Everyone tells me ‘Go out for a drive’ and my thought is ‘To where?’ Maybe it’s a factor of the green/eco-friendly/save-the-damn-earth/communist/socialist agenda of which I partake. Maybe it’s because I’m new at this. But I don’t get the whole concept of going nowhere. Now, I do go for bike rides and hikes, and people might […]
It actually wasn’t raining that bad. Yesterday when I got up it was raining and my knee hurt. After my trip to Japan in 2008, a cane for a month and a round of therapy, I’ve settled into the reality that my knee is always going to hurt. It’s not surprising. I broke my arm […]
Chicago’s Metra has been getting a lot of crap lately. I admin admit, their website is lame (doesn’t work right on my iPhone either) and the best I can say for them is that GoogleMaps has picked them up so I can plan things better. They still use paper tickets, with cash or check only […]
My mom rocks. She and I have been bantering for a couple years about me getting a bicycle. I’m a rollerblader by nature (7.2 miles in the city in 40 minutes, thank you) and I loved living in LakeView because I could take the train or bus to the office and then rollerblade home. When […]
George Takai was our Grand Marshall this year. I had to go!
Back in 2003, I related how I was the CTA Killer. Well today my curse extended to the Metra, as my train hit someone. I want to stress that I was NOT on the train for this “Metracide” (tm Hubbit). Meanwhile, enjoy this highly useful route map.
My bus broke down on Lake Shore Drive today. This happens once in a blue moon. Normally I have train breakdowns or my train hits people (seriously – three people in ten years, I’m cursed!). Today though, the bus just dies in the middle of the Drive. We manage to pull to the side, and […]
Dear Chicago. I love you. I love your snow, your wind, your bitterness. I was out in weather that was -23 with the wind and I looked for an apartment. I found a new place and now I must pack. And while I shall be living on the edge of your land, I remain forever […]
Quick reminder: Please go out and vote today. Practice Democracy. Don’t make me write about President Gussie again.