Whew! Well, I managed to survive. It was tough. Anybody else make it? Ah, superfly, kobie - good good...
Unfortunately, it ain't over. Last night was just the beginning. Tonight, it's alien invasion. Sunday is zombies. Better go stock up on canned goods, ammo, holy water, lube. This is serious, people.
however, i didn't find Chicago to be a dangerous hellhole. actually had a blast there.
i think it helps to go there with someone who lives there and knows how to navigate it. i went in 2006, and only encountered rude people and traffic nightmares. didn't plan to go back. however, this time, i had so much fun that i really didn't want to leave. i hope to head up that way again in the autumn.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger