Chicagoians, I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but for those of you not from this city, there is something you should know before you come here. Chicago has two seasons: Winter, and construction, and right now we are definitely in the thick of construction.*
The NFL draft is going on here in Chicago (woot!). As a result, my morning commute to school is about 15 minutes longer than usual (boo). Not too bad, right? Add in the fact that I usually take the train in the evening and they are doing construction there. Mind I mention an entire street (or 30) is closed off due to different construction on different trains and other crap in various places for seemingly no reason. There is something being built on the highway, a park of some sort I believe, and although that’s not much of an inconvenience, it seems like they’ve been working on it forever. Downtown Chicago is full of roadblocks, missing side-walks, and tons of people poorly directing traffic.
The morning commute anywhere in the city right now? Horrid. But that probably pales in comparison to the evening rush. In fact, I don’t even attempt to go home until it’s well past 8pm just to avoid all of the traffic, and even then it can be bad sometimes, but there is some good things to all of this construction. Our city is constantly being upgraded (even though buildings don’t understand that the -ing in this instance does not mean to be in progress), which is very nice. It’s a beautiful place to live in and downtown looks amazing. While construction can take ages, the end results are usually always remarkable and we all figure that it was worth all of the extra stress (not really though; we just feel relieved).
I’ve no idea where I was going with this post, as I usually don’t. Just a random read that I hope you enjoy. Hopefully I’ll have something to write about that isn’t simply a spill of words all lolling about the keyboard.
* I wish I was kidding.