Apparently it’s still totally okay to be amazed that a woman can shovel snow. I think I’m a little offended.
I emailed this to my Alderman this morning, after finding out my coworker, who lives in the next Ward over, had his street plowed.
Thunder. Thunder. ThunderSNOW! SNOOOOOOOOOOOW! Or #SNOMG if you prefer.
It’s not winter yet, in Chicago, by a long stretch of the imagination, but yesterday our high was around 57 or so, which was half that of Los Angeles. Yeah, LA set a new record at 113 degrees. I feel really bad for the homeless in LA when this happens. In Chicago, we have cooling […]
I got stuck a little late at work on Friday. This is, sadly, becoming a normal occurrence, but I have my bike, so I know I can get to most trains fast enough. Except for this Friday. I ran out of the office as I saw the storm starting to roll in and thought ‘I’ll […]
Oh Chicago, you’re so silly. We had a really mild November, to the point that I was easily biking up till the week of Thanksgiving. Then came Thanksgiving. Snow, ice, wind, cold. Suddenly, Chicago remembered ‘Oh man! It’s almost December! I gotta turn it down!’ So we’ve had snow, ice, wind, rain, sleet and traffic […]
Alternate Title: Tollroads, Turnpikes and Turkey One of the many things I love about my new car is that I can plug my iPhone into the audio jack and play through the speakers. The added bonus is that when I use the GPS and it says ‘Turn left in .2 miles’, it will mute the […]
I’ve been told that novice bikers who don’t like to invest in all the gear for biking follow the 30% rule. That is, if the weather dude says there’s a 30% chance of rain, they don’t go. I personally follow the 50% rule, where if the weather says it’s higher than 50% chance of rain, […]
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 […]