Sunday’s Bike Ride (12/12/10)
Holy moly, was this a hard day to ride a bike! It was ridiculously windy on Sunday, and my legs were feeling the burn. The ride was so hard that I almost started crying from the effort to move the bike forward. Finally, I hopped off and walked it to the end of the block, where I could cross the intersection and ride east instead of north and straight into the wind.
But biking ordeals aside, I had a great Sunday. I rode to the lab, took care of my fly chores (I work with fruit flies), and then I rode over to Target. I’m in full-on Christmas elf mode these days, checking off my gift list and putting the final touches on my presents. Well, sort of. Because I’m headed to Michigan a full six days before Christmas, I’ll do most of my elf work in the Mitten. While I’m in Texas, I’m busy buying presents on Amazon and picking up a few things here to take home with me. At Target, I picked up a new roll of gift wrap, which I realize is not Christmas-themed at all, but stripes are fun and more versatile for the rest of the year. Also from Target: a great array of birthday cards to keep on hand (I absolutely love birthdays), a new toothbrush made from recycled yogurt containers(!), contact lens solution, and grey sweater tights. I am obsessed with sweater tights right now, ever since I bought my first pair from the Gap. I was really excited about this grey pair, but they are way too long! They bunch at the knees and ankles and look generally awful on me, so I shall be returning this pair. Sadness. I’m hoping I can get more sweater tights from the Gap when my sister and I go shopping later this month. Gap sweater tights rock my world. See Figure 1 below: