So for the second year in a row, I missed the fireworks show.
Yesterday evening, my best friends and I gathered at what we thought was a prime location to see the fireworks show off of Navy Pier.
See that on the left-hand side of the water? That's Navy Pier. Perfect view. Unfortunately, the "Navy Pier fireworks" - as they are so poorly named - were shot off behind the building on the right, meaning for the second year in a row, we missed the fireworks show on the 4th of July. Sadface.
In other news, all of the folks in the amazing new Aqua building had a clear shot of the sparkly sky. I'd like to live there one day. It's maybe the coolest architecture I've ever seen.
Fireworks or no fireworks, I had another fantastic weekend in Chicago. The weather was absolutely perfect every day, my dad was visiting from out of town so we enjoyed some great food and music a couple nights, and my best friend turned 25.
And here's that sparkly top I was telling you all about! Fun, right? I pretty much hate the color red and don't own any fashion accessories in that particular shade, so I just went with red nail polish to complete my patriotic ensemble. Also, that's my dad. Not sure you've all met! Tom, meet the blogworld. Blogworld, meet Tom.