My editor told me Shedd Aquarium penguins were going to be at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest on Thursday, and I was like 'OK, fine, twist my arm.' Kidding. I was actually excessively enthusiastic, mainly because I've always wanted to pet a penguin. Despite being a grown man taking photos alone at an event primarily aimed at children and getting some shade thrown at me by parents, I had a great time, and was semi-successful in my goal. Follow along with the day Mick pet a penguin. Sort of.--By Mick Swasko, @swasko
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