happy 4th of july!

This weekend has been a great experience! Yesterday, I experienced the Taste of Chicago for the very first time. Talk about an adventure! There were some very interesting people to be seen, including a woman wearing a red, white, and blue dress that looked like the skirt had been shredded. Or made out of crepe paper. Very odd. But the coolest experience (I think) was walking down the middle of Monroe to the train station. They closed the road nearly the entire way from the lake to the station. It was quite surreal, walking down the middle of a street in downtown Chicago. And man, were the people entertaining! The police were catching people drinking while they were walking, and there were the inevitable happy drunks. One guy was going around saying “two slaps” “one slap” to random people, trying to get them to give him high-fives. I really shouldn’t point fingers because I did take advantage of the situation to lie down in the middle of the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Monroe, just because I could. Evidence does exist.

Today was equally as good (or better!) for the simple humor and rest involved. I was in rare form today, mostly because I just wasn’t thinking about what I said nearly all day (quotable of the day: “I made a puddle!” said just like the baby octopus from Finding Nemo). And there were several hours this morning where we just sat on the porch, Sarah on her laptop and me on my iPhone, commenting on each other’s blogs. How pathetic are we? Sitting three feet from each other and communicating via the internet! One of my favorite parts of the day was breaking our bad movie selection record. The last movie we watched through On Demand was terrible….and we were sincerely hoping not to repeat that this time. We had already tried Redbox, but our record there is just as bad (0% success rate). Remarkably, we happened on a really good movie this time! Of course, Antinio Banderas is cute enough to help overcome a bad plot, but The Code is actually a pretty great movie! I might even be tempted to watch it again sometime.

Three day weekends are the best. Bring on tomorrow!

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