Things I Miss Least About Chicago
I lived in Chicago for five years and was hoping to set roots down. It's not the world's best-kept secret that I miss the place, and so I briefly considered a list of things I miss about it.
When I started giving it some real thought, though, I realized such a list would be completely impossible. There are several reasons why, but I won't regale you with the boring ones. I'll just mention the big two: The first is that such a list would be a bit too personal for my own tastes and include concepts that are way too broad. Some of the stories I have from my life in Chicago go on quite a bit, and trying to condense them all in a list would necessitate the creation of an entire blog. (Which, by the way, I created a couple of years ago!) I would have to explain a lot of background details and in-jokes for a list like that to really fly.
The second reason is that there are simply way too many things I miss about The Windy City. It brings me a second time to the problem of it making the list too long.
Oh, what to do, what to do, what to do? Well, as I sat in a luxury hotel room on the set of a movie I was working on recently, Me and a few other staffers and cast members conversed about this nasty heat that's been holding the entire east coast hostage. As we lamented the heat in Buffalo, we began comparing it to the heat we had all felt in other places we had visited. Of course, the Chicago summer was what I had easily the best acquaintance with, so it became my immediate conversational victim. Then the idea hit me: I'll write an anti-Chicago list, featuring everything I hated about the city! And that's how we got to this point!