1. On my ride home today, at the intersection of Grand Ave. and Lake Shore Drive, right in front of me a taxi cab turning right hit a bicyclist in the crosswalk (the lakefront bike path uses the sidewalk along lower Lake Shore for that stretch, for those unfamiliar). I know it's a tricky intersection with poor visibility, and cyclists come out pretty quickly, but there's no excuse for that. You always have to check the crosswalk. And the cyclist probably should have been more careful, too. You really shouldn't be going very fast when you're on the sidewalk there, and any time you're biking and to the right of right-turning traffic extra caution is warranted.
2. When all the lights are off in the apartment and light comes in through the blinds in the living room the changing patterns it creates on the ceiling are really neat. This is probably true for anyone with those vertical-strip blinds and windows on more than one wall of a room. Check it out sometime.