I just published a zippy little piece on Chicago Metblog: "Hot Chicks at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry." It's about my enduring love for the museum, as well as little fuzzy chick babies.
Yesterday I saw two manifestations of ideas I've kicked around for a long time and done nothing with. #1 - meals, made to impress the hoity-toity, made entirely of ingredients purchased at the Dollar Store. In the New York Times, no less. #2 - a photography project comparing the photos of packaged foods contrasted with the actual food, prepared as directed. I need to follow up on my weird ideas more often.
My hometown is being touted by CNN as a great place to live. This part made me happy: "Local residents fought a two-year legal battle to stop Wal-Mart from opening a local branch." That would have been ridiculous, because there's one about a mile outside of town, on 86th Street, and a Super Target even closer. And wow, the population is over 10,000 now? Woo, Zionsville, you're big stuff!