2008-06-23

The Odd, The End & The Middle

Wow, I was so exhausted last night that I couldn't get the video to load for today. Why? you ask? Well, let me tell, you about my weekend.

Friday, I rode my bike to the Cross Cancer Institute to pick up the drugs I forgot to pick up when I was there on Wednesday to have my arm checked out. (In case you missed that, it is better, I have an appointment for Wednesday to be measured and order a new sleeve - smaller!) Before I tell you how far I went, I want to remind everyone that I just acquired a bike last summer after years of having a car. So far this year I have ridden it maybe three times.

On the way, I noticed my tires were a bit low, they had just been pumped up the last week before, so I stopped at my friends and asked (I think I've named him) Pete if I could borrow his bike. Well, it hasn't been out yet at all (and is buried behind a bunch of stuff), so we just put air in my tires and hoped for the best. I headed off and was deliberately taking it easy, I wanted to make sure I could get back. It is four miles from my place to the Cross. With the added stop at my friends, round trip was 8.42 miles.

I had a bite of lunch, then got back on my bike to go to the Dr's to get some prescriptions that he had missed two weeks ago. He drives me crazy sometimes and he refuses to write a 'scrip for more than three months at a time or give them to the pharmacist over the phone. That added 2.64 miles round trip. So my total riding for Friday was 11.06 miles! (18+ kilometers for anyone young enough to actually think that way first)

I almost fell off my bike on the way back. There is construction everywhere between here and the Cross because of the LRT and some dipshit stole a shopping cart and parked it right behind the bushes, with just a corner of the handle sticking out. All along the outside of the sidewalk were these little A frame stands indicating no parking (for the construction). I was on the narrow sidewalk because I know I have to replace or repair the tubes but didn't want to pick up anything from the construction debris in the tires. Needless to say, my handlebar caught the shopping cart handle and I lost control. I managed to stay upright, but only just! When I finally got stopped, I looked up and there was one of the workers looking at me. I felt like taking a bow!

Saturday, I spent rearranging boxes and trying to organize the back room in the office. That woman (my boss) has taken a bunch of files from one year and stuffed them in a plastic bag! So not professional! Anyway, that is now done, so I can suggest some changes in the back and see what happens.

Sunday, my friends came and took me to the bottle depot in the morning.....except I hadn't slept all night! I hate having insomnia! I managed to stay awake while at work in the afternoon, but I think that was due to the cappuccino more than anything.

Last night after making and editing this little movie, I was a bit tired and just could not get it to load. I figured out this morning that I was trying to load the wrong thing. Please realize while listening to this tape that I have had about 90 minutes sleep in about 36 hours at this time. I therefore used the wrong words a few times. I did manage to edit out a lot of crap though.


video

Oh, I forgot to mention on Friday night we went to see stilt walkers perform. I tried to get some video, but a lot of it is shaky - could be I was a bit exhausted. I will see if I can clean it up and show you some of it.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Enjoy.

LRT = Light Rail Transit

11 comments:

Reb said...

Oh, I apologize for the bad sound. It never sounds like that direct from the camera. I will figure out how to get rid of the buzz that MSWMM adds before I post another movie.

Missicat said...

Sounds like an interesting bike ride! You defnitely should have taken a bow :-)
I hate insomnia, was hit with it AGAIN last week. I don't understand how I can literally be AWAKE an entire night! *Sigh*

Reb said...

Missicat, it is very frustrating isn't it? I slept last night, so I'm hoping it was a one night stand this time.

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - I didn't know your cat liked tomato soup!! With my old cat, it's canned salmon, but that's understandable.
And glad you didn't actually wipe out. You really should have taken a bow.

Leah J. Utas said...

Good for you for the 11+ mi. bike ride.
Loved the Cat Soup video.

Jay said...

That's a pretty cool cat there. I'm allergic to cats, but they love me anyway.

I really should get a bike to ride around with gas prices so high. But, we don't have any bike lanes or sidewalks here.

I wish you could attach your camera to the front of your bike and video tape your ride. That would be cool. ;-)

Reb said...

Sis, my cat will eat lettuce! He is a bit strange.I did that hands out & up and gave him a big smile, but yes, I should have thrown in the bow.

Leah, thanks, damn, I wish I had thought of that for the title! I am surprisingly ache free too!

Jay, I'm allergic too, but, I think he is worth taking reactine for. We are fortunate that one of our city aldermen was very forward thinking a number of years ago (and a health nut) and instituted the bike lanes for us.

Um, the way I ride, I think it would be a bit expensive on cameras!

Hilary said...

Sibu is one cool kitty.. and darned cute. So is his Mom. I'm enjoying these vids.. keep them coming. :)

Reb said...

Hilary, thanks. I'll see what I can do to oblige you.

Frank Baron said...

Good for you for finding out your cat's weak point! Very clever to outsmart the fiendish feline.

By getting him addicted to your tomato soup you've no doubt kept the furry hellion from sucking your breath away while you sleep.

:)

Reb said...

No doubt Frank! Or it could be the bacon or the tuna ;)