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07/27/13
Top Ten Things I Can do in Chicago but not China
Filed under: General, Culture
Posted by: @ 10:58 pm

10. Exit from the front door of a bus without getting yelled at
9. Find a Petoskey stone
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8, Drink a local brew with the Colonel
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7. Do yoga in English
6. Lick the juice dripping down my arm from a Flamin’ Fury purchased at Green City Market
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5. Log onto facebook without first connecting to a VPN
4. Take in the fresh smell of a homeless person. The amount of destitute people in Chicago is staggering.  Over 105,338 Chicagoans are homeless, a 12% increase from last year. - http://www.chicagohomeless.org/faq-studies/#sthash.P8j1N5lg.dpuf
3. Choose between Cuban, Mexican, Greek, French, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Italian or American  cuisine on just one block of Broadway
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2. Sit –no squat—on a public john
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1. Get hit with a $50 vomit clean up fee in a taxi.
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One Response to “Top Ten Things I Can do in Chicago but not China”

  1. Susan Drone-Prickett Says:
    Ginger, love this Top Ten list. Your ability to put your eclectic and comedic twist while including a very serious issue (increasing homelessness in Chicago) inspires me. I’ve heard through my work with the City Colleges that there are homeless students who are working minimum wage jobs while attending college, trying to improve their current circumstances and have some chance toward achieving some degree of upward social mobility. One administrator shared with me that he has hungry students come to ask if he has any food in his office on a daily basis. i feel confident stating that I’m sure although very kind and nurturing he isn’t the only one experiencing and attempting to directly assist these student in this way. It’s difficult for anyone to focus when they’re seriously hungry. Thanks for the link with the stats. Keep up all of your great works ~ A Sister in Faith & Community :-)

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