Sub-par. Sub-human. Sub-urban.
Is the word "suburbs" meant to shame me?
As if I am something less than my urban friends. Because of my gas-guzzling commute. Because of my willing separation from the cultural mecca that is Chicago.
On the plus side, I get to record drums in my basement without violating noise permits, my wife has a vegetable garden in our backyard, and we have hundreds of miles of biking trails nearby.
I'll keep it.