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November 22, 2013 at 12:36 AMComments: 1 Faves: 0

Inner Monologue of Moving to Chicago

By Breana Ostrander More Blogs by This Author

  1. Oh, a Starbucks! And another Starbucks! How nice! There’s even one right next to my building!
  2. Wait, do I take the train or the bus? Why is everyone calling it the “El”? Like East Lansing?
  3. What is that smell?
  4. What is the difference between Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square? Why does only Lincoln Square have a statue of Lincoln in it?
  5. Oh my God, this is a small apartment. On to the next one.
  6. Shoot. The last apartment was bigger.
  7. Ooh, this apartment says yes to cats!
  8. Ugh, what is that smell? It smells like…oh god, it smells like cats.
  9. I don’t even need my car here, how fun! I’ll just take the bus everywhere. It doesn’t matter that I’ve always shunned public transportation, I’m sure I’ll get used to it.
  10. Where is the bean? Am I supposed to call it by its real name now? Sky Cloud? Cloud in the Sky?
  11. I bet it sucks to be colorblind and use this transit system.
  12. Oh god, who is this man and why does he appear to be sniffing my hair from the seat next to mine on the bus?
  13. Is it acceptable to cry in public here?
  14. Wow, what is that smell? Seriously guys.
  15. I am absolutely never using the bus again; public transportation is not my thing.
  16. What the hell, City Target? I know for a fact that this mini shampoo is only $0.99 at the rural ones.
  17. Where am I?
  18. What do you mean this bus stops half way to where I’m going? I can’t just get off here?
  19. So this work thing, it’s really happening every day?
  20. WAS THAT A COCKROACH?
  21. They’re not kidding about that wind, huh? It’s making me want to lie down in the street and die.
  22. That smell is pungent, but I guess those holiday lights are pretty.

Stay tuned for next month, when I might find the bean by accidentally getting off at the wrong train stop. 

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1 Comment

  • I definitely should have waited to read this until I got home, seeing as I think it's inappropriate for my obnoxious laughter to interrupt the working environment we're trying to promote. This is fantastic. Of your blogs I've read (almost all of them, I'm pacing myself) they're all fantastic as well. Keep tapping into this humor, it's gold!

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