Tuesday, June 28, 2005
chicago was pretty fun and all--highlights included seeing barack obama (pictured! drool!) and david sedaris (hilarious as always!), catching the tail end of the pride parade, going to some pretty cool ALA sessions, wandering around the city, getting a photo with people in cat outfits, and eating lots of yummy food (especially at the vegan/vegetarian chicago diner)--not necessarily in that order. there were a bunch of things stef wanted me to write about in my blog, but i don't really remember them all now. stef's kind and hospitable brother, who lives near oprah's studio, was nice enough to host us for many days, so big props to john.
we spent friday afternoon at the museum of science and industry, which besides being sort of lame was obviously cruel to animals (i swear one of the chicks in the hatchery was dead, and erin raised the important point of "where do they take the chickens when they grow up?"). i think we were too tired from walking in the hot hot sun to fully enjoy the place, or maybe it was that the good exhibits cost an extra 12 dollars. screw you, science and industry museum!
other things we did this weekend were mentioned above, more or less, and maybe i will write more later, or maybe my travel companions will add comments of their own.
anyway, photos are here. sadly, some of my pictures from the weekend (like the waiters serenading maureen last night b/c it was her birthday) did not turn out, and flickr apparently had some issues uploading 84 pictures at once so some tags and titles are missing. be sure and scroll through to see several pictures of mr. obama, who was an amazing speaker, and to see erin with a sword.