I recently filled in for my boss, at a conference in Chicago. I know I don't talk about my work here. Included on the agenda was attending a reception and awards dinner. 9 out of 10 of these dinners are held in some windowless subterranean "ball-room." Imaging our surprise and pleasure when we walked in and this was the view. The Wrigley building in in the final stages of a major renovation. The Tribune Tower is on the right, at the edge of the picture.
The view made the evening more enjoyable. Herd meals are not my favorite conference event, and I have been known to develop a headache and slip off to my room. But this one was good. The company was pleasant, even of old enough to be my mother (and my mother is very-very old, her "baby" is 56 and she was no spring chicken when her youngest came along.) The food was fussy, and tiny, and undoubtedly expensive. But the view was nice, the speakers were brief and to the point. I would do this one again.