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    Not tonight, Bluestater - I have to go to a graduation party - one of the HS wrestlers. It's outdoors though, so that's good. I've been out all day - at the farmer's market, and doing a little gardening (as you can see by my new avatar- it's my Easter Island head pot with some fiber-optic grass in it.)
    Not too many cicadas here yet. They were buzzing bigtime yesterday in Oak Brook when we were playing whiffle ball at work/lunch/bbq/party.
    "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln

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    Have fun tonight, Bonnie! Danielle, I realize that you asked about the downs, and we haven't said anything about the downs. Well, there are one or two. No. 1, the weather. You are a New Yorker, so I realize that you can handle the weather, but it can suck at times. The snow, the below zero temps, etc., can be awful, but the way I see it, the awful winter is the penance we pay for the amazing summers (as Bonnie mentioned).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    Have fun tonight, Bonnie! Danielle, I realize that you asked about the downs, and we haven't said anything about the downs. Well, there are one or two. No. 1, the weather. You are a New Yorker, so I realize that you can handle the weather, but it can suck at times. The snow, the below zero temps, etc., can be awful, but the way I see it, the awful winter is the penance we pay for the amazing summers (as Bonnie mentioned).
    Thanks for all the responses! It's really helpful. The Wicker Park name keeps coming up -- what is that like? My friend just moved to Chicago from NYC and she is living near that area.

    I'm a city gal and not a huge fan of the suburbs, so I'm trying to get a feel for things. I used to go to Evanston every year for University Nationals and while it's nice, I definitely like a more urban environment.

    I'm actually from Boston originally and the weather there is even worse than NYC. But it seems like Chicago ALWAYS has bad weather, or at least every time I fly through O'Hare it does!!

    I hear that the cost of living is a lot cheaper than NYC. So that is good I'm getting sick of the $1000 a month for sharing a 300 square ft one bedroom apartment thing.

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    Wicker Park is good, I don't know what rent prices are there these days. You'll just have to balance cost for space, location and transportation. Near the lake is always a plus.
    "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln

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