Observations about Chicago

Before bed tonight, I walked the dog and it was 19 degrees outside.  I didn't comprehend what that would be like in the WINDY CITY until I got outside - holy hell!  People live like this?  And survive? I don't know why it seemed so very cold, I've run in 25 degree weather in Dallas, but 19 and windy at night was something I was not prepared for at all! Mark ran this morning when it was a little bit icy on the roads - I thought he was crazy, but he's been coming to Chicago and running for five years now so he's used to the weather.

I've been trying to figure out what people WEAR here in the winter.  Are Uggs still in style?  Are they not?  People wear coats of all sorts, there's not a dominant style.  Riding boots are all the rage, and I do have those, they just aren't as warm and comfy as my Uggs that we would wear in 60 degree weather in Dallas. Mark hates them and I realize they're not attractive, so maybe I'll retire them.  So very hard to do.

It seems like people don't dress up as much here or wear as much makeup or have as stylish haircuts, etc.  It's kind of refreshing, but at the same time, I don't want to get lazy because other people spend less energy on their appearance.  No, it's not like I spend a lot of time on it either, I just don't want to go backwards. I would like to figure out what the style is here, but there doesn't really seem to be one.  I guess I'll just keep doing what I've done for awhile now - read magazines for the latest fashion tips and buy what I like from my favorite stores.

I got out of bed because I couldn't stop coughing.  I *tried* to tell the doctor that I get stubborn bronchitis, but he gave me the same medicine he gave Mark.  I don't blame him, why would you start someone out aggressively right away?  I'm going to have to find a family doctor right away and start some serious treatment on this cough....again.  UGH!  What is wrong with me?  Why do I get these nagging coughs that last forever?

Back to bed - Try #2.

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