Here's the little pair of antlers that I got in Bavaria:
And finally, here is the day-early birthday present I got for myself today. Because I needed them:
They're not as bulky as my other pair, and they have ventilation holes on the sides too, which is nice.
It was 26° F (-3.3° C) here today, but the sun was out and there was no wind. I had set out in my thick wool coat and enormous fur hat but had to take the hat off after a bit because it was just too warm.
I sifted through a bunch of neat old junk over at the Salvation Army thrift store near Grand and Halstead. They have a room dedicated to older, more interesting junk than your average run-of-the-mill junk. Stuff that's maybe not good enough to be sold at an antique store, but still interesting in it's own right. I didn't buy any old junk today, though. Just the new kind ;)