Most people would describe me as a pretty easy-going kind of guy. This is probably large due to the fact that Iím really a pretty easy-going kind of guy. Which makes it safe to say that if I admit to hating something, I really do despise it with a rare passion.
Because of this, there are very few things that I will actually admit to hating. Some of those things include: mean people, women in flannel pajamas, Belgians, smooth jazz, and cold weather.
So, for the same reason that you probably wouldnít find me eating waffles or enjoying time in an elevator, you probably would assume Iíd never move somewhere known for its bone chilling, soul crushingly cold winters.
Yet, here I am, a new resident of Chicago.
To be honest, Iím not a resident of Chicago, rather a resident of ďChicagoland,Ē an area including the suburbs and surrounding towns that stretches all the way into Indiana and Wisconsin. But, that really doesnít change the fact that Iím in for a yearly average of 120 days, four full months, of below freezing temperatures, and that including todayís 4-6 inches it has already snowed five times (and there are still two weeks before the official start of winter!).
I donít like the snow and I hate the cold. But here I am.
I am always amazed at how those resolute northerners go about their business during blizzards. Here, if a flake falls, life is cancelled. I am here today because there's 3 inches melting on the ground.
I love the driven slush.
by anna at December 9, 2005 8:22 AM
by LOCKHEED at December 9, 2005 2:31 PM
It's 50 Degrees and sunny in California. That's why all the kooks go there. Kooks hate cold weather.
by Long Time Lurker at December 10, 2005 2:42 AM
I've snow skiied & water skiied there in the same day. Caught a cold.
by anna at December 10, 2005 9:27 AM
When in the hickety-heck did you move? And why, in the name of Chuck? You left the warm and smelly busom of the homeland to go to Illinois? I moved because I had to - what's your excuse?
by Adam at December 11, 2005 12:26 AM
i met mg for drinks last week. he is sooo NOT in chicago.
by eviltom at December 12, 2005 9:47 AM
Hey, now you're closer to me. I'll be up there for a concert in Feb. I'll have to buy you a beer.
by MrBlank at December 19, 2005 3:24 PM
MG, you are just in time for the most snow in 7 years. That's what they tell me.
We should hang out!
by jean at December 19, 2005 8:44 PM