It looks like we're going to have a real White Christmas here in Chicago. Unfortunately, it won't be anything out of a Norman Rockwell painting, with happy shoppers gaily strolling down Michigan Avenue, while their rosy cheeked children ice skate in the Hancock plaza. Not with the wind chill factor hovering around minus eighteen. I think the city is going to be a vacant lot soon if it doesn't warm up to a minimum of twenty something at least.
Even better, the Bears are playing the Packers tonight at Soldier Field. Will anybody in their right mind be in the stands? And whose idea was it to schedule TWO games in Soldier Field in December? Especially this December. Somebody sitting in a warm NFL office I'm thinking. This month is turning out to be the coldest and snowiest one in thirty years.
Of all the renovations they could have made to the original Soldier Field, wouldn't you think somebody might have suggested putting a lid on it? You know, a ROOF? It's not like global warming is coming to the Windy City in my lifetime. At least with a roof on top the new version of Soldier Field wouldn't look like a flying saucer just landed on top of the old place. It would look more like a flying saucer landed on top of the old place with a frying pan stuck on top to keep the snow out.
If the new, improved Soldier Field had a roof added, we could host the Super Bowl. Or the BCS Championship. Or a Beach Boys concert in January. Or the Olympics. Hard to believe that the Olympic committee has actually seen that ugly monument to politics and indecision, but still considers Chicago a contender for 2016.
The building looks like something Blagojevich swapped for a senator. Speaking of governors -- have you heard that Bristol Palin's future MIL just got busted for felony drug possession? It may be so cold here that my teeth keep freezing to my toothbrush, but that piece of news positively warmed my heart.
Well, let's see, today's the 22nd. Time to get out and do my holiday shopping. Or at least buy some thoughtful gift cards.