Why is it that as soon as a nice warm day comes along (in the case for Chicago folk it was last Sunday’s record breaking 80 degrees!) it’s an immediate declaration that its time for spring attire? Since our nice little global warming awakening on Sunday, I have done nothing but where my little jean jacket wherever I go… and yes, it has gone back down into the 40’s…in fact it was within 24 hours that we were seeing the 40 degree difference.
But two months ago, had I seen on the news (which I wouldn’t have, because who needs to listen to those farmers almanac reading Meterologists….yes, that profession is a joke)… that the forecasted temperatures would have been in the 40’s, my little brain would have acknowledged that, oh, 40 degrees is only 8 degrees Fahrenheit above freezing, and I would have immediately thrown on my nice, warm, winter jacket, gloves too!… but no, since our warm day… even 40’s seems tolerable in a little jean jacket.….heck its just a few degrees less than warm, its no biggie. In fact the declaration I speak of was so profound for my friend, “cents” that at these recent temperatures, he felt no jacket was needed…
So yes, Chicagoans are a strange breed. We are out in the 40s with jean jackets, 50’s with shorts, and 60’s well after a long winter of subzero temps, that certainly calls for some t-shirt action (unless you are “cents” of whom since Sunday has declared no jackets until next snowfall…but, little does he know, that could happen any day now…or then again it could be 80 tomorrow…ah yes, you must love this city to live here…and I do…in fact tonight, I am going to a new neighborhood called Pilsen…and if you live on the North Side (above the Ike) traveling to Pilsen is like going to visit a foreign country… I must admit when I heard Pilsen, I was like whoo, scary, south side…yes, that is a common misconception for us northsiders…I say that like I should have a flag outside my house showing pride…haha, but there is so much I haven’t seen or done in this city, so why I am taking the foreign trip “down there”
…hey do I get miles for that?
More updates tomorrow on my exciting adventure..
I am nuts, he is cents