s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: The difference

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The difference

The Chicago metropolitan area is home to around 10 million people.

The entire state of Maine has a population less than 1/8 that size.

Long about my fifth traffic jam driving home from O'Hare today, Maine was starting to sound like a pretty good idea.


At June 15, 2007 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so weird living in a metropolitan area again. (Not that KCMO was a huge one like Philadelphia...) The first major shock was not so much the traffic but the traffic news on the radio. I hadn't heard it in years. Talk about surreal.

How was Maine?

At June 17, 2007 5:32 PM, Blogger Trueblat said...

I had to travel through Chicago six times last year, and the shortest traffic jam(at least one per time) I was stuck in was 45 minutes.

At June 18, 2007 12:49 PM, Blogger Squirrel Boy said...

I'm beginning to think that even a metro area like Salt Lake is a little too big and crowded. It used to be that I didn't mind a thirty- or forty-minute commute. Now twenty minutes is about my limit, and even then I'm frustrated when the traffic keeps it from being shorter.


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