Friday, November 21, 2008

If I could live anywhere in the world, I would probably live in Chicago. Everything about the city seems part of an elaborate conspiracy to convince you that it's the greatest city in the world, but it works. There's something about Chicago that I love. The long, straight streets are lined with tall buildings, each an architectural masterpiece, and the city is flat as a pancake. Coupled with the harsh wind on a cold day, the entire city seems to consist solely of straight lines drawn up on graph paper.

Every single person I've ever met from Chicago, or Illinois for that matter, has been singularly if needlessly devoted to convincing me of the greatness of Chicago. The city's ambition is impressive for a place that already has so much. In addition to some of the most spectacular architecture anywhere in the world, a gorgeous waterfront and an array of excellent museums and universities, Chicago is adding more architecture, bidding for the Olympics and counting America's new president as its own.

Too bad all the teams suck.

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