Ah yes, Chicago. You do this to us, your faithful citizens, each year.  You cling to the everlasting winter into April and typically even surprise us with one last accumulating snow.  People ask me how I can deal with the Chicago winter, and the fact is I don't really mind it.  I've learned some veteran tricks like at least take one long vacation in warm weather over the holidays and then wait for the 80 degree temperatures of SXSW.  But somehow it's always this final stretch between Austin and a real spring thaw that is the most unbearable. Alas I have a laptop and a newly Netflixed Madmen DVD to keep me from cabin fever... oh yeah, and a new website.