chicago commons


1. Spacious skies, amber waves of grain, majestic mountains, fruited plains
2. Wait, what’s a fruited plain again?
3. We all want some of your fries
4. Two words: ranch dressing
5. We laugh at Uranus
6. We have awesome national and state parks
7. We have awesome nature in general
8. And a secret wish to live in Hawaii
9. After about 10 years old, the fireworks kind of seem the same
10. We know that fireworks parking is the worst kind of parking there is
11. Funnel Cake, while neither funnel nor cake, is still awesome
12. We share the struggle to remove popcorn shells from under our tongues
13. Most of us can’t really sing The Star Spangled Banner
14. But we still get butterflies when we hear The Star Spangled Banner
15. And we pretty much don’t use the word “spangled” except for this song
16. We drive 5-ish mph over the limit
17. And when it rains, we forget HOW to drive
18. We have no queen except one…and we can’t legally say her name but we all know who we mean.
19. We know that the more cheese you add to something, the better it gets
20. We did not actually meet our true love through a rose ceremony
21. We all have that one weird uncle, you know the one
22. We belong to the land that invented jazz
23. And rock ‘n’ roll
24. And baseball
25. And basketball
26. And real football ;)
27. We love lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and pools
28. But none of us feel 100% great about our current swimsuits
29. Nose hairs
30. Law and Order reruns
31. Nobody knows what the ending of “Lost” meant
32. Everybody thinks they know what the ending of “Sopranos” meant
33. We all think we shoulda won the lottery
34. We love days off, especially when sleeping is involved
35. Love for hot dogs—plain, chili, New York, Chicago-style, tofu, or just a banana split we’re calling a “hot dog” for some reason
36. Cereal for dinner? Sure
37. We all look goofy swatting bugs near our faces
38. We eat through our food holes
39. We pee, especially after beer, wine, or margaritas
40. Unless you don’t drink beer, wine or margaritas (fill in favorite beverage here)
41. We all wonder what happens to swallowed watermelon seeds, but we don’t really want to know
42. We all could have learned a foreign language with the amount of time we’ve spent on Facebook
43. We have really @#$%ing expensive healthcare
44. We think we might read Moby Dick someday
45. We think the next state over is the one that’s full of hicks
46. We’re individualists who care about each other
47. We all want a clean, green, safe world for our kids and grandkids
48. A constitution and government that has stood the test of time, but also grown with us through the centuries
49. Our votes and voices count
50. We know our country’s not perfect, but there’s still no other place we’d rather call home!


Common - Be (2005)

I want to be as free as the spirits of those who left
I’m talking Malcolm, Coltrane, my man Yusef
Through death grew conception, new breath and resurrection
For moms, new steps in a direction
In the right way, told her, “Inside is where the fight lay
And everything a nigga do may not be what he might say”
Chicago nights they, stay on the mind
But I write many lives, they, lay on these lines
Wavin’ signs of the times, many say the grind’s on the mind
Shorties blunted-eyed and everyone wanna rhyme
Bush pushing lies, killers immortalized
We got arms but won’t reach for the skies
Waiting for the Lord to rise, I look into my daughter’s eyes
And realize I'ma learn through her
The Messiah, might even return through her
If I'ma do it, I gotta change the world through her
Furs and a Benz, Gramps wantin ‘em
Demons and old friends, Pops, they hauntin’ him
The chosen one from the land of the frozen sun
Where drunk nights get remembered more than sober ones
Walk like warriors, we were never told to run
Explored the world to return to where my soul begun
Never looking back, or too far in front of me
The present is a gift, and I just want to be

I love Chicago but it is gross as fuck

While I fully support your right to wear whatever the hell you want as long as it doesn’t constitute indecent exposure… You do realize this is Chicago and thus probably the filthiest fucking place in Illinois outside of pig farms and actual literal garbage dumps, right? Why the fuck would you wear something that’d result in your bare ass touching the fabric of a CTA bus seat?


S/O to Outkast

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NATALIE AND WILL IN EVERY EPISODE || The Number of Rats (2x20)

Now, I saw what happened to that girl, and if it were my sister or my daughter or my mom, I’d want you to do exactly what you’re doing right now. Ask me anything you want. Anytime.