|Night view from the Shedd Aquarium|
I recently landed a job in
and I find myself everyday trying to maneuver my way through the urban jungle. I literally learn something new everyday. Often, I learn it as I've made the wrong decision - got on the wrong L, missed my train, forgot my umbrella. etc. I try and fit in, but I am almost positive I often stick out like a sore thumb - but I am getting beter. I try and make mental notes often, so I can blog about my experiences - I think others would get a nice laugh about the level of unfortunate I am. Chicago
Living in the suburbs, I am usually doing the city to subs commute at least once a day via public transportation. Office to home usually takes about 2 hours, depending. It goes: walk 3 blocks, brown line, walk 3 blocks to Union Station, BNSF train to Lisle, bus #825, walk home - all of which is pretty obnoxious. I used to be working for the weekend, now I am simply working to move to the city.
|Think I can officially call myself a commuter now that I buy 10-ride passes.|
Although I've pretty much got my commute situation down these days, it took me FOREVER to conquer the L.
Day 1: I learned what line to take to get to the loop & that I need to go north on Wells because you can't access Union Station from the South without walking an extra few blocks :(
Day 2: Learned the purple & brown line are basically the same thing.
Day 3: Learned the purple & brown line are basically the same thing, except opposite, when you get to the loop. Purple gets me to
from the city faster, but takes me an extra 15 mins. to get downtown from work. Lincoln Park
Day 4: After waiting for the purple line to
, I realize it only runs during rush hour-must take the brown mid-day. Lincoln Park
Day 5: Brown line doesn't run after 1:30am, get your drunk ass in a cab.
Regardless of all the bumps in the road, I absolutely 100% enjoy the city-especially when I find myself 45 mins. early to an event & can shop on the magnificent mile :) I've also enjoyed how much city-goers work Happy Hours into their lifestyle. Got to meet up with some friends at Zed451, which has fast turned into my favorite restaurant in the city. Got to eat there for free for work too - DELICIOUS!!
|Some of my favorite Chi Town ladies, old & new - Trisha, Me, Stephanie, Natalie & Katie|
|Fondue & Sangria - AMAZING|