Tuesday’s Bike Commute (1/11/11)
After living in Texas for just over a year now, I have lost my abilities to handle cold weather with grace. I still have all my cold-weather clothing (like that awesome pink hat), but when the temperatures really start to plunge, I feel miserable. Yesterday we had the coldest day of the season yet, and it was shocking. I rode the bike to and from work, as I’m wont to do, and while the morning ride wasn’t too bad, with its sunshine and that new-day feeling, the evening bike ride was freezing. I had an experiment that ran late into the day, so I didn’t leave until around 7:30 PM. It was dark as midnight outside, which made me feel even colder. My legs felt heavy and tired, and all I could really do was think about being home again, safe and cozy with a big mug of tea and a plate of cookies at my side. I made it home eventually, and the rest of the evening was nice: that mug of hot tea and some of my friend a’s famous Orange Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Chips. I made these cookies on Sunday night because I wanted something sweet to nibble on throughout the week, and I have to say, the only bad thing about these cookies is that I have a hard time being moderate around them. I always want another cookie.
So it goes around here. Another bike ride, another cookie, another experiment. That, in a sentence, just might be my life. It sounds pretty good to me.