Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
I took this picture for Mom. This bar isn't far from my apartment, and we ate several dinners there in September when I moved out. It sure looked different five months later!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
Marilyn looks cold.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
So pretty. I miss this.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
My neighborhood under snow.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
I was pretty impressed with this snowfall until the one that hit later in January. The second one shut a bunch of busses down. But the first one sure was pretty!