Chicago 2016 - The bidding starts in a little over a day now! Although I'm afraid the Olympics will go to Rio de Janeiro because South America has never hosted the summer olympic games before and they have a well put together bid, I'm rooting for Chicago! I think the games will generate a lot of income for the region, and force the local governments to make infrastructure improvements, including transportation.
I'm also excited how the Lakeshore Residential Hall Area at UW-Madison (pictured on the right... that's the Nat wrapped in Olympic swag) will be transformed for the Chicago 2016 Road and Mountain Bike starting place.
Last night I had the privilege of seeing Sufjan Stevens at a sold out concert of 600 people at The Majestic in Madison, WI. I knew it was going to be a great show the moment he stepped on stage in a blue "WISCONSIN" t-shirt, camouflage hat, and said: "Sup 'yall, I'm Suff-jan Stevens", making fun of a common mispronunciation of his name, and went right into playing my favorite song, Seven Swans.