Sunday, August 30, 2015

Silver Liningness Sunday

Greetings on this post Supermoon Sunday!  Another good week in the books.

It's nice to be back in the swing of things with fall semester classes up and running.  Chaco and Wolfgang are settled and handling off-campus apartment living, and  Meego's in fine back-to-school mode with the new computer performing as expected.  So far.

My decluttering adventures reaped more than just peace of mind.  I came upon a bike rack that was Chaco's several years ago, so decided to put it on Bella since she absolutely refuses to wear a wicker basket or anything like one.

I usually wear a backpack when commuting, which can be heavy and cumbersome and hot.  And I don't like those big ugly saddlebags that hang off the rear (of the bicycle!).  But a handy little rack should come in... well... handy, and free up my shoulders.  Who knows, maybe Bella will get some "Nice rack!" comments like I get all the time COUGH*never*COUGH.

In other salvage news, we came across two tubes of Shoo Goo while Wolfgang was searching for some epoxy.  Why we have two tubes of shoo goo, I have no idea.  

But I do have a pair of running shoes almost ready for the can.   I love these Kinvara 5s.  They're lightweight and comfy and fast.  My only gripe is that their lightweightness stems from the fabric in the upper being quite flimsly, which means they get holes and tears while the outsoles still have some decent life left.

I decided to try some Shoo Goo on this current pair and see if it would take.  I watched some youtube videos - shoo goo is apparently quite popular among skater dudes - and went to work on the Kinvaras.

Betcha I can get another hundred miles or so outta them!  Thank you, Shoo Goo and the Skater Dudes.  Who knew?

But enough of the junk pile.  Magnum and I streamed a movie this week after several weeks of movie drought.  I expected The Lifeguard to be light and humorous, but it was actually quite intense and dramatic.  

While I don't agree with the premise (mid-life crisis at 30?!) or the resulting situation (summer fling with a 16-year-old?!?) , I thought it was well directed and well acted.  I'll give it a 3 out of 5.

I'm looking forward to the start of September and the hopefully cooler temperatures.  Won't be long now until we're griping about the cold!



agg79 said...

Hey there. Nice rack you got there (said in that creepy tone). Hopefully Bella won't be too offended by all the attention she gets in the end.

I've tried the shoe goo on 1 or 2 of my shoes and my Tevas. Meh. Hope your can get more miles out of them that I did.

And I agree with you on the movie review. The premise seems to be odds with the times. We see more and more stories about some 25 or 30 year old teacher having a relationship with a student and all sorts of legal problems ensue. Seems to be skirting a delicate issue.


Abby said...

The shoe injuries are only to the upper fabric, not the soles. The skater dudes have me optimistic.

The Lifeguard - the fact that it wasn't just a flippant summer flick strengthened it for me. She wasn't just portrayed as dumb, but her friends got all, "What the hell's the matter with you!!?" when they found out. It is a pretty common theme, in real life and fiction both, but that doesn't make it psychologically stable IMO.

ShadowRun300 said...

I wonder what I'll find once I begin decluttering. Likely not a nice rack...... sigh.
Bella's looking good! And so are your Kinvaras. Can't hardly see the surgery scar. (I just bought the Pure Flow 4s and am loving them so far.)
I'm looking forward to cooler temps for running, but I'm not quite ready to see summer go. :/

Abby said...

Maybe you'll find some nice warm clothes for winter? Want some mismatched gloves? I've got some.
I hope you continue to like your PF4s. You know I've been a Pure Flow girl for years :)

terri said...

Yeah, I don't see Bella wearing a basket. She's a tough chick. She needs a nice rack instead.

Abby said...

SOMEbody around here should have a nice rack.

Riot Kitty said...

Abby you are hilarious!

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