Saturday, September 27, 2008

Biking and whatnot

I just rode my bike for the first time. I biked ~1.5 miles to the nearest Starbucks and back (I didn't get a drink because I didn't feel like one/didn't bring any money). It was immensely tiring getting there because there was a minor grade going uphill, but going back was super fast and easy because it was a minor downhill grade. It was also awesome because a random guy on the street talked to me saying how awesome bikes were and congratulated me on recently getting a bike (I told him this was my first trial run on my new bike). He told me to watch out for crazy drivers.  : )

In other random news, my cat is sitting on my lap while I am typing up this blog post, so I have to lean forward because I can't put my laptop in my lap. However, she hasn't really been this cute and purring and loving recently, so it's awesome.  : )

And this morning was awesome. I woke up still kinda sleepy, and instead of falling back asleep I decided to get up and read. Reading is something I used to do a lot more when I was younger, and not so much now even though it's still one of my favorite activities. I find it's hard for me to concentrate on one thing for such a long time...there's the distraction of the computer and people on AIM and me wanting to talk to people in general, so very rarely do I shut everything down and go have some time to myself to go do my own thing without someone else's read. Well, this morning I did for about 4 or 5 hours or so (I was reading a book by P.G. Wodehouse called "The Code of the Woosters" that Nisan recommended to me). I don't think I was reading completely consistently because at some point I got up to make breakfast and do other things, but it was still awesome and it started off my day completely right. Afterwards was when I decided to go ride my bike around for a little bit less than an hour and now I'm sitting here sleepily wondering what I should cook and thinking I should work on my MA. Although the sleepiness is making me want to put it off.  *shrugs*

Anyways, my rambling means I don't have much else to say, so I should probably stop.

*waves hi to the MystBlogs people who are seeing her blog for the first time*


GuildMaster Grand Poobah Divine Saint Overlord Tomala said...

Cool. What kind of bike is it? Last month I bought a new bike. 24 speed with dual shocks. I've been riding it to and from work, with extra riding on the side during my days off. It's fun to do and you shed a few pounds plus build muscle in the process. :D

Need to make some modifications to it though.

Vaaht said...

It's a 21-speed Schwinn mountain bike. I *think* it's got shocks, but I'm not sure. And it's got quick-release tires (at least in the front, the back doesn't look like it's quick-release), which will be useful for putting it in the car, and not so useful if someone decides to steal it when I lock it outside one day.

Eventually I'll commute with it, but my commute is somewhere between 10 and 14 miles just to school, so I'm not going to be doing that for a while until I'm more comfortable riding it around in traffic and whatnot.

GuildMaster Grand Poobah Divine Saint Overlord Tomala said...

I lock my bike in such a way that even if you remove the tires, you still can't have the bike itself. I always rope it up through the frame itself. My bike is a Magma.

I once had this kid sitting on my bike as I was about to leave work for the day. And he was pretending that my bike was his, he was trying to impress me with how cool "his" bike is. So I played along and asked him if he could pull it out and do some neat tricks with it... He didn't want to (must be because it was locked perhaps?) and eventually I said "Hey wanna see a trick?" and I pulled out the key to the lock. Oh man the look on his face was so priceless! I'd say he was about as red as the paint job on my bike.

Fun stuff...