* A member of my nuclear family is in the movie Hoosiers.
* If you're in the car with me and the radio is on, a John Mellencamp song will play.
* David Letterman's mom lived next to my piano teacher when I was growing up.
You get the idea.
I went to a mid-size school in Ohio that allowed me to have four years of pseudo-independence and study abroad for a semester. Seeing 11 countries in 3 months seemed like a major accomplishment at the time, but I can't wait to head back and spend some quality time in some of my favorite places.
Like you, I love Chicago, especially in the summer. I love to do all the Chicago eating, drinking and exploring, just like everyone else who isn't some kind of dunce.
TL:DR - I'm basically a Liz Lemon who isn't ashamed of her feet.