Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bike Commuter

I admit it. Operation Bike Ride 2011 has, for the most part, been an abysmal failure.

Until now, that is.

I ran out of money on my transit card, and decided to pay for a tune-up on my bike instead of reloading my card.

It just so happened that I got my bike back from the shop on Chicago's "Bike to Work Week", and it also just so happened that it rained 3 out of 5 days during that week. I rode all that week, and every day since. And it's pretty much rained every day.

The pros:
  • zero dollars spent on transportation in two weeks
  • getting my bikini body back
  • shaving 30 minutes off my commute time
The cons:
  • having to use my bike as a clothes line and publicly display my sports bra on a daily basis

Friday, June 17, 2011


Or, I should say, strawberry.

This excites me with geeky giddiness - partially because I have a backyard to grow strawberries in, and partly because this one was ready to pick when I checked the patch today, which means I got to this beauty before the bunnies did.

This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.