix to post. This here is a pic of me (looking rather dorky) with my dad, on an architectural boat tour today. Marco took the photo. Behind us is Navy Pier, where BlogHer took place. Ah, the memories!

So one thing I learned from the docent on the tour was that Chicago was apparently first called the "Windy City" by New Yorkers who were bitter that Chicago won the bid for the 1893 World's Fair instead of New York. According to Wikipedia, however, that's a popular myth. Wiki says that the earliest known references to the "Windy City" are from 1876, and involve Chicago's rivalry with Cincinnati. Cincinnati as a rival to Chicago? WTF!