A little bit about me so you have some frame of reference when the four of you actually reading my blog start the infamous eye rolling. I live in Woodridge, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago. Excellent. I grew up in Peoria, Illinois, a decent enough dose of Americana along the Illinois river and the biggest city you’ll see between Chicago and St. Louis. My education is in Environmental Health from Illinois State University, where I actually wanted to get into commercial pollution prevention before joining some federal organization and working my way to President of the United States. (I already have a campaign slogan: “Doomsday for the Deceiver”. Thank you, Flotsam and Jetsam.) However, I decided I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work for a national lab, so I took the “less interesting” position of Industrial Hygienist. So I’m not saving the whales and will probably never be President, but at least I got the federal organization part down. And I get to have long hair, so it all works out.
A huge Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan, I wait patiently for the Cubbies to provide me with eternal bliss. The eighth inning made me cry in 2003 and Kane made me cry in 2010, and I’ve broken one or two things during the Cutler era. I was too young to remember the ‘85 Bears, though I do have the Super Bowl on VHS and still watch it every now and again. The highlight of my life so far was attending the Blackhawks Stanley Cup rally in 2010, though a close second would be standing in Grant Park on Election Night 2008. I love Metallica and dream of someday being in a Coheed and Cambria cover band.
Finally, I am a proud member of the liberal elite. I used to take offense to this characterization, feeling it rather unfair to paint all liberals as thinking they’re better than everybody else. And I still do not think I’m better than everybody else. I merely think I’m better than all non-liberals. Coming to grips with the fact that there’s obviously something mentally and socially defective with those who do not share my same points of view, I now embrace the term.
No offense, of course. I do enjoy some conservatives. Mostly ones who are Cub fans.