Day one back in Chicago. Feeling utterly like a monkey back in the zoo. I gotta go chimp it in a tie, on a little bike, my fez on crooked, for a field trip carousing in the bleachers. I know the drill. I know what I have to do to get the banana-treat around here.
Being away from Chicago, up in the sweet-wild of Minneapolis, who's familiar is so different, it's vague, grassy-hilled "boring" terminally luxuriating... I come back and all I see is the cracks on the sidewalk, the shabby vibes, the blue-collar miseries in the shadow of monolithic 429,000$ one-bedroom condos, the evil looking babies - their moonpie faces gone rascalled and scowling like they are gonna hop from their strollers and teethe viciously on my knees just to watch them bleed.
Posted by Jessica at October 1, 2004 02:36 PM