As I was trying to figure out whether to make the trip all the way to Hyde Park, I had a sudden moment of inspiration. What if the citizens of my fair city had already provided the resources to get me to my goal?
One of the coolest perks of large cities like Chicago, are the well stocked nature and availability of public libraries. And right near my apartment, across from a bar, down a block from a 7-Eleven and a liquor store, is a nice institution of learning and community. It took me less than 3 minutes to find a coupl of textbooks on Geometry, including a book that was from the "Self-teaching guide" series... apparently i am not the only one with this idea.