Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bike Update, with a Side of Randomness

Bike on Red Brick Road

Tree Scar

Interesting Flower

(Almost) Nonstop Bike Commuting: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Bike Rides (4/19 and 4/21-4/24/11)

I have apparently become addicted to the convenience and stress-relieving properties of the bike.  I rode my bike to and from work three out of the past five “working days,” and I rode it to and from the lab yesterday and today.  I’m not working on the weekends because I love working all the time; oh no.  Rather, I’ve got experiments going that require daily attention, so I’m trying to be diligent about doing the experiments to the best of my ability.  Hence all the bike-riding to and from the lab.

Bike commuting has actually been really tough lately.  The wind has been blowing with unbelieveable strength, and it seems like I’m fighting the wind during every bike ride.  I’m actually looking forward to taking the bus to work tomorrow because I need a break from the wind!

In other bike news, I almost ran over a squirrel three times this weekend.  No, not the same squirrel.  That would be absurd.  A different squirrel, but three times!  The squirrels must be getting dumber down here.  And of course, when a squirrel comes thisclose to meeting my bike tire, I squeal like a little girl and slam on the brakes.  Oh boy.

In Flickr news, I have apparently been found by a few foot fetishists.  I find this both creepy and amusing.  Since I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a foot fetishist, it’s totally benign.  But it is pretty funny to announce your preference to a stranger on the internet.  My new “fans” wrote,

“miss u got some pretty feet”

“sure do”

Um, thanks?  Maybe they just have a thing for silver toenail polish.  I can’t blame them—it does look really nice, like my toenails are tiny mirrors.

Tis almost time for my afternoon snack, so on that note, adios, amigos!


  1. It's windy in East Texas too. I wore a skirt on my bike today - bad idea!

    And I have a few foot fetishist fans on flickr as well. I feel the same way about it as you do - it's not hurting anyone and it makes someone else happy, so who cares? It takes all kinds. :)

  2. Ha! I am also having skirt issues--I feel like a Marilyn Monroe poster when I walk around outside. Which is equal parts fun and embarrassing.