That's my (dawg) dog.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Postcards from France.
Packages with Mixed CD's from Royal Oak.
I cannot stress how cool it is for you to mail me. The 2
CD mixtape is separated into "Songs for Summer Days"
and "Songs for Summer Nights". After having sampling
both discs in their appropriate time and I would like to
report that not only are they delightful, but they are
aptly named as well.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday night found me at the top of a silo/deck with a
host of friends and strangers slow dancing to 80's hits with
the word "fuckin'" thrown into the last chorus of each ballad.
1st rule of dance party is there are no rules.
2nd rule of dance party is you leave room for jesus between
you and your dance partner.
3rd rule of dance party is you don't blog about dance party.
I still don't really know what happened.
This Saturday, I was prematurely rendered
awake by a garage band playing pop/punk
hits from the late 90's over a loud speaker.
I hoped out onto my balcony to see what
was going on and, to my surprise, Sun
Prairie was a hotbed of activity. There must
have been, like, 90 people outside!
I sat on my balcony to listen to the band
play a bunch of old Weezer and Green Day
hits while I perused the internet and drank
Simply Apple Juice. I would eventually shower
and walk amongst my fellow Sun Prairians
Dunk Tanks and Elvis cover bands aside, I
really enjoyed people watching. I found that
98% of SP citizens are really wonderfully
quaint small families, while the other 2%
are dirt merchants.
I am so glad that 2% is here though.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
So, I am collecting parts for my forth bike and today, as I
approached my door on the way home from work I was
greeted by a proverbial treasure-trove of cardboard, carbon
and billet aluminum. I picked parts from both the Rival
and Force lines (the entry level and mid-grade gruppos,
respectively). I opted out of the RED line for a future build
with a lighter bike. All the parts are now in my possession
and hopefully a build will happen before the weekend.
More pictures as the build develops.
Spoiler: It has gears and brakes. Gasp.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Every year, Madison closes down a 6 mile loop of roads and
makes them only accessible to pedestrians.
A parade of every kind of bicycle known to man parades around
and the streets are filled with thousands of people looking to
experience what a car-less biketopia would feel like.
Then, at 4pm, reality struck when the roads filled up with cars
once again and it rained for 2 hours.
That dudes shirt says "53 miles per burrito". I felt like the
internet should know about it.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday night I went out with some Trekkers to check out
a free screening of "The Breakfast Club" at the UW student
I saw some pretty interesting characters and had the same
reoccurring inner-dialogue about the benefits of living in
Madison vs. Sun Prairie.
I got 10 months left on my lease.
My family came to visit me this (long) weekend. They drove
out early Saturday night and made it out to the Edgewater
by 1ish. I biked down from Sun Prairie to meet up with them
and execute a biking tour of the Madison sights. Sunday we
kept our adventures based in Sunny P but ventured as far
as Middleton in the name of eating red meat.
Above is a picture of my parents getting into some Fried
Cheese Curds and Miller Beers.