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Hi! I'm Alex, and I created bigshoulders.city. I've lived in Chicago since 2010, and went to undergrad at Roosevelt. I met my wife Sydney in Chicago, too.

I've got a dachshund named Dill who's a dead-ringer for the Portillo's mascot, and I'm into dancing to soul 45s at Danny's, drinking coffee at Plein Air, and smelling every flower at Gethsemane.

Feel free at @ me with any admin-related questions, invite requests, or for recommendations of things to do around the South Loop.

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bigshoulders.city

bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.

For now, membership in bigshoulders.city is subject to approval. if you don’t have an invite or referral, email our admin with a Toot-length intro.