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
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
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
It is fall. Okay. Well, it's not officially fall. We still have a few more days before the equinox. But here in Chicago, we've already had at least three nights in a row where the temps dropped down into the forties. And tonight, I wore my puffy vest. So, yeah. I'm callin' it. It's fall. … Continue reading Lighten up!
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.
Could it be? Could it be that my body is growing accustomed to the winters in Chicago? ...perhaps my soul will follow... Today, 28 degrees feels feels light, happy, un-oppressive What's the word? WARM Yes, 28 feels warm. Is this what love feels like? Or have my priorities changed? My standards gone? Is this just … Continue reading 28 is the new 50
When I moved to Chicago in the summer of 2007, excited midwesterners bopped all around me continuously exclaiming, "Chicago's summers are wonderful!" and "Oh, the best place to be for summer is Chicago!!" I had just moved here from Seattle where the summers are pleasantly moderate with no humidity. Combine that with mountain air and … Continue reading Chicago’s Weather