The last few weeks have been absolutely miserable in Chicago. The vast majority of the days have been dark, wet and cold (kinda like Rush Limbaugh's soul) but today...WHOA! Sunny, dry and nearly 70 degrees!
It's amazing, although not surprising how the weather affects people here. Just walking down the street the change is apparent on the faces of nearly everyone you pass. People actually make eye contact and smile, rather than shooting you a suspicious look. It's a welcome change, no matter how temporary.
It won't last long...anyone familiar with the weather patterns of the Midwest knows that the weather is about to fuck us in the collective ass at a moments notice. And dear Gawd, after the "Summer" we had, this winter is bound to beat us like we owe it money.