Cool Thing #8 - Millennium Park
One of many reasons I was trying to move to Chicago (it hasn't gone well so far, but I'm working on it) is that there are a multitude of cool things there. One of those things is The Bean (not the technical name).
I almost went blind from overexposure to pure awesomeness!
Also, happy new year - I hope you were able to celebrate with family or friends or however you wanted to. May 2009 bring us all awesome things.