Oh, Chicagoans! We have a love/hate relationship with snow.
We curse the constant layer of frozen white and salt’s attack on our shoes. We’re famous for using snow as an excuse for turning our apartments into winter hideouts.
But we secretly love it.
The snow is part of our identity as a city. A badge of our toughness, if you will. We’re badass enough to endure six months of winter and its six months of snow.
So, have I been surprised to hear complaints about this season’s lack of snow? Absolutely not. We feel debilitated.
For those who feel lost without wearing snow boots, here’s fix to tide you over. You’ve probably noticed, but we got a dusting this morning.
Happy 2012, everyone. The end of 2011 had me in a bit of a funk. But hopefully I’ll be seeing more of you this year.
Filed under Chicago, weather
Dear Chicago friends,
I’ve heard a lot of folks talking smack about summer lately.
As in, we really didn’t have one. I know…we’re all disoriented because we’re not sweltering in heat or suffocating in humidity. (In the famous words of that drugged-up kid from the dentist, “Is this real life?”)
However, you know, and I know, what is right around the corner. As a result, I am clinging on to summer for dear life. Here is how I know: A band was playing outside on the roofdeck right below my bedroom window last night. I wasn’t even mad. I was actually happy that summer made this possible.
Said band. Though only a two person band, I believe.
Since summer doesn’t officially end until September 21, I propose that we squeeze in more of this:
Because we’re just around the corner from:
Megan Boley dressed like an Eskimo.
Snow boots becoming a semi-permanent part of the wardrobe
Our favorite things blanketed in snow. Or make that just everything blanketed in snow...
...that eventually create potholes large enough to render you a missing person.
(Apologies for all the blurry iPhone photos)