Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I would love to live in the city




I LOVE Chicago. I really do. The city has so much to do and has so much energy - unless you're in a business district after 5pm, then not so much energy:)

When we were first married, Cornbread and I would load up a backpack with some snacks and some bottles of water and drive into the city, park by BFWW's place and walk. And walk. And walk. We didn't have any kind of agenda or plans, we just loved to walk around the city. I still do, but we don't have the opportunity to do so like we used to.

I don't have many regrets in life - truly, I can only think of one... I wish we had moved to the city when we first got married rather than buying a boring house in the suburbs. I long to live in the city - even if just for a little while - and someday we will.

Cornbread - not so much. He would like to have a weekend home in the city and we've made that a goal of ours. He has no desire to live in a building and take the elevator to his home. He wants his yard and his grass and his car. But he also wants all of the fun things to do and doesn't want to deal with the traffic on the way there or on the way home. Thus, he wants a place where we can go for the night or the weekend when we want to go to a White Sox game or to the fireworks or to a concert or festival.

I'm sure I have a romantic view of city living - one that doesn't quite acknowledge all of the negatives, however, it all looks good to me. Walking everywhere. Taking the el places rather than driving a car. Living in a building and seeing the same neighbors in the elevator everyday. Saying "good morning" to the front desk person and nodding hello on my way up in the evening. See? Romantic, lovely view of city living. And I don't want to know about the downsides - I'd prefer to sit here in my chair with my perfect - albeit ignorant - image of how it is going to be when we finally get a place in the city.


QOTD: Have you been to Chicago? If so, what was your favorite part?

getting to know me in 100 days - day 27

3 comments:

carrie p. 10:51 PM  

I was in the suburbs of Chicago not all that long ago. Can't remember the name of it now. I want to go back and spend some time in the city though. And look up this friend I have that lives in the suburbs too! I think that I'm a lot like you and would love to live in a big city for a while too. I always thought growing up that I wanted to live in the country, but come to find out, I love the city!

Tim 8:11 AM  

the food is great!!!!!

Anonymous 1:12 PM  

I live in the country-ish. We're more of a middle size town in the middle of nowwhere. I'd did live in Seattle as a kid and loved it. I still love the city and would love to live as you described :)
My husband..much like Cornbread!!

Kristy :)

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