October 7th, 2008

Don't Hassle the Hoff

Stimulizing Sounds Like It Should Be A Word

There are three pretty sizable hills I have to contend with on my route to work, fortunately two of them go downhill in the morning. Nevertheless, I haven't the leg power nor the calibre of bike to ride the uphill ones quite yet.

I don't know from whose ass I'm pulling all of this money, but I just blew another $130 on a backpack today at REI. I guess it's necessary, but to be honest with you, I'm getting tired of spending all this money. I need to be saving this shit, not throwing it around town, stimulating the economy!

I'd say the whole "Biking To Work" experience was a B-. I beat my normal bus-riding time by 20 minutes, got to shower at work, and hell, even worked up a sweat or two. On the downside, forgetting the hills (seriously, why build the downtown area in the hilliest part of town?) I realized my bike is a piece of shit, whose gears don't particularly like to be shifted. Granted, the chain only fell off one time, but my more serious concern are the brakes. I mean, what happens when I'm going down one of those monster fucking declines, riding the rear brake the entire time, and all of a sudden I hear a snap, feel increased wind slapping me in the face, and see a bunch of car taillights glowing red in front of me? I'm talkin' Crash City, holmes, and all the helmets and reflectors in the world won't prevent me from fracturing a shoulder in three places.

(Intermission to go watch Mission Impossible 3 in Nate's room)

So, basically what I'm getting at is unless I can morph into a Tom Cruise-like indestructible force, I'll be dead from crashing my bike on the way to work.

On an unrelated note, I saw my first Mission Impossible movie a little while ago. Not really as bad as I would've thought, but that could be the television withdrawals kicking in. The only thing I've watched since Saturday morning (Dial M For Murder) are a couple episodes of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. And since the Internet connection we have isn't quite the cable-quality I know and love, streaming shows don't necessarily play all the way through without pausing multiple times. A.K.A. a 20 minute show now takes 40 minutes to conclude.

But, the cable guy comes on Monday, so it's all good. In the meantime, I should probably get out there and find a bar to watch the Seahawks game. They couldn't possibly be as bad as they were last week, could they?
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