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Everything’s Fine

by Krista

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Everything’s fine, really. But as I’ve been saying to friends lately, the days are long, but the years are short. And my God, are the days long. Even though Chicago’s darkness makes for darkness. I’m eating out by myself tonight. Not unusual for me, but more unusual for Chicagoans, I think. (Necessity: there is only whole wheat pasta in the house that I bought in 2010. Accidentally at Costco. In bulk.) Chicago must not have the business travellers that London and New York have. The waitstaff ask me, “Where are you from?” And I tell them “Um, I’m from around the corner.” I don’t mind dining alone, but is seems to bother people here for some reason.

I’m rambling. The fact is, this blog is coming to an end. I’m not as excited about food in Chicago as I was about food in London. That may be more about me than it is about Chicago, so Chicago, don’t take it personally. (Although the local industry really needs to invest in power washing its restrooms and you really don’t need to fill my water glass every three minutes.) 2004 til now ain’t a bad run. And maybe I’ll keep going with it. Maybe in a different way. Maybe during trips to London. Or maybe if I really discover something amazing in Chicago.Maybe.

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10 comments

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Sylee March 27, 2013 - 3:44 am

We will miss you!

Melanie Seasons March 27, 2013 - 5:10 am

I hear ya, sister. I’m still in London and not finding it as interesting to write about things anymore. Haven’t been able to bring myself to do a final post though!

Feathers March 27, 2013 - 6:16 am

An end of an era. You have helped many people discovery food and I bet you will continue to do this in a new format. I can’t wait for the next chapter of your life. I do however find it slightly ironic that your final complaint is about too much tap water. How many years did you beg for water in London and praise every place that gave it to you? Never happy are you? 🙂

Krista March 27, 2013 - 6:49 am

It’s the constant refilling that gets me! Mid-conversation, always interrupting. And then you don’t realize it’s been filled again and spill it all over yourself. I prefer serve-yourself tap water.

Valentine March 27, 2013 - 3:21 pm

I hear ya SISTA … the Blog is work and I have work to do : ) I share when I have photos that I love … or when I know others will ask for travel recommendations … but the food thing … best dishes in Chicago are coming from our kitchen .. come over we will cook.

Shari April 2, 2013 - 7:12 pm

Sad to see you end this blog. I very much enjoyed it, especially as I too moved from London to Chicago. At least I can still follow you on Twitter.

Krista April 7, 2013 - 9:29 am

Shari! Who are you on Twitter? I hope I follow you back???

kaszeta April 25, 2013 - 10:07 pm

It will be sad to see the blog end, but I know the feeling well from my own blog at times. Sometimes it excites you. Sometimes it doesn’t.

Best of luck.

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