Saturday, May 03, 2008

Oh The Humanity!

The May 1 march to Chicago's Federal Plaza caused quite the stir downtown, and while we didn't exactly have front seat to the action, the view from the 16th floor was pretty interesting. The news the next day said that the rally was significantly smaller than in years past, but the cheering and chanting passed our offices for more than 30 minutes, so I'm thinking the marchers were still able to make a point.

Here's the parade as it made its way down Jackson Boulevard:

Friday, April 18, 2008

I Felt The Earth Move Under My Feet

An hour ago, I was shaken awake by an EARTHQUAKE! A 5.4 out of SE Illinois, it was definitely no big deal by the time it got to Chicago... but really? Of all the places that I have lived, I feel an earthquake in Chicago.

Weird, but I'll take it!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Museum Day Part II

Last Friday, Dax and I went to the Museum of Science and Industry. The special exhibit was all about glass and featured sculptures by Dale Chihuly, who is now my favorite glass-sculpture-artist.

Just in case you were wondering.

The giant German submarine in the basement was cool too, but... I liked the glass better. Dax thinks I am such a girl.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Consequences, Shmonsequences

One of my favorite people, (and bad influences) Jaci, came to visit me this weekend. Here she is looking windblown and lovely on our walk along the Lake after lunching in Hyde Park:

Jaci is my all-things girly-girl connection and somehow every time we go shopping, I end up buying something I never knew I needed. This time, we ventured into the makeup mecca Sephora, where I stumbled into some lady's makeup chair, got a makeover, signed up for the VIP club, and $95 later, I walked out with moisturizer, eyeshadow and red mascara. Red mascara. Who buys that?

Apparently I do. Now, pardon me while I go learn to use it.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Field Trip

Last Friday I went on a field trip with Dax to the Field Museum (of Marshall Field's department store, which will never ever ever be called Macy's here in Chicago no matter how hard they try). He gets extra credit for class by checking out the science museums, and I get someone willing to fight the Disneyland-like lines in order to let me geek out at all the sciencey goodness.

That's Sue the T-Rex and... some elephants. I guess I forgot to check them out. Nevertheless, I was quite happy with our day exploring and since there are still two more museums to see, I'm sure I'll be helping Dax with his grades a few more times this semester.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


The wee little green nubs that I got a couple of weeks ago have sprouted into beautiful (tall!) spring flowers. AND I saw quite a few little nubs peeking out of the brown while on a walk around Chicagoland this weekend. Soon Chicago will have some spring flowers of its own!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

The ears and photo op were for the kids, but don't those moms look cute?!