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!
Marilyn looks cold.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
My neighborhood under snow.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
My street, snowed over.
Where did the cars go?!
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
So pretty. I miss this.
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!
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.