Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Good Day in Chicago

I got to Chicago on the early morning flight tired but no worse for wear. You can sure tell the difference in the air traffic once school starts. Virtually no line going through security and the plane was only 2/3rds full. I had an empty seat next to me - always a pleasure.

We worked with one of our clients in the afternoon where we are getting close to completing a succession transaction after quite a bit of work in developing the buy out of one partner and the buy in of another. In the late afternoon/early evening, we had another wine networking event. Ricardo took the lead on the invitations and I think it was the most successful to date. Lakeview did some good work with a lender we're trying to place a loan with and Ricardo and I got a meeting with a new lawyer contact and some follow up meetings with others. We went to dinner with friend Tim and a new acquaintance Michelle. I was over tired by this point and ate very little and didn't drink much either. We did have a little geography and history quiz. See how you do.

  • Where is Tierra del Fuego?
  • Which two cities are not on the historical Silk Road: Damascus, Samarkand, Bukhara, Baghdad?
  • In what Ocean is Reunion Island?

No fair answering if you were at the dinner tonight.


alexis said...

err... argentina, second one not sure but I'll guess baghdad and samarkand., third pacific ocean (hey it's the biggest so it's a safe bet)

stef said...

Ummm. Can I use google?

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

Now try answering the questions after copious amounts of wine, some bread, and then more wine. Ugh.