No More Polar Vortex
First of all I would wish that whoever invented the idea of having this Polar Vortex deal show up in Illinois be sent back to meteorologist school. There were people in the ditch, frozen pipes, chilled toes, and too much time at home with kids. So we’ve experienced that and lets put the next one off for another 20 years or so.
Trader Joe’s in CU
Wouldn’t it be cool to just bike over to TJ say in Savoy someplace or in the old Country Fair space–like next to where True Value in going. I mean just cruise over there and get some of that great peanut butter, or some of those awesome quinoa/black bean chips. Can you just imagine being able to get good old “two buck chuck” right here in Champaign Urbana? We are dying for a real grocery store here–even a Whole Foods would be welcome!
Ikea — might as well wish!
This is just fantasy to be sure but to have the blue and yellow right here in central Illinois would be wonderful. Right now we have to drive to Ikea in Chicago (like Bolingbrook or Schaumburg) to wander through the maze and sip cheap coffee. Granted that driving up there gets us out of town and the big city is so much fun. But the huge advantage of having the Swedes close is that we wouldn’t have to drive three hours with boxes hanging out our trunk!
So those are my wishes for 2014.