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My boring day!

OK, so I am officially loving my not-invisible bike. We had a very productive day yesterday...

First, bike and I went to the thrift store, about a 1.5 mile ride away. We left at 9AM, before it got Too Damn Hot. (It's been in the mid-90s here the past few days, which is REALLY WEIRD for this time of year around here.) There, I spent a couple of hours shopping, most of it spent digging through a big box of miscellaneous silverware. BUT! I found four full 5-piece place settings of matching silverware by digging through that box. Nice, heavy, strong Oneida stuff in a pretty, girly floral pattern. I also got some old dishtowels to use as cleaning rags because the burners on the oven in my place need SERIOUS cleaning. A man must have lived there before me because those burners are deeeeee-sgusting. I also managed to find a few pairs of shorts in my size and a few pieces of cookware that I need. Total cost: $11.00. She also had a lamp that I want, but it wouldn't fit in the bike's basket along with the other stuff. But I'll go get it on Monday after work, assuming that it will still be there... I'll wear the shade on my head on the ride home. ;)

After the thrift store, I rode back to my place to drop off my loot, because the pieces of cookware had filled up my basket. Then bike and I went to the hardware store, where I acquired a bike lock. Then the library two blocks from the hardware store, where via its zippy-fast Wi-Fi, I posted a story to FF.net that I still need to post to the fic journal and then watched a couple episodes of the first season of The Tudors on the Netflix site.

I like the show, for all that its myriad historical inaccuracies small and great make me twitch like a madwoman in the throes of Parkinson's Disease. I mean, could they not have had the actress who plays Anne Boleyn wear black contact lenses? Her blue eyes plague me! And Henry VIII without red hair takes some getting used to. Sam Neill as Woolsey is awesomeness, though; I love that man, in anything that he does. He's like Alan Rickman that way. Jeremy Northam as Thomas More is perfect, too, with the right amount of understated zeal; I'm mourning him already... *sniff* But even with the inaccuracies it's still fun in a soap opera-y kind of way. I could do without the boobage, though. I'm not a prude at all; they just seem...unnecessary. But then, in my opinion, boobage is usually unnecessary. Not to mention unexciting, as a female of the species, and in this particular case, I hardly think this is a series designed to appeal to men, anyway, soap opera-ish as it is. But whatever...

After the library, bike and I went to the grocery store a few blocks away, where I again filled up its nice deep basket with stuff, including salad fixings for today and some nice locally-made organic cheese. And then we went to Subway, in the same shopping center, to grab a sandwich for a late lunch/early dinner. Productive and relaxing, yes. With no carbon emissions to be seen. ;) And I got some exercise, which I guess is a plus.

I'm much better at riding now, too. The only problem I'm still having is starting, which I'm still clumsy at. But I was sort of remembering how I used to do it yesterday as I was riding, so I think I'll be all set after a few more rides.

This morning, I ventured to the laundromat. It's been a long time since I've used one. I had to walk there, though. It's only a block away, but I don't think I trust myself to ride the bike while carrying a bag of laundry, and the bag was way too big to stuff in the basket. Now I'm at the library again, posting stuff and Internetting. (It's a verb now!)

So, yeah. My "exciting" life. :) Don't you envy me? ;)


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Jun. 6th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
I want an invisible bike.
Jun. 6th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
That would be fun, wouldn' it? When they start making them, I'll buy one. :)
Jun. 6th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)

Sorry, just had to let that out, lol.

Isn't moving from the boonies into civillisation great? I'm loving being so close to everywhere! And I'm never late now! Sounds like you and bike had a fun day, hope your legs don't get too soar.
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Actually, I only moved across the highway. :) Same teeny-tiny town (Population = about 2,000), I'm just now in the middle of the "commercial" part of the "town" rather than the residential part, so everything that I need is all clustered close together, and I want to try to see if I can live without a car. Just 'cuz. So, I bike. And walk when I have to but since I've now fallen in love with the bike and it's pretty freakin' hot here, I don't want to walk when I can ride.

And so far my legs aren't sore at all. They burn when I'm riding uphill, but they don't get sore afterward. It's probably because I'm not riding for any great stretches. The ride to work is less than half a mile. The library, bank, grocery, laundromat, hardware/general store etc., are at most three blocks. The farthest I've ridden has been to the thrift store, which was a mile and a half.

And yes, Nighty does Lambo Twins!

...wait, that doesn't sound right....
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
And yes, Nighty does Lambo Twins!

Bow-Chika-Wow-Wow? Lol. It couldn't be worst than most self insert sex-fests. At least they wouldn't be doing each other. That's cropped up a lot in the lambo twins stories recently. :S

but yes! Moving! It's not just the local conveniences I'm loving. This house has a tumble dryer! A tumble dryer!!! All washing was done in 4 hours in three seprerate loads! The worry I feel when I'm not able to do all my washing has gone!

Glad to hear the bike is working out! I wish I had the health and inclination to get a bike and get riding.
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm certainly not in good shape, that's for sure. Almost two years of depression made me quite the house-bound slug. This is partly the reason that I've decided not to get Internet at my place yet. It forces me to get my fat arse out of the house because I can't possibly go without Internet for a WHOLE DAY, OMG! *laughs*

What, you don't like twincest? Hee hee...Yeah, that's probably one of those things that I can do without. Which is why I create Lambos who want to kill each other! Yeah, like that's healthy, too. *laughs*

*sigh* That's the one thing I DON'T like about my place. No washer/dryer, so I have to use the laundromat. But it won't be too bad because it's just me and I don't tend to generate too much in the way of washing that needs to be done. So little that I'm contemplating just hand-washing stuff in the bathtub and leaving it hanging to dry unless something gets really soiled.

Edited at 2010-06-07 11:41 pm (UTC)
Jun. 6th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
I do, actually.
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
You need to come live with me, pumpkin. ;)
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't do that to anyone I actually liked. ;)
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, you can't be that bad. No worse than me, anyway.
Jun. 7th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
Actually, yes. I am going to go look at a carbon emissions creator in the morning. I would love to never have to drive anywhere ever again, but I do not think that is an option when you pretty much live in the middle of nowhere.

And one has to love the stuff that you can find in thrift stores. Sometimes that is the best place to shop. And if one can Google something one should be able to internet something!
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm totally in the middle of nowhere, too, but fortunately, the little area when I live has everything I need, and it's all close together. And I live less than half a mile, as the crow flies, from where I work. I have discovered that it's actually faster for me to ride the bike to work than to drive my car because on the bike I can take a bike path shortcut and avoid the one traffic light between me and my office.

The local thrift store is awesome. It's cramped and completely disorganized, so it takes time and effort to find what you want, but that's sort of fun and it's definitely part of the place's charm. And it's cheap, which is always a plus.
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