Sunday, August 21, 2005


Chicago is having crappy weather this summer. Countless days of heat and humidity - and an extreme drought to add insult to injury. Longtime natives (myself included) often will say to visitors,"oh, the summers aren't bad - just a couple of hot weeks" Lies. Every word. This year has been brutal. But today, August 21, was different. Today was the perfect day. Crisp, cool Canadian air swooped down from the north and brought us one of those perfect late summer days. Warm in the sun, comfortable in the shade - and a promise of a cool night for sleeping. Mix in an afternoon libation, and all is well in the world.

P.S. - Yes, I did just blog about the weather. Truly, the equivalent of blogging small talk. But as I sat out on the porch this afternoon reading the paper, I realized that there is nothing going on right now. Really - Cindy Sheehan is all we've got? Gaza? Not gonna touch that with a ten foot pole. Right now, I'm just going to focus on what's good - today.