With the completion of Millennium Park, Chicago has become the greatest city in America. Visually this park is one of the most impressive man made installations ever constructed.
It was amazing to be back in the windy city again. Not only to see the place that I truly found my artistic voice, but to be slapped across the brain with memories and feelings that I have been suppressing for the better part of a year. Chicago is one giant ball of emotion for me… I really felt a new kind of joy this weekend… Like rediscovering an old friend… or getting a new crush on a girl that you have known your whole life… All of the poverty that I used to associate with the city seemed to vanish the second the plane hit the ground at Midway airport. All of the “I am a giant failure” and “I will never be good enough” was released upon my trip down Lake Shore drive… I don’t know why… But I like it… It seems like there is so much to grab ahold of in Chicago. The city begs you to embrace it, to take it with you, and to sing its praises. A part of me really misses that aspect of living in the city… That pride.
As usual, Carrie’s family was amazingly fun to be with. They have now mastered something that my family used to be known for… The art of RELAXATION… Sitting outside with a beer and simply letting the evening happen is the most amazing thing that you can do with your family.
Cold beer + singing locusts + friends = Heaven
Fogelberg Falcons repeat as All-Star Baseball champions –
In a stunning upset, the Fogelberg Falcons defeated the Joplin Crawdads to win their second straight Atlantic Coast League World Series championship. Ralph Kiner and Ron Santo led the charge earning co-MVP honors in the five game series.
I went to the dentist for the first time in about ten years this morning (thank you America’s healthcare system). I seems like there have not been very many technological advances in dentistry since my last visit… Everything looked pretty much the same as I remember it… It is really uncomfortable to get x-rayed, I have a really big gag reflex, so I almost tossed my cookies a few times… That would be hilarious, puking all over myself while sitting in that reclined chair… If you are the nurse, what would be going through your head?
Anyway. I have to get my wisdom teeth taken out. I have heard all of the horror stories about this procedure… So I do not want to hear about how your friends sisters aunt had to blenderize her food for 3 years after she had it done… Dr. Petrisko said that it was not that big of a deal… That is my actual x-ray above, as you can see, the tooth on the left is all bent over and tired of life… The rest of my teeth however, are the picture of good oral hygiene.