Independence Day is Monday, which means a long summer weekend. I’ll be celebrating with my family and, like many others, setting off a copious number of fireworks (fingers crossed, safely). We’re adding a “Peacock” to the mix this year – the “feathers” of which looked quite impressive in the iPhone video shown to me at the store. My dad has already assigned me recording duties for when he lights the fuse in a couple of days.
Memorial Day is Monday, the unofficial start to summer — which in Chicago is a brief 3-month window to wear shorts and head to a street festival. Far above the streets lies another favorite Summertime Chi pastime: drinking and dining on a rooftop with a view.
Last Thursday, I woke up feeling lucky: the forecast showed sunny skies and high sixties – perfect Spring weather for April in Chicago – for our first Cyber Security Made Social gathering of the year in West Town. No doubt aided by the favorable weather, we had our second-best attendance to date.
Spring is upon us and with it March Madness. And as always with the Big Dance, there’s a Cinderella that’s busting brackets: St. Peter’s stunned 2-seed Kentucky and then 7-seed Murray State and is only the third 15-seed to ever make the Sweet 16. Regardless the outcome of their game later today, it’s certainly a reason to celebrate for the Peacocks.
Earlier this week was 2/22/22 – occurring on a Tuesday, no less. Or rather, Twosday. It was a once-in-a-lifetime palindrome date that won’t happen again for 400 years. A woman in North Carolina gave birth precisely at 2:22 am to a daughter in delivery room 2. Another mom in Pennsylvania, after 2 days in labor, welcomed not one baby, but twins. Deuces are wild!