The full goal read:
"2) Go to a Chicago event, in the vein of the Chicago Pride Parade, Chicago Air & Water Show, etc".
Which was convenient, since you could actually watch the Air & Water show from my living room couch.
I would still like to do more Chicago events, and I plan to in my 27th year, but for the purposes of this blog.... well, see below:
(Akward self-portrait of me watching)