Living in the South

Best things about living in the south: fried okra the weather the wonderful people I've met (they don't necessarily come after okra and weather, but I just had more okra today, and it's really on my mind) fried lots of things, actually sweet tea the weather: it's worth mentioning again, as it is the middle … Continue reading Living in the South

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The Rain Here

It rained here the other day with such big, round drops, that a person could walk five paces in between getting wet. But that was just one rain. The big-drop rain doesn’t seem to be the dependable personality of the rain here. The one constant I’ve seen so far is its ability to both approach … Continue reading The Rain Here

Winter: Out Of Order, Please Have a Different Season Instead

I would like to begin by stating that I enjoy nice weather.  I'm a huge fan.  And I certainly don't want to come off as a complainer about the recent situation.  After all, a person who's recovering from the flu has no business being outside when it's a typical January or February day in Chicago, … Continue reading Winter: Out Of Order, Please Have a Different Season Instead

I don’t think I’m getting enough respect in this relationship.

So if a Chicago winter is like being punched in the face, then a Chicago summer is like being pinched in the ass.  Just last night as I waited for the train, shivering in my winter hat and scarf, Chicago was definitely punching me in the face.  This Memorial Day, weather forecasters are predicting some … Continue reading I don’t think I’m getting enough respect in this relationship.