The last stop of the day was interesting. We had stopped at a teacher supply store to get a “graduation” present for Nephew1, who just “graduated” from Kindergarten. I’m
wondering why I’m getting a graduation present for Kindergarten for chrissake and am determined not to spend too much money sure the party won’t be too bad.
One of the things I looked at was a trivia/fact book for Illinois. (Who Wants to be a Millionaire Illinois Edition or some such) I thought this might be fun for him, Niece4, Chip, and Princess. So I open up the book to a random page and see the following question ….
Which of the following skyscrapers is not in Chicago
1. Sears Tower
2. Empire State Building
3. John Hancock Building
4. Amoco Building
Now, for those that don’t live in Illinois (or don’t care) the Amoco Building changed names in Jan. 2001 to the Aon Building. (Incidentally, the book was copyrighted in 2001, which means that was after the name change. I’m reading this going ummm I count two buildings that aren’t in Illinois. We ended up getting him a Mad Libs book.
This was not the first glaring error I had experienced this evening — nope not even. The family and I went out to dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise. I may very well be
corrupting my children raising two little parrotheads.
Anyway – it being Thursday night there was live music. Some guy was singing. He did some Elvis, Bob Dylan, Eagles, finally he did some Jimmy Buffett and
MESSED UP THE WORDS
On CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE
His mamma didn’t raise him right — at least MY kids know the words.
I hope they didn’t pay him too much. He certainly wasn’t worth all that.