Just another rainy day in Chicago

Thought #1: There are many upgrades that are needed at Chicago’s Union Station. But I think we can all agree that one of the most urgently needed is something at the entrances akin to the membranes that surround the Gungan city in The Phantom Menace that dry you off when you walk through them. Someone get on this.

Thought #2: One of my favorite past times while walking to the train station in the evening is counting the numbers of umbrellas that have been stuffed into garbage cans on the sidewalk out of frustration when they completely failed their owners.