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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Silver Liningness Sunday

Happy Sunday once again!

This was another fine week, summer is seemingly flying by.  It feels like it's been Bike Week around here.  I just got back from the bike shop with Wolfgang.  He's feeling all rich and bought a new mountain bike.  This after yesterday when Chaco bought himself a new cyclocross bike.  Apparently he's feeling rich too.   Well... not anymore I guess.

Meego, Magnum, and I went on a nice bike ride this morning (no new bikes for us though).  Magnum's sister is on a planning committee that is revitalizing the bike trails and paths around our downtown, and the group had an event this morning.  So the three of us pedaled on down, did the tour, then pedaled back.  They had a decent turnout for the tour - close to 100 pedalers - it will be nice when the project is all finished. And it was a very pleasant way to spend time at the end/start of another busy week.



Sis-in-law, in polka dots

Meego and I had Sky Sox duty again last night.  Good turnout there too.  It still amazes me how much money people spend on crappy concession stand food at a baseball game.  Those nachos - is there even any real cheese in the cheese-colored stuff??

During the game, there were 11 winners of cars, just selected at random.  Yeah, they were used cars but still!  A friend of mine from PEO was there with her teen granddaughter, she stopped by the concession stand.  I told her I didn't know she was a Sky Sox fan, and she admitted she was just there hoping to win a car.

In movie news, Magnum and I watched Lucy.  It started out okay, but then crashed and burned in our opinions.  I'm really curious as to how the producers got Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman to be in it.

This week was actually pretty cloudy/gloomy weather-wise.  We're still getting rained upon more than seems usual, but not a bad as in May.  I snapped this photo one rare sunny day this week.


It was a lovely day to be out commuting... up here, not necessarily down there.


12 comments:

  1. I'll admit I had to look up "cyclocross." Had no idea what it was. That looks like a serious bike! Good to see that your kids are carrying on the tradition of traveling by bicycle.

    Concession nachos always seemed pretty gross to me too. Kind of ironic, isn't it - that they sell such total junk food at events that are all about physical fitness?

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    1. Chaco's new bike does look seriously fun, another thing for me to worry about.

      There's "chili" for the nachos and fries too. Riiiiight... Chili.....

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  2. The local council now spends no money on cycle routes. They recently did a very small and pointless bit by repainting a section of road, but this is just going to be a pointless death trap. Might blog it actually!

    I seem to remember that we enjoyed Lucy, although I can't remember the ending! Might have to refresh my memory sometime...

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    1. Aw, sorry about your cycling infrastructure (can you tell I just attended an educational event?). There's quite an active cycling community here, and this project is funded from lottery money. It will be nice when it's completed, come on over!

      Lucy started out promising, but just seemed to turn into a shoot-em-up.

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  3. I had a similar observation about Lucy.

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    1. It sorta went from "hmm... I dunno..." to surprisingly bad.

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  4. I'm not sure there's a natural ingredient in any concession stand food item. That doesn't stop me when I go to a Cardinal game though. Gotta have a hotdog and nachos.
    Around here, we save up to buy a new car. We need a biking infrastructure! 'Course my commute would take even longer...
    I know nothing about Lucy. And after your review, it's likely I'll never know. Hard for me to make time for excellent movies, so forget the "crash and burn" ones.
    Hope your next week's just as good, and that your dry weather continues. :)

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    1. Hot dogs are fine except... well... they're still hot dogs. But nothing with any kind of sauce. I've seen too much.
      These guys keep saying they're saving for cars, but it's like one step forward, two steps back. They are pretty bicycles though :)

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  5. I don't think there is really any dairy in concessions. Typically butter makes me ill, but movie popcorn doesn't (I think it's all chemicals!)

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    1. I think there's hardly any food in concessions. Stick with beer.

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  6. What is it with sister-in-laws and polka dots? :D

    I won't rush to see Lucy now.

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    1. Oh, you have a SIL in polka dots too?

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