One of the ironic things I miss about back home is the weather. The weather is something that I didn't think I would miss as much when I moved here. I knew that it rained and all, but I was looking forward to not having the extreme temperatures of Chicago. The really cold winters and the really hot summers were going to be a thing of the past. I was going to experience more of a "moderate" climate.
But you know what? Moderate is boring. Its bland. Its quite frankly sucks.
7) Appreciation for Chicago Weather.
Summer lasted about 2 weeks here. Seriously. I mean, there was probably about 2, maybe 3 weeks of really good hot, warm, "oh my god its summer" weather. I complained about it being hot, but now its gone. I bought these fans for my flat and I used them for maybe a week.
Right now its a bit chilly but I refuse to wear a jacket because I can't admit to the fact that summer is almost gone! The surprising thing is that my English mates say that it was a really good summer. I find this shocking because I still feel like there's more to come.
Don't get me wrong, we've had some nice days here. More nice days than I expected. But just like the mild winter, it was a mild summer. It wasn't hot. It wasn't humid. It just wasn't a Chicago summer.
Or maybe it wasn't a Chicago summer not because of the weather, but because of all the things that usually happen during my past summers.. like bbqs with friends, Taste of Chicago, fireworks, al fresco dining, riding along Lake Shore Drive, movies in Grant Park, Coldstone, outdoor concerts, Wrigley Field, etc..
But I digress.. 2 more weeks..