What, you bein’ a wisetie?

We need to talk.

I did something terrible. I only hope that you can forgive me. I started two-timing today. I started a new blog, ‘Evanston Chamber Echoes.’ There, I said it. I don’t love it the way I love ‘100 Days, 100 Ties’, I swear; it means nothing to me. It was for work, I had to; a bunch of the guys were doing it, too! I had to start another blog. Can’t you see, 100D100T? You mean everything to me, baby. Give me another chance!

And…Scene. [Exeunt]

Thank you, thank you, you’re a great audience. You’re too kind, really.

Okay, so my Tie du Jour is Tie No. 96 ( Tie No. 2, in the parlance of Blue Tie Week ties). I can’t believe I’m knocking on the door of 100 different ties in 100 workdays (although I think I wore one on a weekend, for my flat-warming).


The aforementioned, and herementionednow, TdJ becomes Tie II of Blue Tie Week…it’s from Bruno Piattelli, from his Versailles by Piattelli collection. It’s funny how things sometimes work out, or maybe it was just today. For some reason, I turned on Sopranos this morning (I don’t know, maybe I needed a good whacking to complement my caffeine today. Okay, alright, no ‘whacking’ jokes at my expense, please…), and they were having a guys’ meal with la famiglia–Tony, Bobby “Bacala”, Paulie “Walnuts”, Little Stevie from the E Street Band, Billy Batts/Phil Leotardo, and whoever had not died yet. A lot of the ties in that scene resembled this one, with the edges and the fancy stuff in the middle.

Sharp virtual suit, too

We have a new category today…TGWVT. Techie Guy With Virtual Tie. My main man, Mason Hoffman-Dana. Renaissance man. Barman at Nevin’s. Owner/Founder of Don’t Panic Chicago, a networking/technology consulting firm. Mason set up my wireless network here at The Flat (Lakeside, baby!), and then helped me buy my new laptop (this is its first blog entry! Mazeltov!). Mason set up the laptop with this lovely entryway into Microsoft 7, replete with tie. He gets a gazillion bonus points for putting a blue virtual tie smack dab into the middle of BTW.

Well, 100 Days, 100 Ties is headin’ outta Dodge on Thursday. I’m heading up to Milwaukee (bonus Alice Cooper linguistics lesson in that link) for the…are you ready for it?…Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) national convention. I must pick my blue ties wisely, so I am not thought to be a Brewers fan. Illinois, I bid you adieu, and I apologize for taking Tie Nos. 98 & 99 across the state line, thus depriving the state’s coffers of, what, tens of cents’ worth of tax revenue. And you thought Blago hurt this state!

Anyway, thanks for reading…Brooke


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