Chicago, Chicago, my kind of town.

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    Jun 23, 2007 11:45 PM GMT
    With a gym named after Billie Jean King, A GYM!

    Fitness is the disco of the millenium. Not that I was into disco. Please.
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    Jun 24, 2007 12:20 AM GMT
    and it's my town! :)
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    Jun 24, 2007 12:12 PM GMT
    This is THE place to be in the summer....the lakefront...the beaches...the festivals.....nice to see so many fit people along the lakefront....ie. HOT men!!!!
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    Jun 24, 2007 12:31 PM GMT
    I love this city!
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    Jun 24, 2007 1:49 PM GMT
    So, what are the denotations of the gayborhood? Is it a strict good taste zone?
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    Jun 24, 2007 3:19 PM GMT
    That article doesn't even mention IML! For shame.
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    Jun 24, 2007 3:59 PM GMT
    So, what are the denotations of the gayborhood? Is it a strict good taste zone?

    Actually the area is lined with what I like to call Rainbow Rocket-ships! Good taste? That's in the eye of the beholder.;)

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    Jun 24, 2007 4:00 PM GMT
    Geez. A rainbow phallus.
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    Jun 24, 2007 4:14 PM GMT
    And the coolest Homo Depot I've ever seen on Halsted. Me and the Husband have just been talking about moving there in a year or two.
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    Jun 24, 2007 4:17 PM GMT
    Hey Crimthann, if you and your hubby are seriously considering moving, check out Andersonville as a neighborhood. Really great, diverse neighborhood if you're looking for something a little quieter than boystown proper.
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    Jun 24, 2007 4:41 PM GMT
    Thanks. We definatly wont be living in the city proper. I dont think the puppy would like that. He'd love the attention of course, but he is an outside pup.
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    Jun 24, 2007 4:46 PM GMT
    Then Andersonville just may be the place for you--yards, small neighborhoods, and a really dog-friendly community!
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    Jun 24, 2007 11:20 PM GMT
    Uptown/Sheridan Park is also becoming quite pink. It is between Andersonville and Lakeview so it is quite convenient.
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    Jun 24, 2007 11:31 PM GMT
    True indeed, and you can get some really beautiful vintage condos there at a reasonable price (for Chicago). We lived there for several years before moving north and west by a few clicks.
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    Jun 25, 2007 12:08 AM GMT
    On my list of places to visit before I die. Where can I hear some authentic Chicago Disco? :D
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    Jun 28, 2007 9:15 PM GMT
    Hey McGay, search out the group 'Jinx Titanic'. A little heavier than disco, but very funny-gay themed songs. They've played on Halstead at the leather bar there.

    Their 'Everybody Loves A Muscleboi' is not only hysterical but was used in the Yahoo sponsored film parody "United 300" which went on to win an MTV award this year.

    And you can hum it while you thumb through the Real Jock profiles ... :-)
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    Jun 28, 2007 10:26 PM GMT
    Chicago is just a really big Omaha.

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    Jun 28, 2007 10:55 PM GMT
    "...Chicago is just a really big Omaha..."

    Even though I like Omaha (has some great running/bike trails and a nice setting on the Missouri River), is clean, and has some nice features, saying that Chicago is just really a big Omaha, is like saying Omaha is just a big, well, Dodge City KS or Chadron in terms of setting, size, culture and amenities.

    Your jest intends to insult Chicago, of course, but it is also insulting Omaha, which I think is a nice town.

    However, Chicago is a major cultural center, has major universities, a great theater scene, has wonderful architecture (the Mission Style/Prarie style home can be traced to Chi town), is scenic and on and on.
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    Jun 28, 2007 11:01 PM GMT
    FASTPROF,

    You forget STEAMWORKS!

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    Jun 29, 2007 12:31 AM GMT
    Chicago is my mother's favorite town. She once met Billie Holiday in a bathroom there, which I think is the world's greatest brush with fame.

    I love the art museum. I love the architecture. I might have to take another look at Chicago. I need to Wicked so I can have my gay card punched anyway.

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    Jun 29, 2007 1:54 AM GMT
    PHLMuscle8.... "...STEAMWORKS..."

    Hm. You go there? But duct tape is forbidden, as is all abuse of Italians...

    :-)

    I am glad to see that skjpm is abjectly recanting, which is appropriate.
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    Jun 29, 2007 1:55 AM GMT
    We had to go to Omaha 18 years ago, and it was a pleasant enough city. The Old Market area was our favorite spot.

    The Magic Mile in Chicago has great shopping, and the city has great dining, nightlife, culture, etc. But, for me, the driving in Chicago negates all its good qualities. Without fail, I always get lost driving in Chicago, and even driving through Chicago on the Interstate is a bloody nightmare. My God, are they ever going to finish the damn construction? And, why the hell didn't they have the foresight to put in a ring road around it? If Chicago was as intelligently laid out and as easy to drive in as St. Louis, I'd go there all the time.
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    Jun 29, 2007 3:41 AM GMT
    Well, that is true, because it seems that there's always some street or expressway construction going on at any given day of the year.

    Myself, I'd rather live in Pilsen. No hear me out first! A lot of people think that Pilsen is a 'bad neighborhood', but once you get to know your neighbors, it's a great community because everyone looks out for everyone else. That, and it's mostly latino, and that's what I am.

    Andersonville, although a great neighborhood, is a little too quiet for me.
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    Jun 29, 2007 4:05 AM GMT
    Most of my family live in Chicago. Love it. My aunt and uncle live in Wheaton. Great area lit bit expensive still great.
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    Jul 03, 2007 4:31 PM GMT
    What a city. Cariboo coffee shop-never had been to one-like it. I joined "Quads" a gym west end of the village. Not a bad gym, the owner was a character.

    The nicest men in Chicago, truly friendly. Instead of shaking your hand they grab your crotch-very friendly. lol

    Lake Michigan stunning, 8 feet of snow on the sidewalks in winter-despite climate change those were the days(snow is important to a canucklehead)

    Professionally I would say it was the best Nursing experience I've had. Excellent hospital.