Saturday, May 17, 2008

Saturday

It's eighty degrees Fahrenheit, in the shade, and I'm back from a 9 mile ride out to Fletcher Hills. So now I've got 29 miles for the week!

I passed a friendly fellow on a clunker heading off to work, I believe, at Souplantation. I got passed by a very tall fellow, and later got passed by ANOTHER tall fellow, whom I caught and passed at a light.

Picked up six aluminium cans, one of which was situated about 15 feet down a hill. But I got it. I had to warsh one of the cans out, it was full of cigarette butts!

I had a glass of pseudo-ice tea (Albertsons light) when I got home. Have I mentioned how nice it is to have a refrigerator that can freeze ice cube AND ice cream? [insert bitter comments about cheap apartment owners here]

But I digress...

Another digression--It looks like one of the sunflowers may have survived the Great Front-Yard Massacre. There is something growing that looks vaguely sunflower-ish. We shall see!

And yet another--The bees are back, for you who are in the know!

That's it for today, I'm going to a birtday party at a Thai restaurant!

Later!

1 comment:

Jeff Stevenson said...

Hi. Please join the Bicycle to Work! LinkedIn networking group. Members pledge that they will try to ride their bicycle to work or on an errand at least once a week. Although the benefits should be obvious, let me outline them here.

Right now people in the industrialized world are facing two very grave problems: obesity and a growing scarcity of oil. Compounding this problem is the new food shortage brought about, in part, by the conversion of food cropland to bio-fuel crop production. Most people feel powerless to help, but there is one thing that we can do. Ride our bicycles to work.

If everyone would agree to ride their bikes to work one day per week we could cut oil consumption by as much as 10-15%. No one would argue that riding a bike burns more calories than driving the car. Although popular politically right now, most bio-fuels consume more energy than they produce. We would be much better to eat those bio-crops then use our own energy to transport us around.

So spread the word. Make it a movement! Bicycle to work one day a week and do your part to cut back obesity and the overuse of oil and precious cropland.

Just go to my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreylstevenson and you can click on the group to be included. While you are there, don't forget to ask to link to my network of more than 9,000,000 like-minded professionals. I accept all invitations and look forward to meeting you.

Jeff

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