old (2008), Uncategorized

weather? don’t even ask

This is my 19th winter living in Chicago as an adult, but it’s the first time I’ve ever thought as early as December that it might be a good idea to move before I have to go through this again (the wind chills today were forty below…). Of course, my life is nothing if not filled with irony, and so it’s also the first time in more than a decade that I find myself involved in a serious relationship with someone whose idea of “the best place outside of Chicago in which to live” just happens to be South Florida. This is quite interesting. My way of dealing with the situation? I wholeheartedly listen to J. complain about Chicago winters and, at least twice a week, chat about how the climate is so much better in NYC…