John Walker's Electronic House

World Weary

by on Oct.21, 2005, under The Rest

Nineteen hours of travel later, to return to a place I want to be about 24% as much as the place I left, I also have no idea what’s wrong with the comments. I guess something is up with Ice. Which unfortunately means it won’t ever be fixed because Nick would have to admit that something was wrong with it.

In the meantime, they appear to load if you wait long enough. Posting them appears more pot luck. If you desperately need to say something, I’m occasionally able to log in to my Master Editing Web Castle (as is the case right now, what with being able to post something) and will edit comments in manually if you email them to me. Although they’ll have to be compliments about how incredibly great I am, and about how you know exactly how I can go about securing an ideal job in Chicago and moving there, to be worth the effort.

Meantime, I’m going to be sulking and plotting over here.

8 Comments for this entry

  • Lewis

    So are they working yet?

  • admin

    Nick was right, nagdabbit. I hate it when that happens.

  • bob_arctor

    What’s so bad with the UK compared with the US?

  • admin

    As I’ve said before, Chicago is a town that appears to have been built as if it wants humans to live in it. Rather than every town in the UK where the humans seem to be some awful inconvenience that they can’t wait to be rid of. “5.30, thank goodness. We can close the coffee shop now and get rid of all these dreadful customers.” It’s an attitude thing. The UK has a horrible attitude problem that Chicago does not.

    But it’s nothing that simplistic. The UK also doesn’t have murderous gangs in such volume and power, it doesn’t have poverty on such an attrocious scale, it has a free health service, it doesn’t have capital punishment… I’m not pretending that it’s a place of perfection.

    What it comes down to is, however, very simple: Chicago feels like home. When I get there, I understand what people mean when they say they feel “at home”, which I’ve never felt in the UK. And when I leave, I cry.

  • Ben

    Well, I’ve never been to Chicago, but they’ll be singing on the streets tonight. You came back too early, John. Bloody unlucky.

  • KM