carrots and street bikers

i discovered two new things about myself the other day. let me first preface this by saying that i was driving home from work after a 5 hour floor shift and teaching a 3 hour class so, needless to say, i was kind of exhausted. 

the first new discovery i had: carrots without dip are not worth eating. some of you are probably cringing at the fact that i would ruin such a healthy snack with dip, but after my non-dip-carrot-eating experience, i would suggest that i actually saved a healthy snack...from never being eaten by me. however, i was so hungry that it wasn't until about the seventh plain carrot that i realized how bad they tasted to me. i decided to wait until i was home to eat something.

the second thing i realized, which i kinda already knew, is that one of the most frustrating things is when a person is riding their bike and they are pretending that they are driving a vehicle...worse than that? being stuck behind them. and then having that weird interaction where you try to communicate with each other about driving around them without running them over but they're speeding up so they don't get run over...it's awkward and kinda annoying. i apologize if you are one of these people or you know one of these people...not because i may have offended you but because you are one of these people or know one of these people. i kid, i kid. but really, i think bicycles should be reserved for the sidewalk. or those weird bike lanes on some roads.



in other news, how freaking cute is this?

my little bandit. 
the cats love it, i mean loveee it when i change the sheets on the bed. i don't know what they think is going on but i know that they think it's the best thing in the world.

6 comments

  1. haha this post cracks me up.. well, especially about the biker's b/c that same thing happened to me the other day while riding with my husband down the road. A "lance armstrong" wannabe came flying up next to us at the redlight then as soon as it turned green, he sped up and got right in front of us in our lane. I seriously had the same reaction and as soon as the left lane was clear my husband stomped the gas to go around him just to say, "you crazy fool get off the roadway." I have to say I was slightly embarrassed but nonetheless agreed!

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  2. Haha, I love the "lance armstrong" mention!

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  3. lauren - i'm glad that i'm not the only one who deals with these lance's [which is what i'm going to start calling them...thanks for the idea ;) ] it's just crazy!

    sarah - thanks!! i happen to think so too :)

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  4. Just so you know, in a lot of cities it is actually illegal for bicyclers to ride on the sidewalk. While plenty of cyclers do not follow the traffic rules and should really be educated, it is actually the responsibility of the vehicle drivers behind them to safely pass, just as when they are interacting with other vehicles on the road. However, I do agree that bicycle lanes really should be created to provide safer roads for both cyclists and automobile drivers. Some more information on bicycles riding on roads vs. sidewalks can be found here:

    http://www.commutebybike.com/2008/07/09/top-5-rules-for-riding-on-the-sidewalk/

    and here:

    http://www.commutebybike.com/2008/03/18/top-5-reasons-to-claim-the-lane-and-why-its-safer/

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  5. haha glad you liked the "lance" mention, Lauren & Kate! Too funny, but true!

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