@cabot_cove_syndrome Hello! I also lived in Chicago (city, but far Northside) for most of my life and now live in DC. I think all of the reasons you give for loving Chicago are correct. We should be friends.
I love Chicago so much I tear up when I fly into O'Hare or drive down LSD.
Patty Griffin is the best! If you needed some suggestions for what to listen to I really like Making Pies, Forgiveness and, especially appropriate for today's weather in the DC area, Rain. I would link to these vids on YouTube if I knew how, but trust that they are excellent and worth the extra Googling to find.
Everybody hating on the Capricorns! It makes me laugh but also how wonder how it became a thing.
@whizz_dumb I'm so glad other people have this problem! I thought it was because of my online purchasing history or something.
this is my favorite one so far. Meet-cutes should be a little gross.
Fried candy bars.
Oh, man. So excellent. I wish their tour schedule this summer was less crazy though.
Church is a great place to meet ladies! If a single man in his 30s or 40s started to regularly come to my church all the single ladies (there aren't a huge amount but more than a few) would be so, so happy. Myself included. Not because I would immediately be attracted to him, because I might not be, but because it would prove that there are single guys out there that are open to having a religious outlet in their life. This is the same for my volunteering gigs. Sometimes I feel like single guys must be spending all their free time alone, playing video games in a basement somewhere. Super depressing.