here’s a little something to help celebrate your freedom from British culture: I love Amy Winehouse, but that was a shitshow.
Chicago has its "world-class" fireworks a day ahead of schedule. I don't know why, but that's how they do it here. Several of us disappointed by the pricey pricey food at Taste of Chicago, we decided to have it a picnic at Grant Park.Clockwise from upper left: apple pie, chocolate covered frozen bananas and strawberries with slivered almonds and toffee pieces, tempting (?) trail mix, cucumber and tomato salad with basil (both produced by my wonderful roommate), yummy chicken wings, baguettes with brie and nutella, cinnamon encrusted pita chips, Christine's wonderful turkey sandwiches with pepperjack cheese, apple pie.The most awesomely patriotic dog.
I don't know why the Vagina building says "Go Rush" on its ceiling...The fireworks were definitely worth seeing. They were shown across the lake, but you can see it anywhere from the park (but stupid trees blocked some of the view.) I've never seen fireworks at such a grand scale. Definitely high tech, and ooooooh-ahhhhhh-worthy.Happy 4th of July everyone!!