was had by me today.
And ironically it is, in part, a continuation of only-happens-to-Susan-Snippets lunch walk of yesterday (which will be another blog post).
On this rainy Chicago afternoon I wandered to the Merchandise Mart and took the catwalk over Orleans Street to the Apparel Center, where I ended up on the south side of the lobby looking out at the rain and contemplating walking further.
It was then I noticed a guy with an earpiece, the kind the Secret Service wear...so, of course, Susan Snippets had to walk outside and investigate.
The doorman asked me "Do you need a cab?" "No, I am waiting for a friend." I responded (pretty slick, huh?)
Within minutes two black limos pull up and out of the front one steps Mayor Richard M. Daley, along with his security entourage.
As he walks past I say "Hello Mayor" while stretching out my hand. He shook it as I told him how long I have worked in Chicago. He then asked my name, I answered and he headed into the building.
I followed them partially thru the lobby in all my Mayoral-giddiness while heading back to the office. It was in the long hallway leading to Orleans Street that I spotted this just sitting against the wall.
Too funny! The paper it is on says "this painting is yours if you promise to smile at random people more often" followed by www.bataclan.com.
It is now mine and I have already emailed the artist and sent him this picture.
Check his site out....how fun is this to do during these times of financial gloom and doom?
So I told Artist Bren I would definitely pass along smiles.
And for my whimsical painting.....he is going to be encased in a black shadow box and added to my collection of art at home.
it pays to roam