Seriously, the reunion was pretty fun. We stayed right downtown, we all tried to be really chill about how much touristy stuff to do, and we only discussed politics or religion when we were in self-selected groups, so everybody got along. Good times.
My conservationist brother-in-law scored us a behind-the-scenes tour at the aquarium. This catfish is humongous.
Kidney Bean at Millennium Park.
I also got to hang out with a buddy from grad school that's working on the Obama campaign and a hilarious friend of mine from junior high (watch a video of his) that is doing comedy in Chicago. We saw a long-form improv show at the Improv Olympic that was quite good. I volunteered for a bit they did in an interlude where I told them about my day and they acted out what my dreams for the night would be like that turned out quite well, especially since I gave them a lot of juicy family gossip to work with.