Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chicago Bound

Tampa, I love you. Really I do. But I have a serious crush on Chicago (pictured above, obviously). And I think she might feel the same way.

I'm going to get out of town for a few days, you know, figure this all out. I'm not going to do the things with her that I do with you: hang out at the beach, enjoy fresh seafood, take the daily sunshine for granted, spend two hours a day in my car.

I'm going to try some different things: check out the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, window-shop along the Magnificent Mile, have a few drinks on the 97th floor of the Hancock Tower and eat a deep-dish pizza. Or two. Maybe holla at Obama. I think Kanye might be in town, too. I'll try to spare you the details.

But I'll be back Saturday night. We can talk things over then. Is that cool? I'll try to call or something while I'm there. Don't expect to hear from me, though.

Before I go, a special Chicago-themed edition of "What's playing in my deck":

1. The Corner by Common
2. I Came Home by Rhymefest
3. Super Bowl Shuffle by the Chicago Bears
4. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce
5. Homecoming by Kanye West feat. Chris Martin.


1 comment:

John P. Araujo said...

I've only been to Chicago once, but I loved it. I barely saw that much of it as it was, but man, I've been wanting to go back so bad ever since. My favorite part was going to the Art Institute. There's a pizza place downtown that I think is named Gino's Pizza. Have a pizza for me while you're there, okay?