Talk about the weather.
Recently I've noticed a disturbing trend of people talking / blogging / etc. about how much they can't wait for summer to be over and for fall to start. To the people I say; are you frickin' crazy?!
Listen, we suffer through eight months of miserable weather to enjoy our all too brief summers. Fall lasts, and I'm not kidding, a scant few weeks before winter swoops in. I could almost understand people looking forward to a seasonal change had summer been brutal, but this year the weather was glorious in Chicago! When it got HOT it rarely lasted more than a few days. And the usual Midwestern humidity largely gave us a break. Now, after last year's miserable summer that never quite shook off the fall / spring feeling this was the least the elements could do for us this time around, and if you are anxious for it to end so you can break out your coats and boots I'm prone to think there's something wrong with you.
Now look, I like wearing my cool leather jacket as much as anyone else, but I'm not looking forward to HAVING to wear it. To all of you complaining about summer and looking forward to fall I suggest you rethink your position, envision how your month of fall weather will quickly give way to ice and snow and sheets of freezing wind that keep you from venturing more than a block or two from your abode at a time, and then tell me how much you've hated this summer.
Enjoy it while it lasts.