Friday, July 04, 2008


I don't mean anything in particular by this image, it's just an intriguing scene I saw on the sidewalk around Lawrence and Broadway in June. I had a great idea for where to see fireworks last night (nowhere near downtown Chicago) but didn't definitively make plans with anyone else, and ran late because of an extremely stressful family situation, and it was colder than I'd like, and I couldn't risk going to the place alone while I'm still not at 100% physically (or whatever percentage I was at before the accident).

I did my volunteer shift at the Architecture Foundation today because I won't be here for my regular shift Monday, I'm about to leave to visit three cities and see lots of abandoned buildings, old signs, ballparks, public transit, etc. I may blog-from-Flickr a few times while I'm gone, I hope. I had longer photo pieces I wanted to put up today, but--I'm not kidding--I don't know how to rotate photos here. I have to upload from the original file, and if they're sideways, I have no idea what to do. I don't want to just copy URLs from Flickr, the idea for this blog was to supplement my Flickr photos. Quite an embarrassing admission for the so-called best local blog, but there you go.

I hope you had a wonderful 4th. Fireworks are all over the place outside as I type, and there's a huge loud party downstairs I guess I wasn't invited to. I didn't know of any social events today, kind of bad considering the 100s of people I sort of know in real life and online now. But I wouldn't have had time for any anyway; I need to leave for Greyhound in a half-hour.


Eric Allix Rogers said...

Don't fill bad, I'm doing dishes and laundry to celebrate the fourth.

You can rotate photos quite easily on your computer using the Preview application, or in iPhoto if you use that. Give me a call if you want me to walk you through it sometime.

Have a safe trip!

Jennifer said...

Is family social?