the trip to california was awesome – seeing friends in la, driving up the coast, eric’s birthday party in sf and excellent food during the whole trip. i have a bit of a photo backlog right now, but i have posted pics from my birthday party, finally. eventually i’ll get to the california ones.

big changes here in chicago – sort of a crappy week on all counts: work, personal life, health. i’ve been sick since getting back to illinois and i think the overall crappiness of everything is sapping my recuperative energy away from where it’s needed.