I don't want to sound like a Grinch, but I find it a sacred practice not to celebrate Christmas early and I planned on following this rule until the day I died. Then I moved to Chicago.
This city is dirty, eclectic, and a bit eccentric. It's also breathtaking and thought-provoking.
I can't say that I truly believe in ghosts or demons, but I do believe in the people trying to find explanations for the unexplainable mysteries of life.
With only one day of my weekend free and over 250 places to choose from, I had to pick wisely.
I've always been a wallflower, almost to a fault...but today I found it to be a bit of a gift.
I felt weirdly under-dressed and like I couldn't actually go inside the stores.
Suprise! I moved.
If you want to get anywhere on time, or even on the day you plan on getting somewhere, don't rely on Amtrak.
Saint Patrick's Day gives me an excuse to celebrate my favorite culture without anyone else blinking an eye.
If you convince yourself a particular day is special, it will be, no matter what happens.