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2021-08-27 10:02:23 AM  
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2021-08-27 10:02:48 AM  
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2021-08-27 10:38:34 AM  
once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly
 
2021-08-27 10:59:59 AM  

kdawg7736: [onlyinyourstate.com image 850x680]


This is very true.

Just moved from Chicago to Lake County and hardly anyone was wearing masks until this week.
 
2021-08-27 11:12:23 AM  

kdawg7736: [i.chzbgr.com image 492x454]

Apparently, they meant "we'll have a city here in the future ... one day ... please?"
 
2021-08-27 11:24:55 AM  
I haven't been out and about a lot lately, but I'd say the number of people wearing masks in grocery stores/Target etc. never got much below 75% in my corner of Chicago. Which is nice, since the vaccination rate is still around 60%. Worried about school starting up next week, but at least our governor isn't pro-virus like some others.
 
2021-08-27 11:42:05 AM  

gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly


And, obviously, north of U of I is a paradise.
 
2021-08-27 11:48:35 AM  

gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly


There are no hillbillies in Illinois.

Lot of flatlandbillies, though

/ And I'll assume by "u. of il" you mean UIC
 
2021-08-27 11:52:54 AM  
In the SW suburbs, I've not seen more than maybe 10% of people wearing masks.

Yesterday I (masked) was leaving a local Jimmy Johns and passed by a unmasked woman in the parking lot walking between my car and the one next to mine, and she gave me a look of genuine fear.

I was genuinely confused.

(Then again, I live right on the corn border, where the suburbs turn into farmland)
 
2021-08-27 11:53:13 AM  
Washingdumb and Oregone say hello to Illinois.
 
2021-08-27 11:54:57 AM  

CivilizedTiger: gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly

There are no hillbillies in Illinois.

Lot of flatlandbillies, though

/ And I'll assume by "u. of il" you mean UIC


I was going to say if they were referring to U of I, they'd need to move that border wayyyy the hell north. Where I live, I'm surrounded by the common clay of the new west.
 
2021-08-27 12:08:00 PM  

imashark: In the SW suburbs, I've not seen more than maybe 10% of people wearing masks.

Yesterday I (masked) was leaving a local Jimmy Johns and passed by a unmasked woman in the parking lot walking between my car and the one next to mine, and she gave me a look of genuine fear.

I was genuinely confused.

(Then again, I live right on the corn border, where the suburbs turn into farmland)


That's odd. I get snarky side glances in nwi. Pisses me off.
 
2021-08-27 12:20:03 PM  

imashark: CivilizedTiger: gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly

There are no hillbillies in Illinois.

Lot of flatlandbillies, though

/ And I'll assume by "u. of il" you mean UIC

I was going to say if they were referring to U of I, they'd need to move that border wayyyy the hell north. Where I live, I'm surrounded by the common clay of the new west.


Same.  I'm 40 minutes north of Champaign and there's a whole bunch of stupid around here.  Some good folks too, but I think we're slightly out numbered.
 
2021-08-27 12:23:40 PM  
Vicious circle time.
 
2021-08-27 12:24:51 PM  

Trainspotr: I haven't been out and about a lot lately, but I'd say the number of people wearing masks in grocery stores/Target etc. never got much below 75% in my corner of Chicago. Which is nice, since the vaccination rate is still around 60%. Worried about school starting up next week, but at least our governor isn't pro-virus like some others.


St. Louis area here (IL side), and it dropped to about 20% as soon as the mandate was removed. I still mask up...at least people have stopped crappy comments for me wearing one. (Which happened when the mandate was first lifted)

I am hearing some companies saying "I don't care, we won't mandate masks"

Why, yes, they DO get outbreaks. Why do you ask?
 
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2021-08-27 12:28:04 PM  
I've got a vaccinated co-worker who is now under quarantine because his kid brought home Covid from a rural school where all the parents want to stigit to the Libs.

Wow.. how could we have predicted that putting kids back in schools (especially in areas with yahoo hick parents) would be a shiatshow?
 
2021-08-27 12:29:09 PM  
Peoria area is strong with the stupid.
 
2021-08-27 12:51:39 PM  

gameshowhost: once you get south of

I-80 u. of il, it's nothing but mostly hillbilly country with the exception of Urbana-Champaign and Bloomington-Normal.

/mostly


FTFY.
 
2021-08-27 1:04:45 PM  

kdawg7736: [onlyinyourstate.com image 850x680]


This is just too true. I'm a Central Illinoisan. When I went to Chicago to go to college, I'd tell people "I'm from Peoria." They're like "Is that in Illinois?" Others, I'd say "I'm from Illinois" and they'd say "Oh, Chicago?"

I assume New Yorkers get the same thing.
 
2021-08-27 1:29:49 PM  

bobug: Trainspotr: I haven't been out and about a lot lately, but I'd say the number of people wearing masks in grocery stores/Target etc. never got much below 75% in my corner of Chicago. Which is nice, since the vaccination rate is still around 60%. Worried about school starting up next week, but at least our governor isn't pro-virus like some others.

St. Louis area here (IL side), and it dropped to about 20% as soon as the mandate was removed. I still mask up...at least people have stopped crappy comments for me wearing one. (Which happened when the mandate was first lifted)

I am hearing some companies saying "I don't care, we won't mandate masks"

Why, yes, they DO get outbreaks. Why do you ask?


I too am in IL but my work is in Mo, close to St. Louis. Thankfully I've work from home since shortly after this all started and our CEO is smart enough to be pro vaccine and even offer incentives to get the Vaccine. They also insist on masks when inside the office. I did have to go to a Dollar General not far from home last night to pick up some things we needed for supper. I was the only one masked in a crowded store. It's like I'm in some bizzaro land where Trump country Mo is doing the right things but Democrat IL is fumbling the ball. Good on Pritzker for trying though.
 
2021-08-27 1:34:23 PM  

imashark: CivilizedTiger: gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly

There are no hillbillies in Illinois.

Lot of flatlandbillies, though

/ And I'll assume by "u. of il" you mean UIC

I was going to say if they were referring to U of I, they'd need to move that border wayyyy the hell north. Where I live, I'm surrounded by the common clay of the new west.


Certainly wasn't UIS cuz nobody knows about it.

/it was cheap
//didn't graduate though
///GO PRAIRIE STARS!
 
2021-08-27 1:37:06 PM  

nolanvoid1: bobug: Trainspotr: I haven't been out and about a lot lately, but I'd say the number of people wearing masks in grocery stores/Target etc. never got much below 75% in my corner of Chicago. Which is nice, since the vaccination rate is still around 60%. Worried about school starting up next week, but at least our governor isn't pro-virus like some others.

St. Louis area here (IL side), and it dropped to about 20% as soon as the mandate was removed. I still mask up...at least people have stopped crappy comments for me wearing one. (Which happened when the mandate was first lifted)

I am hearing some companies saying "I don't care, we won't mandate masks"

Why, yes, they DO get outbreaks. Why do you ask?

I too am in IL but my work is in Mo, close to St. Louis. Thankfully I've work from home since shortly after this all started and our CEO is smart enough to be pro vaccine and even offer incentives to get the Vaccine. They also insist on masks when inside the office. I did have to go to a Dollar General not far from home last night to pick up some things we needed for supper. I was the only one masked in a crowded store. It's like I'm in some bizzaro land where Trump country Mo is doing the right things but Democrat IL is fumbling the ball. Good on Pritzker for trying though.


*waves at you* I am in O'Fallon, IL.

I can't believe how much griping I hear about masks and vaccines out of ex-military people. Seriously.

I got vaccinated as soon as my hematologist cleared me, and will be getting my booster soon, since I am immunocompromised.
 
2021-08-27 1:39:47 PM  

bobug: Trainspotr: I haven't been out and about a lot lately, but I'd say the number of people wearing masks in grocery stores/Target etc. never got much below 75% in my corner of Chicago. Which is nice, since the vaccination rate is still around 60%. Worried about school starting up next week, but at least our governor isn't pro-virus like some others.

St. Louis area here (IL side), and it dropped to about 20% as soon as the mandate was removed. I still mask up...at least people have stopped crappy comments for me wearing one. (Which happened when the mandate was first lifted)

I am hearing some companies saying "I don't care, we won't mandate masks"

Why, yes, they DO get outbreaks. Why do you ask?


We had entire towns down here in central Illinois last winter who ignored the prohibotion on indoor dining. I'd drive past restaurants with full parking lots on my way to work at the hospital and flip them off. It felt like being stabbed in the back. One of my formerly favorite places in town fell into the "choose to ignore" category. They were about the only place in town that would make me a cheeseburger at 8am after I got off work. (I don't want breakfast in the morning. I've been working all night. I want dinner!)   But I will not be going back there. Same for any other business that just didn't feel it was necessary to do their part by following the rules. I wish they'd all go out of business.
 
2021-08-27 1:40:58 PM  

bobug: *waves at you* I am in O'Fallon, IL.


Hello! Your town is the town my friends and I used to drive to if we wanted to do something more interesting than hang out at a Hardees. We could hang out at a *Steak n Shake* in O'Fallon.
 
2021-08-27 1:47:29 PM  

RogermcAllen: gameshowhost: once you get south of I-80 u. of il, it's nothing but mostly hillbilly country with the exception of Urbana-Champaign and Bloomington-Normal.

/mostly

FTFY.


Yeah, this is way more accurate. 

/lives south of I-80.
 
2021-08-27 2:33:11 PM  
I live in northbrook right now and I barely saw anyone in masks recently, actually we just had a small fair across the street from me and if say maybe 1 in 10 wore masks, for reference we are close enough to the city to commute
 
2021-08-27 2:35:56 PM  

Bazolar: imashark: CivilizedTiger: gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly

There are no hillbillies in Illinois.

Lot of flatlandbillies, though

/ And I'll assume by "u. of il" you mean UIC

I was going to say if they were referring to U of I, they'd need to move that border wayyyy the hell north. Where I live, I'm surrounded by the common clay of the new west.

Same.  I'm 40 minutes north of Champaign and there's a whole bunch of stupid around here.  Some good folks too, but I think we're slightly out numbered.


Hello neighbor I probably fly over your house. As soon as you get away from large towns the.  educational level drops and religion is up.  My town of 3000 has 12 churches.
 
2021-08-27 2:41:33 PM  
The blue urban enclaves in Illinois are surrounded by seas of rural rubes. It wouldn't be as big a problem if the rubes kept to their rustic areas but the yokels do come into the big city for things they need and thus spread it around more.
 
2021-08-27 2:45:37 PM  

Trainspotr: I haven't been out and about a lot lately, but I'd say the number of people wearing masks in grocery stores/Target etc. never got much below 75% in my corner of Chicago. Which is nice, since the vaccination rate is still around 60%. Worried about school starting up next week, but at least our governor isn't pro-virus like some others.


Out where I'm at in western burbs is say the same.  We have over 70% vaccination rates too in our county.  So we're doing pretty well.  Before the covid variant really took hold and I was fully vaxxed, I'd go into stores without a mask if I was shopping off-hours, but still wear it if I went in during peak hours.

Not anymore though.  2 children under 12, I'm not risking it.  They'd probably be fine if they caught it.... but they interact with others who are at risk, so it's just not worth the risk.
 
2021-08-27 2:50:13 PM  

FatherChaos: kdawg7736: [onlyinyourstate.com image 850x680]

This is just too true. I'm a Central Illinoisan. When I went to Chicago to go to college, I'd tell people "I'm from Peoria." They're like "Is that in Illinois?" Others, I'd say "I'm from Illinois" and they'd say "Oh, Chicago?"

I assume New Yorkers get the same thing.


That's just why I say I'm from Chicago, because telling them exactly where I'm from might as well tell them I'm from Valles Marineris.  I was born in Chicago, lived there for a while both in younger years and early adulthood, and now live in burbs.  But it's pointless to tell people exact town as they're not going to know it.
 
2021-08-27 2:50:47 PM  
Said many times already.

Downstate trash.
 
2021-08-27 2:56:36 PM  

bobug: I can't believe how much griping I hear about masks and vaccines out of ex-military people. Seriously.


I don't get that either.  If you've served in the past 20 years.... you were in a desert and you most definitely had to mask up unless you wanted mouth and lungs full of sand/dust.  12+ hours a day wearing balaclava or the neck gaiter over mouth and nose.

Unless of course they never left the wire and just make it sound like they're badasses to say they served.

That's not even mentioning all the shots you had to get to just serve, let alone if you deployed.
 
2021-08-27 2:58:35 PM  

dkulprit: FatherChaos: kdawg7736: [onlyinyourstate.com image 850x680]

This is just too true. I'm a Central Illinoisan. When I went to Chicago to go to college, I'd tell people "I'm from Peoria." They're like "Is that in Illinois?" Others, I'd say "I'm from Illinois" and they'd say "Oh, Chicago?"

I assume New Yorkers get the same thing.

That's just why I say I'm from Chicago, because telling them exactly where I'm from might as well tell them I'm from Valles Marineris.  I was born in Chicago, lived there for a while both in younger years and early adulthood, and now live in burbs.  But it's pointless to tell people exact town as they're not going to know it.


I always say southwest Chicagoland (which is allowed, I have a Metra station 5 minutes away).
 
2021-08-27 3:05:03 PM  

bobug: nolanvoid1: bobug: Trainspotr: I haven't been out and about a lot lately, but I'd say the number of people wearing masks in grocery stores/Target etc. never got much below 75% in my corner of Chicago. Which is nice, since the vaccination rate is still around 60%. Worried about school starting up next week, but at least our governor isn't pro-virus like some others.

St. Louis area here (IL side), and it dropped to about 20% as soon as the mandate was removed. I still mask up...at least people have stopped crappy comments for me wearing one. (Which happened when the mandate was first lifted)

I am hearing some companies saying "I don't care, we won't mandate masks"

Why, yes, they DO get outbreaks. Why do you ask?

I too am in IL but my work is in Mo, close to St. Louis. Thankfully I've work from home since shortly after this all started and our CEO is smart enough to be pro vaccine and even offer incentives to get the Vaccine. They also insist on masks when inside the office. I did have to go to a Dollar General not far from home last night to pick up some things we needed for supper. I was the only one masked in a crowded store. It's like I'm in some bizzaro land where Trump country Mo is doing the right things but Democrat IL is fumbling the ball. Good on Pritzker for trying though.

*waves at you* I am in O'Fallon, IL.

I can't believe how much griping I hear about masks and vaccines out of ex-military people. Seriously.

I got vaccinated as soon as my hematologist cleared me, and will be getting my booster soon, since I am immunocompromised.


Quick question(s) that you might be able to answer.

Why is there an O'Fallon, MO right across the border?  Did they copy illinois?

Is there a rivalry between O'Fallon, IL and O'Fallon, MO?
 
2021-08-27 3:07:21 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: dkulprit: FatherChaos: kdawg7736: [onlyinyourstate.com image 850x680]

This is just too true. I'm a Central Illinoisan. When I went to Chicago to go to college, I'd tell people "I'm from Peoria." They're like "Is that in Illinois?" Others, I'd say "I'm from Illinois" and they'd say "Oh, Chicago?"

I assume New Yorkers get the same thing.

That's just why I say I'm from Chicago, because telling them exactly where I'm from might as well tell them I'm from Valles Marineris.  I was born in Chicago, lived there for a while both in younger years and early adulthood, and now live in burbs.  But it's pointless to tell people exact town as they're not going to know it.

I always say southwest Chicagoland (which is allowed, I have a Metra station 5 minutes away).


I like telling people I live east of Chicago to see if it clicks first, if it does, than I'll give them a more serious answer.
 
2021-08-27 3:31:44 PM  

imashark: In the SW suburbs, I've not seen more than maybe 10% of people wearing masks.

Yesterday I (masked) was leaving a local Jimmy Johns and passed by a unmasked woman in the parking lot walking between my car and the one next to mine, and she gave me a look of genuine fear.

I was genuinely confused.

(Then again, I live right on the corn border, where the suburbs turn into farmland)


The way some people view it is if you're vaccinated, you don't need to wear a mask. Therefore, if you have a mask on, you must not be vaccinated.
 
2021-08-27 3:33:03 PM  
If you follow the highways from Chicago along the east shore of Lake Michigan for about 3 hours you get to me, and my mom.  We have Covid, she's in the hospital right now.  She was vaccinated in March because she's old, and I was vaccinated in April because I'm her caregiver.

I tried to sequester, to stay away from people as much as possible.  She wanted to hang out with my sister and her friends.  A party every weekend, on a boat during the summer.   And they didn't vaccinate.  My sister didn't because she's just way too busy, too much going on, moving and shaking and goddammit she cannot be down for 2 days if she has a bad reaction to the vaccine.  So she didn't get one.  Most of her friends didn't vaccinate because the vaccination is a liberal plot, or really, they just don't need it, because they're family have always been strong.  I shiat you not.   The stupid in Western Michigan is breathtaking in its creativity.  They're all scrambling right now to get Covid tests, but not vaccines.

Mom might come home tonight, or they might admit her, we don't know yet.  She's not expressing respiratory problems, yesterday's antibody infusion probably has made the Covid not much of a problem.  But secondary infections are probably the problem right now - meaning the vomiting keeps her from taking meds which aggravate everything else.  82 year-olds don't have simple problems.

I just need about 4 shots of 18-year old Oban.  But i can't because I need to be excruciatingly lucid if she comes home.  Or half a doob, but I can't for the same reason.  I got up to check on her every half hour last night, so I'm pretty dragged out right now.  And now that I think about it, neither she nor I have eaten since yesterday.  Goddamn, everything is farked up and it's just getting farked up more.

Danger to your mom is a ridiculously strong motivating instinct.
 
2021-08-27 3:40:10 PM  

Aquapope: If you follow the highways from Chicago along the east shore of Lake Michigan for about 3 hours you get to me, and my mom.  We have Covid, she's in the hospital right now.  She was vaccinated in March because she's old, and I was vaccinated in April because I'm her caregiver.

I tried to sequester, to stay away from people as much as possible.  She wanted to hang out with my sister and her friends.  A party every weekend, on a boat during the summer.   And they didn't vaccinate.  My sister didn't because she's just way too busy, too much going on, moving and shaking and goddammit she cannot be down for 2 days if she has a bad reaction to the vaccine.  So she didn't get one.  Most of her friends didn't vaccinate because the vaccination is a liberal plot, or really, they just don't need it, because they're family have always been strong.  I shiat you not.   The stupid in Western Michigan is breathtaking in its creativity.  They're all scrambling right now to get Covid tests, but not vaccines.

Mom might come home tonight, or they might admit her, we don't know yet.  She's not expressing respiratory problems, yesterday's antibody infusion probably has made the Covid not much of a problem.  But secondary infections are probably the problem right now - meaning the vomiting keeps her from taking meds which aggravate everything else.  82 year-olds don't have simple problems.

I just need about 4 shots of 18-year old Oban.  But i can't because I need to be excruciatingly lucid if she comes home.  Or half a doob, but I can't for the same reason.  I got up to check on her every half hour last night, so I'm pretty dragged out right now.  And now that I think about it, neither she nor I have eaten since yesterday.  Goddamn, everything is farked up and it's just getting farked up more.

Danger to your mom is a ridiculously strong motivating instinct.


Sorry to hear that. Hope she recovers fully and you can roast a spliff while sipping your Oban.
 
2021-08-27 3:42:28 PM  

gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly


I'd say everything south of Joliet, and west of Aurora is hillbilly country.
 
2021-08-27 3:44:27 PM  

paswa17: imashark: In the SW suburbs, I've not seen more than maybe 10% of people wearing masks.

Yesterday I (masked) was leaving a local Jimmy Johns and passed by a unmasked woman in the parking lot walking between my car and the one next to mine, and she gave me a look of genuine fear.

I was genuinely confused.

(Then again, I live right on the corn border, where the suburbs turn into farmland)

The way some people view it is if you're vaccinated, you don't need to wear a mask. Therefore, if you have a mask on, you must not be vaccinated.


Earlier this summer when everybody acted like COVID was over, I was wearing a mask in line at a grocery store.  Some dumbass maskless farkstick came in, saw me, and said "You ain't gotta wear a mask, dude" and I said "I do".  He said "What makes you so special?" and I said "Allergies".  He got all confused and everybody in line laughed.  Good times.  Simpler times.  3 months ago.
 
2021-08-27 3:44:38 PM  

ThatSillyGoose: gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly

I'd say everything south of Joliet, and west of Aurora is hillbilly country.


I'm just east of Joliet and can confirm. Our preschool is 15 minutes south of here and it's like another country.

This town isn't great in that regard either.
 
2021-08-27 3:46:33 PM  

dkulprit: bobug: nolanvoid1: bobug: Trainspotr: I haven't been out and about a lot lately, but I'd say the number of people wearing masks in grocery stores/Target etc. never got much below 75% in my corner of Chicago. Which is nice, since the vaccination rate is still around 60%. Worried about school starting up next week, but at least our governor isn't pro-virus like some others.

St. Louis area here (IL side), and it dropped to about 20% as soon as the mandate was removed. I still mask up...at least people have stopped crappy comments for me wearing one. (Which happened when the mandate was first lifted)

I am hearing some companies saying "I don't care, we won't mandate masks"

Why, yes, they DO get outbreaks. Why do you ask?

I too am in IL but my work is in Mo, close to St. Louis. Thankfully I've work from home since shortly after this all started and our CEO is smart enough to be pro vaccine and even offer incentives to get the Vaccine. They also insist on masks when inside the office. I did have to go to a Dollar General not far from home last night to pick up some things we needed for supper. I was the only one masked in a crowded store. It's like I'm in some bizzaro land where Trump country Mo is doing the right things but Democrat IL is fumbling the ball. Good on Pritzker for trying though.

*waves at you* I am in O'Fallon, IL.

I can't believe how much griping I hear about masks and vaccines out of ex-military people. Seriously.

I got vaccinated as soon as my hematologist cleared me, and will be getting my booster soon, since I am immunocompromised.

Quick question(s) that you might be able to answer.

Why is there an O'Fallon, MO right across the border?  Did they copy illinois?

Is there a rivalry between O'Fallon, IL and O'Fallon, MO?


Yeah, I don't know on either... I am from Cincinnati. Mr. Bobug is from around here, and he has never answered the question.

Probably for the same reason they put farking PROVEL cheese on pizza. (They are brain damaged)
 
2021-08-27 3:54:47 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: Aquapope: If you follow the highways from Chicago along the east shore of Lake Michigan for about 3 hours you get to me, and my mom.  We have Covid, she's in the hospital right now.  She was vaccinated in March because she's old, and I was vaccinated in April because I'm her caregiver.

I tried to sequester, to stay away from people as much as possible.  She wanted to hang out with my sister and her friends.  A party every weekend, on a boat during the summer.   And they didn't vaccinate.  My sister didn't because she's just way too busy, too much going on, moving and shaking and goddammit she cannot be down for 2 days if she has a bad reaction to the vaccine.  So she didn't get one.  Most of her friends didn't vaccinate because the vaccination is a liberal plot, or really, they just don't need it, because they're family have always been strong.  I shiat you not.   The stupid in Western Michigan is breathtaking in its creativity.  They're all scrambling right now to get Covid tests, but not vaccines.

Mom might come home tonight, or they might admit her, we don't know yet.  She's not expressing respiratory problems, yesterday's antibody infusion probably has made the Covid not much of a problem.  But secondary infections are probably the problem right now - meaning the vomiting keeps her from taking meds which aggravate everything else.  82 year-olds don't have simple problems.

I just need about 4 shots of 18-year old Oban.  But i can't because I need to be excruciatingly lucid if she comes home.  Or half a doob, but I can't for the same reason.  I got up to check on her every half hour last night, so I'm pretty dragged out right now.  And now that I think about it, neither she nor I have eaten since yesterday.  Goddamn, everything is farked up and it's just getting farked up more.

Danger to your mom is a ridiculously strong motivating instinct.

Sorry to hear that. Hope she recovers fully and you can roast a spliff while sipping your Oban.


Here's the good goddamn deal: she's been eating the veggies she grows her entire life.  She has a freezer full of corn.  Jars of jellies, jams, fruit, beans, you name it.  She makes food, and now I make food for her for the last few years, real food.  Her diet cannot be better.  They took that farm girl off the farm... but she's still farm.

She works out, does exercises, digs some in the garden... she's not a sedentary senior.  She drinks 3 Coors beers a day - no more, but goddammit she better be in the hospital if you tell her she can't have them.  She was in love with Alex Trebek, and she's OK with "the big bang girl" taking over.

Her BP has been around 125/70 for at least 6 months.

So, in summary, if there's an 82 year old who can beat this, it's her.
 
2021-08-27 4:54:57 PM  
I'm glad so many of you are more disgusted by IL than I am. *heartwarming*
 
2021-08-27 5:37:25 PM  

Nocrash: Bazolar: imashark: CivilizedTiger: gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly

There are no hillbillies in Illinois.

Lot of flatlandbillies, though

/ And I'll assume by "u. of il" you mean UIC

I was going to say if they were referring to U of I, they'd need to move that border wayyyy the hell north. Where I live, I'm surrounded by the common clay of the new west.

Same.  I'm 40 minutes north of Champaign and there's a whole bunch of stupid around here.  Some good folks too, but I think we're slightly out numbered.

Hello neighbor I probably fly over your house. As soon as you get away from large towns the.  educational level drops and religion is up.  My town of 3000 has 12 churches.


Don't get me wrong, I really like my town and I missed living here terribly when we lived in NC.  The mayor is friends with my wife and was the choir director at her church, before her health issues prevented her from doing that kind of stuff.  He's a liberal guy, yet keeps getting reelected even though there are a lot of rural conservatives here.  Our city council is pretty derpy though.  To be fair, I didn't really miss too many people here.  My wife and I pretty much keep to ourselves, but cities make me kind of claustrophobic.  I don't mind visiting Chicago, but that's just a lot of people!  I'd be miserable living there full time.  If we had kids, I'd probably want to be somewhere more progressive, but that ship has sailed.
 
2021-08-27 6:14:55 PM  

ThatSillyGoose: gameshowhost: once you get south of u. of il, it's mostly hillbilly country

/mostly

I'd say everything south of Joliet, and west of Aurora is hillbilly country.


I mean, Dekalb is west of Aurora. It's pretty neato. Except for the summer when all the townies emerge to stink up the joint.

Did grad school at NIU. Enjoyed my time there, probably too much.
 
2021-08-27 9:38:35 PM  
I'm in northern Illinois now for a wedding with another next weekend in St Louis. We drove across Nebraska and Iowa and saw little mask use and very little in Illinois so far. No more than I see in South Dakota. That's not a compliment Illinoisans.
 
2021-08-28 12:05:28 PM  

dkulprit: FatherChaos: kdawg7736: [onlyinyourstate.com image 850x680]

This is just too true. I'm a Central Illinoisan. When I went to Chicago to go to college, I'd tell people "I'm from Peoria." They're like "Is that in Illinois?" Others, I'd say "I'm from Illinois" and they'd say "Oh, Chicago?"

I assume New Yorkers get the same thing.

That's just why I say I'm from Chicago, because telling them exactly where I'm from might as well tell them I'm from Valles Marineris.  I was born in Chicago, lived there for a while both in younger years and early adulthood, and now live in burbs.  But it's pointless to tell people exact town as they're not going to know it.


Yeah, and they don't have to be from another state. The wife and I were in the northwest suburbs and were discussing the delivery of something we had just bought with a store employee. The wife tells the guy we are from Tinley Park and the guy asked if that was in Illinois. I don't expect everybody to be completely familiar with all the suburbs, but, you at least be semi-aware that a place with a population of 55,000 exists somewhere in the general area.
 
2021-08-28 12:24:58 PM  

zimbomba63: dkulprit: FatherChaos: kdawg7736: [onlyinyourstate.com image 850x680]

This is just too true. I'm a Central Illinoisan. When I went to Chicago to go to college, I'd tell people "I'm from Peoria." They're like "Is that in Illinois?" Others, I'd say "I'm from Illinois" and they'd say "Oh, Chicago?"

I assume New Yorkers get the same thing.

That's just why I say I'm from Chicago, because telling them exactly where I'm from might as well tell them I'm from Valles Marineris.  I was born in Chicago, lived there for a while both in younger years and early adulthood, and now live in burbs.  But it's pointless to tell people exact town as they're not going to know it.

Yeah, and they don't have to be from another state. The wife and I were in the northwest suburbs and were discussing the delivery of something we had just bought with a store employee. The wife tells the guy we are from Tinley Park and the guy asked if that was in Illinois. I don't expect everybody to be completely familiar with all the suburbs, but, you at least be semi-aware that a place with a population of 55,000 exists somewhere in the general area.


Howdy neighbor.

Just west of you.
 
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