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Spring Break

I rode my bike to and from work today (I know – you’re almost rabid with excitement over my “green” efforts; wait until I tell you about my recycling next week).

Actually, my bike riding is not because I want to save the environment all by my one-sie, but because Bart and I work two of the same days, and we only have one car. Also, my office is less than three miles from our house and it’s a converted duplex, so there’s a handy little backyard with a fence where I can chain up my bike.

And nothing will make you feel more justified in eating many cookies when you get home from work than having ridden a total of over five miles that day. And some of it was even uphill.

It was a bit chilly riding to work, but coming home was gorgeous beyond belief. It was about 70 degrees outside, I rode through a park full of cute children, I stopped by the library to drop off some books, I was listening to an audio book, and the whole afternoon stretched out before me to with what I wanted.

It turns out that what I wanted was a nice long nap. So I took one.

(Also. Does it seem completely wrong for the UT library to have recalled my library book and made it due over spring break when I clearly won’t be going to the library or even anywhere near campus? Inconsiderate, I think).

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8 Comments

  • Reply Sheyenne March 13, 2008 at 12:59 am

    First of all, that is more than inconsiderate to make a library due during Spring Break. It’s just dumb. Hmmph.
    Second of all, today was the most perfect day ever. A bike ride would have been wonderful, but I didn’t do that. However, I did plant lots of flowers (well, hopefully going to be flowers) and trimmed some trees. I was outside for hours and it was gorgeous.

  • Reply Terri B. March 13, 2008 at 3:49 am

    We don’t make our students return books during breaks, because, well, that would be dumb. You are justified in saying “hmmph.”

  • Reply Jeanelle March 13, 2008 at 4:09 am

    I’m picturing you on a bike like Minnie Driver rode in “Return to Me.” Is that how you looked? And I’m guessing you never return books late but I totally would just return it after the break because I’m obstinate.

  • Reply The Dynamic Trio March 13, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    That makes me want to go for a nice long bike ride!

  • Reply The Dynamic Trio March 13, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    That makes me want to go for a nice long bike ride!

  • Reply Jodi March 13, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for your comment on Jodifur!

  • Reply Jess March 13, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    God this post makes me long for spring. I am LONGING.

  • Reply The Harris Family March 13, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Hi! I am so glad that you found my blog! 🙂 It sounds likeyou had a really realxing afternoon…it makes me want to take a nap…a luxury you don’t often get with a baby around!

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