Cycling has opened up the city for me. I’m very excited about its possibilities and I’m looking forward to experiencing the novelty of this newfound pasttime. Last night, I biked with the Louisville Bicycle Club and it was amazing. I saw Northwestern Parkway for the first time and the houses out there are gorgeous. There was something about being on a ride through the city, even the not so good parts in Portland, that engendered a new respect for the city. It’s full of history and diverse people and it’s a city that should certainly be enjoyed in all respects.In non-cycling related news, my father and I are looking forward to a baseball trip in a couple of weeks. We’re shooting for the cities of Toronto and Cleveland to take in a couple of games. And last weekend, I was able to enjoy a couple of hours kayaking with my father-in-law out at Harrods Creek. My “communing with nature” has certainly increased greatly since my first July posting. I’m also visiting the library more these days…taking in several selections which can be found on the book page. I’ve started marking the books with finish dates so that you can find the most recent additions.
Summer is back. The dry sirocco flooded the campus yesterday as I headed to lunch. I always feel that summer is a welcome sight as I generally hate cold weather…plus, it’s an excuse to hang out with friends and drink beer and stay up late. Winter…well, not much beer drinking in the winter (at least, it’s not as refreshing) and staying up late is about 9:00 pm. And nobody likes to get out in the snow.
And now…to borrow a page from Ms Hellion…the ABC Survey.
A – AVAILABLE: not since ’03 suckas!
B – BIRTHDAY: December 16th…presents welcome.
D – DOG’S NAME: Hershey, a dog I lay very little claim to.
E – EASIEST PERSON TO TALK TO: my wife
F – FAVORITE RAPPER: Big Cheez
G- GUMMY BEARS OR GUMMY WORM: I like the worm, simply you can slurp it into your mouth.
I – INSTRUMENT: I play the piano, but I love the cello.
J – JUGGLE: Have you seen my schedule lately? Of course I juggle.
K – KILLED SOMEONE: No. Thought about it once, or twice.
L – LONGEST CAR RIDE: Roundtrip to Kansas and back. Or that bus trip to the ruins in Uxmal.
M – MILKSHAKE FLAVOR: Peanut Butter, from the Dairy Kastle
N – NUMBER OF SIBLINGS: One.
O – ONE WISH: a dollar a day, so I’ll always have something in my wallet.
P – PERSON WHO TEXTED ME LAST: Brother Case, about his poor lamented Cardinals.
Q – QUESTION YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO ASK: How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?
R – REASON TO SMILE: I know a secret.
S – SONG YOU LAST HEARD: Rockin’ The Suburbs – Ben Folds
T – TIME YOU WOKE UP: 7:40 am
U – UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I have no unknown facts…I am an open book.
V – VEGETABLE YOU HATE: Pickled Beets…gah!
W – WORST HABIT: chewing my fingernails.
X – X-RAYS YOU’VE HAD: hip – 81-82; ankle – 93; hand – 02; various teeth.
Y – YOUR NUMBER OF FRIENDS ON MYSPACE: 17, I cull on a regular basis.
Z- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius…the best sign of all.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
E. B. White (1899 – 1985)
See you in the funny papers!