Why isn’t it Friday yet?

I’m working from home tomorrow, as I have a doctor’s appointment in the middle of the day and my doctor’s office is right next to my apartment. I’m doing the web job, naturally, and not reception – it’s very hard to do reception from home.

My computer’s choosing nice mellow music tonight. It is good.

I biked to work finally today; the ride in to work was nice, cool enough that I never felt overheated, but not so cold that I needed extra layers. The rains will start soon, and I’ll probably have trouble motivating myself to ride an hour each direction in the pouring rain. We shall see, I guess. Plus I’m not fond of the idea of biking home in the dark for an hour… not so much fun.

As I rode in today I remembered something from childhood that made me smile. When I was a kid I pretended my bike was some crazy technologically advanced spy vehicle (much like K.I.T.T. but without the talking, and with a video screen built in.) Naturally, I was the spy. In the fall I would bike around Morrisburg streets pretending all sorts of adventures, and the fallen leaves were always, always bombs that I had to avoid. I would swerve all over the road weaving through the leaves half believing that if I hit one of them with my front tire I would explode, until finally there would just be too many and I’d have to give in and come up with a new game. You can’t dodge leaves when the entire road is made up of them.

That is what biking in the fall reminds me of.

Monday I turn 31, and I’m looking forward to it. I rather enjoy the opportunity a birthday gives me to look back over the past year and think about what I’ve done, how I’ve changed or improved, what goals I’ve either completed, dismissed or failed to reach, and what my new goals might be.

I have great plans for myself, if I can figure out how to implement them. In the meantime I’ll be dodging fallen leaves on my bike and having all sorts of fun at it.


  • triggerhappy

    September 28, 2007 at 3:47 am

    You can’t bike to work and then ride a bus home?

    I just ask ’cause in Eugene the buses have a rack thing for bikes on the front and I didn’t realise that might be an unusual thing.

  • Jenny Lee Silver

    September 28, 2007 at 3:59 am

    They do have them, but some of them were poorly designed and the bike tires block the bus headlights – so they refuse to allow bikes on after dark. It’s absolutely ridiculous and they should figure out a way around it for those buses, since we’re stuck with them for a long time, but they haven’t yet.

    So yeah… while some buses will allow bikes after dark, some don’t. Theoretically, though, I could bike through downtown and catch the seabus, then just bike up the hill to my house – no bus needed there, and the seabus doesn’t have that problem.

  • spadoink

    September 28, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    i liked your little leaf story.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      September 29, 2007 at 12:12 am

      Thanks! 🙂 It makes me happy.