The last time I went to visit them in Madison was on the 4th of July three years ago and I had a good time (typically I visit them at the house in CH). It'll feel great to get out of Chicago for a little while. I love the big city, but I feel like it becomes my universe and it's good to get out and view the rest of the world every now and then.
Yesterday I got a 23" Toshiba LCD television:
I don't watch TV or cable, but I do love to watch foreign films, and in the big room in the new apartment the old TV was too small and far away from where I sit; it's hard to read the subtitles. I mean, it was always a little irritating trying to read off my 13" TV, but at the new place it became a pronounced problem. The new TV? Oh my God. It's such an improvement! I don't have to strain my eyes at all.
I finished my movie (Respire) yesterday. I did all the stop-motion bits and laid down the sound - when it's all cleaned up I'll post a link!