Things I have learned about Chicago since I moved here:
1.) Worst drivers ever.
2.) People really
love to talk about the weather.
Granted, the weather here is usually doing something weird. Like yesterday, it was 80 degrees (26 Celsius). I have a sunburn on my shoulders. My roommate's boyfriend had a barbecue.
Whereas last year at this time, there was still a foot of snow on the ground. Chicago: inspiring continuous commentary on weird weather.
So! Things have happened! I went to Vermont, and I didn't run into my ex. Granted, I didn't go to any of the places where we used to hang out. No, I stayed at home, ate good food, and went on walks with my mother. I watched a bunch of Merlin with my sister, because I really like watching Colin Morgan cry. I also didn't write a thing, which was a nice break. Now I'm back to writing articles, thinking about making a website for myself (ugh, DNW), and rewriting the first 10k words of gay superhero story, because of reasons.
Also, a meme from gollumgollum
! Comment to this post with
RENNER'S GUNS COLIN MORGAN'S TEAR-FILLED FACE, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.1.) Phil Ochs
My sister got me into Phil Ochs when I was, I think, seventeen. The first song I ever heard was Pretty Smart on My Part
, which is simultaneously hilarious and terrifying. Then I listened to some of his less terrifying music, and fell in love. Ochs just wanted to be Woody Guthrie, but his idealism killed him in the end. Well, that and being bipolar and depressed.2.) redwoods
So, I like trees. I am, in fact, a tree-hugger. (Literally, I like hugging trees. I feel no shame over this.) REDWOODS ARE AMAZING. And their bark smells really good. Though not as good as Ponderosa pine bark, which actually smells like butterscotch. TREES = <33.) flights of fancy
I was hanging out with a three year old last night, and we went around rescuing invisible baby opossums that were all named P-Dove. Then we talked about dinosaurs and the time her dad dug a hole to China.4.) pop
What people call soda if they're from the midwest.5.) helicopters
I don't like seeing helicopters, but if given the chance, I would probably love to ride around in them.6.) dancing
My roommate and I were discussing nostalgic dance tunes. His were Aaliyah and Usher, mine were early 90's Madonna and Whitney Houston. My music taste is so gay
sometimes. 7.) magnet
So, I have this slight thing
about refrigerator magnets. And by "thing", I mean "unironic love for". The refrigerator at my mother's house is still littered with ones I bought or ones that were bought for me. I recently bought one for my sister that had a picture of Spock on it and the words "Ladies love a sharp-eared man." One of the only things that I don't like about my apartment is that the front of the refrigerator is made of non-magnetic metal. We tape things up there, but it's not the same.