Tossing and Tortured 'Till Dawn

I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Everyone who's ever even THOUGHT about riding a bike in the PacNW was out this beautiful weekend.

Yours truly was no exception.

I remember the days of five-hour rides, every weekend -- those are long past, now that there's eighteen-plus hours of bike commuting during the week! So, instead, we get to tear around the short, steep hills of Tacoma, the cobbles and the bricks.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I was without my iphone for about 36 hours.

Nothing calamitous happened, either.

See, I told you I am not an addict.

Also, I went on what's probably my, what, fourth mountain bike ride in five years of cycling? It is both more "fun," and far more of a production, than road riding.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

We the undersigned, do avow and promise that, on the day of the 14th of February, we will not purchase overpriced flowers, we will not purchase frivolous trinkets and baubles, we will not battle for reservations at restaurants we may not otherwise visits amid the teeming masses.

While we reserve the right to appreciate our loved ones and relationships in whatever private and appropriate manner we see fit, we will under no circumstances purchase a premade greeting card to commemorate that occasion.

Likewise, if we are not currently romantically intertwined, we agree that the 14th of February will pass just as the 13th did and the 15th will, with no particular sadness derived from whatever pink flowers and imagined affection we may chance to see on commercials, billboards, or other advertising media.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Think Fast!

Just because people tend to have weird reactions in the US to fasting, especially for slender people, I thought I'd mention that I'm doing a 36-hour one, starting last night.

Well, I will be having a few pieces of fruit throughout the day, and a glass of juice before my ride home, so I don't bonk.

So there.