Monday’s Bike Ride Commute (12/06/10)
With a December vacation practically breathing down my neck, I’m trying to squeeze in as many experiments as I can before I leave town. I do this every year: freak out a bit about being gone from the lab for a week to spend Christmas with my family, and things always work out. Still, there’s a frenzy of activity before I leave, and I can’t say I regret it.
That’s why I scheduled an experiment for Monday that started at about 10 AM and didn’t finish until 9 PM that night. I wanted to get it done, so this week I did it. It didn’t turn out the way I had hoped—science, you break my heart again!—but at least I got it done. I didn’t want to be left in the clutches of the bus schedule, so I rode my bike to and from work that day. To keep my energy up, I took a dinner break at The Pita Pit, one of my favorite fast food places near campus. On my way over to dinner, I admired the light tree you see above. I’m mighty pleased that my camera was able to capture a good picture of the tree! And I love that you can see the church in the background.
On the subject of dinner, I tried something new at Pita Pit, the Morning Glory pita, which is packed with good things of the morning type: scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, cheese, and some vegetables. I got mine with a squirt of mustard (yum!) and some pepper jack cheese, and it was wonderful—almost good enough to take the exhausted edge off of an 11-hour day on campus.