1. SummerDance Tonight I went to SummerDance at Grant Park. It's totally awesome. An hour of dance lessons followed by 2 hours of a live swing band all outdoors. Can't beat it. Tonight was East Coast Swing and the Thomas Gunther Jazz Band. Sweetsweetsweet. Of course,...

Julie is moving to Florida to go to law school so we spent her one last hurrah at Venetian Night in Chicago. I'd never been and really had no idea what it is but it involves a boat parade on Lake Michigan. Ssome of the...