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Posted on Sunday, November 7th, 2004

Dave!Chicago is a great city. I love Chicago, honest I do. Search for "Chicago" on this blog and you'll see that I have nothing but good things to say about "The Windy City" whenever I visit. But O'Hare International Airport sucks ass. It's a big mess, sure, but the biggest problem? NO WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS!!! I mean, come on! Are they the only major airport left in America that doesn't provide wireless? Crazy. I need to talk with the mayor or something.

So now I get to sit here with nothing to do but watch some absurdly rude girl chew with her mouth open while talking with her mouth full on her mobile phone. Loudly. I can here her disgusting smacking all the way across the lobby, and I can't imagine how gross it must sound on the other end of that phone call.

Anyway, now that my job obligations are over, I get to go home for three glorious weeks. Three whole weeks to catch up on my work, unpack my suitcases, ride my motorcycle (please don't snow... please don't snow), and just r-e-l-a-x for a while. After that, I've got only three more trips (that I know of) left until January rolls around and then I'm back in Germany again (this time I need to look into visiting the BMW factory where my motorcycle was "born" - I've always wanted to do that).

... Time Passes ...

Gack! Now that I am home, I've changed my mind. It's COLD here! I want to go back to somplace like Cozumel, where it was warm...

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Of course, being able to ride my motorcycle year-round is also a bonus.


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Comments

  1. What? Not even Wayport service? Man…

  2. Krissy says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Chicago honestly. I’m sure I’ll get there one day.

  3. Dave2 says:

    Well, if they had wireless, I sure couldn’t find it this time or the last. Pretty sad, actually, because otherwise Chicago is a lot of fun.

  4. Brooks says:

    This oughta teach ya from closing comments on the IE post above. I’m going to comment here! Anyway. This place looks great in Safari as you mention to the left.
    Also, I was at a hotel in Palm Springs a while back and noticed that I got wireless access in my room but not down at the pool. The same network popped up, but needed a password. When I asked the front desk about this they said “You can get it in your room? That’s not supposed to happen!” Uh, oh, did I say I got it in my room? uh… I… umm, Which way is the bathroom?

  5. Dave2 says:

    The comments closing was a surprise to me! I must have done that by accident. Sorry. It’s fixed now.

    Most of the time I don’t mind if hotels don’t have wireless if they have high-speed internet on ethernet. But at an airport? You’re forced to wait at a gate, so wireless is the only option to provide for everybody. I think O’Hare is the only “major” airport I’ve been to in the last couple of years to not provide it… even for a charge. Kind of a shock when a small airport like Ft. Lauderdale provide it for free (at least they did when I was there).

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