Contact Us

Life In The Fast Lane Is Overated

Scott Olson, Getty Images

As you may have recognized, I was not on the radio last Thursday or Friday. Despite what you might have heard, I was not sunning myself on a Mexican beach. Truth is I was as far as you can get from a sunny beach. I was in Chicago.  Since I’m a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan, I felt like Dracula driving into a garlic factory.

I won’t bore you with the reason I was in Chicago.  All I can say is the trip helped convince me of two things.  First of all, interstate 55 is the most un-scenic highway I have ever driven on.  Second, whoever came up with the bright idea of putting toll booths in downtown Chicago should be shot.

A lot of folks in this area have been to Chicago at some point.  If you’re in that group, then you’ll understand what I’m talking about.  But, the trip reminded me of how much I don’t want to live in the “fast lane”.  The city of Chicago feels like it moves two million miles an hour.  No thanks…not interested.  I’ll pass (no traffic pun intended).

It probably didn’t help that my trip to Chicago involved driving over 600 miles in one day.  Plus, I find it ironic that I drove nearly the same path that Michael Myers did in the movie “Halloween”.  After spending countless hours on the armpit that is interstate 55, I can understand why he was in the mood for killing when he arrived in Haddonfield, Illinois.

Subscribe to KICK FM, Today’s Best Country on

Let me tell you that a boring slow life is severely underrated.  Chicago helped remind me of that.  So, I promise I will not complain today if I end up with nothing to do.  I could be trying to find 60 cents (for the fourth time) so I can pass through yet another toll booth in Chicago while everyone around me is driving a bazillion miles an hour.

Best of 97.9 KICK FM

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KICK-FM Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KICK-FM Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.