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View Poll Results: Birthday Weekend
Simmer Birthday Weekend in Chicago 34 59.65%
Summer Birthday Weekend in New Orleans 23 40.35%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-27-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Another possible thing to do is head into Chicago's chinatown for some pretty decent Chinese food and random tchotchkes or go Uptown to the southeast Asian enclave. I'm assuming that Chicago will have a larger variety and more authentic East and Southeast Asian dishes than where the OP is. There might even be an event or a dragonboat race or some such in Chinatown during that weekend.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:51 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Well you're the one quibbling with me. I told him to not be discouraged by various statements, the difference is small. I gave him some statistics, as well as my experience. Then you guys jumped on me. I'm probably one of the few people who have simultaneously been in both (Chicago/NOLA) in July. Have you? Have you been to even one of them in July?
So wait... in addition to being filthy rich and dating super-models, you also possess the magic power to be in two places at the same time? Damn you are good!
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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So wait... in addition to being filthy rich and dating super-models, you also possess the magic power to be in two places at the same time? Damn you are good!
ROFL!!!

Really, anyone arguing with SDPMiami is wasting their time. He only acknowledges the 7 degree difference, and has yet to reply to the difference in sunshine, lakefront breeze, and most of all humidity. The debate will continue in circles for the entirety of its existence. I have yet to see him say more than 2 good things about Chicago, so as I said before, take his opinion on Chicago with a grain of salt.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:07 PM
 
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So wait... in addition to being filthy rich and dating super-models, you also possess the magic power to be in two places at the same time? Damn you are good!
He did say he is "probably one of the few people" who can do that.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Chicago posters are so touchy

Go ahead, have him come to Chicago. He can go ahead and walk around some chinatown, eat some indian food or deep dish pizza, go to the willis tower, swim in a freshwater lake. Man that's the most memorable birthday weekend ever.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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Chicago posters are so touchy

Go ahead, have him come to Chicago. He can go ahead and walk around some chinatown, eat some indian food or deep dish pizza, go to the willis tower, swim in a freshwater lake. Man that's the most memorable birthday weekend ever.
your posts are always so condescending and bitter sounding.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Chicago posters are so touchy

Go ahead, have him come to Chicago. He can go ahead and walk around some chinatown, eat some indian food or deep dish pizza, go to the willis tower, swim in a freshwater lake. Man that's the most memorable birthday weekend ever.
As opposed to listening to some jazz, eating some cajun food, and going to the French Quarter and getting really drunk? I guess I don't understand why you feel the need to **** on Chicago when talking about NOLA. it's not like we're talking about going to London or Paris instead. New Orleans is great, but I don't see what would make such a more memorable weekend there than pretty much any other major US city (and I'm not in any way saying you should never visit NOLA - it's one of the must visits in the US).
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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Chicago posters are so touchy

Go ahead, have him come to Chicago. He can go ahead and walk around some chinatown, eat some indian food or deep dish pizza, go to the willis tower, swim in a freshwater lake. Man that's the most memorable birthday weekend ever.
AND A WHOLE LOT MORE... We know how you would Argue AGAINST NOLA if the Choice of the OP was MIAMI or NOLA. Then you would be telling us how little NOLA has compared to Miami Beach and Miami. .

The BBC published a nice article SHOWCASING a Chicago beach with..." No it isn't Miami" but....
American Beaches: What Brits Should Know | Mind The Gap | BBC America

But thanks for RECOMMENDING CHICAGO'S FRESH BLUE WATERS OF BEACHES ON LAKE MICHIGAN. I agree . This picture is from 2012 When the city planted Palm trees. The city doesn't any more. I did like it...The expense and leaving them die in winter cause issues. BUT NOT BAD FOR FRESH WATER .




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Old 05-27-2015, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Man oh man...these threads all devolve into the same garbage. Damn.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I love NOLA, and posted as much earlier on, with one qualifier - in July, NOLA is brutally hot and humid, while Chicago near the Lake is generally pleasant. It's an important distinction, obviously. He's not going there to work, he's going there to hang out outside and walk to other places and so on. Much of the year I'd tip towards NOLA, just not during the summer months.

I've spent weeks in NOLA during the summer - every month but July, strangely. And it's brutal. Even in May, it can be worse than it ever gets in Chicago. And obviously, I'm quite familiar with Chicago weather, as it's the same as Milwaukee weather. There's a huge difference during summer.
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