We interrupt this carnivorous program…

…to bring you breaking news from the Chicago lakefront.

Friday morning — a glorious, sunny morning — I joined my clients for a morning of teambuilding on the water.

The 16 of us were divided into teams of four, and we each got a boat and a skipper. (Scary, I know.) We got a little instruction on land, then our skipper, Will, showed us the ins and outs of sailing. 

sailing

Skipper Will was a hardass. He yelled at us to “come about,” “tack,” “fall off,” “wait to pull until the jib starts to luff.” I think I would’ve understood more clearly if he’d been barking Japanese after swallowing helium.

But we had an excellent time. And my team even won one of the four races in the regatta. (And we got screwed on another.)

Then the whole group went for a Mexican lunch, where margaritas were mandatory.

I was in bed by 4. (Yes, that’s p.m.)

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