Chicago 2016: Party for our candidate city

As you may, or may not, know Chicago is a candidate city for the 2016 Olympics. In addition to bringing in revenue and national recognition, it is being said that it will evolve the way we do business in the city. Mmm… evolution is good.

*sigh* I just love that Chicago was nominated. He’s so wonderful. (yes, it’s personification) And it doesn’t suprise me that others feel the same way I do. I really can’t get over how lovely and clean and efficient and exciting and nice and everything this city is…

…you know like when you are super-sweet on someone and then he/she just does or says the nicest thing(!) and you have to take a deep breathe to contain your delight? Yeah… that’s SO like me and Chi.

Anyway… in my quest to give you the inside scoop on Chicago, I am learning a TON about EVERYTHING! My head is spinning but it just makes me love Chi more!

However… In a separate post, remind me to discuss the fact that people keep telling me how miserable I will be in the winter. I don’t doubt it’s cold, but winter has her own problems. It’s SUMMA-TIME in Chicago, People! Please refer back to my boating video if you need a refresher. Don’t live in the past OR the future… Live now!

Back to the Olympics (OlymPIC or OlymPICS?) party. It was really cool and over at Millennium Park.

And you know how I like to skip over to Millennium Park. So much so, that I’m going to give her a nickname. Millie, I think. Hmmm…Yes, I like that. Okay, it’s official. Millie = Millennium Park

So, I went to go see Millie and I had a chance to chat with some volunteers, ride some crazy ride (that seriously scared me because my feet were slipping out of my shoes!) laugh with some nice young olympians, drink wine, hear Daley, dance barefoot, talk with some flipper guy and a whole lotta other stuff!

Well… just watch the video. That’s easier.

And for Pete’s sake, let me know you are out there! Hearing from you makes me smile… and you know how I like to smile, don’t you?

Peace out.

PS: Do you think the writing should be first or the video?

Chicago 2016 party from Jen Knoedl on Vimeo.


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  1. PS: I also want to give a shout-out-thank-you to Liz and Michelle for filming me.

    You ladies rock!

  2. Michelle says:

    This came out great :) !
    I really wish I had gone on that spinny thing too.

    Oh … to answer your q, i like it the way it is, writing first then video… it just flows well:)

  3. You little night owl! I love it!

    Good. Thank you. One vote for the writing first, then the video.

    Yes, the spinny thing was fun, but once I was on it, I KNEW I best not be messing around, less I land on my head. And no one wants that… especially not me.

    Did you see how red my face was when I came up? Geez- louise.

  4. great job on the filming. i liked how you tried the big wheel, you’re such a little daredevil. i thought for second i might see you jumping around on those giant springs, but probably best to leave those to the professionals. great video.

  5. Aww shucks, thanks!

    …but don’t think I didn’t ask where I could buy those springs… sounds like another episode to me!

  6. MaSean Fontenot says:

    I love it, I love it, I love it! I love jenchicago almost as much as I love the original…. jenknoedl.

  7. You sweet thing! We miss you too!

  8. That looks like SO much fun! Chicago has my vote!

  9. Tina in Texas says:

    You really are kickin it in Chicago! Wow, some really neat things seem to be going on in the big town for you. I’m so happy that you are getting to do some of what you love!!! Can’t wait to see more and Chicago is just getting a little taste of you now. Hey, are you going to Sipapu this year? Peace, love and all that good stuff.

  10. You’re too cute, Tina! Thanks for stopping by!

    (No se’ on skiing, so far…)

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