City Kids10:38 AM
When my siblings and I were younger, one of our favorite things to do was visit our grandparents. Both my grandparents on my mom's, and dad's side of the family lived north of where we did, in sparsely populated areas. We loved playing the woods, or on the farm with all of our cousins. We loved riding four-wheelers, going sledding, and catching frogs in the pond. We always used to ask our dad if we could move "up north", or "to the farm". My dad would always respond with "you guys would get bored, you are city kids".
Of course, we were always baffled by this. However, as I grew older, I always pictured myself living in an apartment in some big-city a la "Friends" (obviously not Monica's apartment, because reality). I'd imagine emerging from my apartment building onto a street where I could stop in at a local coffee shop, then hop on the subway to work. Being in Chicago always makes me feel like I get a tiny taste of what that life might be like, as we always take the trains and buses while there. I always bring my headphones and my book to further blend in with the locals (one of the security guards at Millenium park thought we were! Score!), although the locals in Chicago tend to be pretty friendly, even if they are anti-social.
Currently I live in a boring suburb in my shabby-but-lovable house, but who knows where we will be in the next few years. Kyle keeps telling me to hurry up and write the next great American Novel so that we can get another house somewhere. A small apartment in some big city? A small shack in Michigan's Upper Peninsula? Who knows. Maybe we will just buy a hippie van and live on the road with Louie and our kitties, and a trailer for all of my books (because necessities).
It's Friday, Bitches!
Coat, necklace, & dress-Forever 21
Shirt-Hand me down