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Monday, May 16, 2011

Chicago Weather

Okay, I get that in February I have no business whining and crying about how cold it is. I live in Chicago (well, suburb of) and I should expect it to be cold. Knowing that doesn't stop me because every winter, I cannot believe it is as cold as it is. But, c'mon...we are supposed to be a four season state. What in the world happens to spring every year? I remember having it as a kid but I can't for the life of me remember the last spring we have had. I remember a day around Nico's birthday where I thought, "Yay! Spring is here!" Then the next day, it was frigid again. How is it possible that on Tuesday, I was at a baseball game in a tank top and sweating and by Thursday, I was missing Nico's baseball game because it was too wet and cold to bring Gia out and by Saturday, I was sitting in the bleachers with my Columbia winter coat, Tim Riggins sweatshirt (that I swore I would never wear in public but couldn't find anything else in my car) and a blanket and was still freezing? While we are on the subject of cold baseball...why don't we start at the end of May and play through July? Baseball is a slow sport to watch as it is. Add to that first time pitchers and cold weather and I'm pretty sure it is a form of torture. I admit that the only way I enjoy baseball is in the sun with a cold, adult drink. Little league in April and May doesn't offer either of those.

Then, the rain...let's talk about the rain. Do you know why I don't live in Seattle or Ireland or why I didn't enjoy my trip to London? Yep...the rain. Do you know what the rain does to my thicker than normal, not quite straight, not quite curly hair? Anyone remember Monica's hair (from Friends) in Florida? Mine rivals that. It is not a good look and too layered to throw up in a ponytail and since I have the world's smallest forehead, hats don't work either. I remember being in Hawaii and it started to rain and Leo and I kept playing tennis right through it or I remember running through the rain in high school during the summer and laughing. This is not that kind of rain. This is cold, uncomfortable, leave you wet all day kind of rain. Anyway, we have had more games cancelled (which means we have had to squeeze in make-up games) which at the time, it's nice to not have to sit in the cold, wet stands but that inevitably means that the make-up game will conflict with something I planned since we didn't originally have a game.

I just want to know when Chicago (or the suburbs of Chicago) became a two kinds of weather kind of place: freezing and sweltering. I either don't want to leave my house because it is so cold, it is uncomfortable or I don't want to leave because it is so hot that it is uncomfortable.

All of this being said, I know that if I am in the bleachers watching Nico or Tommy and it is sweltering, you will not hear me complain and if you do, remind me of this past Saturday and I'll be quiet pretty quickly.


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