In happy news, my parents were in town today, and we all went to Lincoln Park Zoo. This is my son's dream, to go to the zoo every day. Because he's obsessed with animals. And I wouldn't have it any other way. If I could pick one category of things to be his favorite, it would be animals. He kinda likes cars and trucks too, which are ok. But animals don't need fuel that destroys the environment to function. They aren't made by major corporations. (No comments about GE animals, ok?) They aren't a brand, some character with a copyright slapped on everything they do. Bob the Builder, Nemo, and Dora the Explorer, I'm looking at you. Animals. This kid is going to save the world, I'm telling you.