Happy New Year - Bah Humbug!

I have the feeling that most people had a successful holiday season.  I – did not.  Let’s see….I got the flu at the end of Thanksgiving that knocked me out for 12 days…..had a week to catch up at work and finish my degree program at UIC….then, the day after I officially finished school and was looking forward to all the fun I was going to have with my free time (including a really cool winter biking/lights video I was going to make)….. I herniated a disc while walking my bike out the front door…


Counts as my first  helicopter explosion of the season. 

Wait, no, it’s my second.  The Dunkin Donuts bag that ripped off my rear derailleur and broke my rack was the first…..

I bike every day…..everywhere.  I use my car for laundry and going to Minnesota.  I believe I rode my bike three times in December.   I hate viruses and my defective body. 

December’s Critical Lass was one of those days….I love riding and drinking with those girls.  They don’t seem to mind that I’m a loudmouth and a jackwagon. 

In my brilliance today when I got up….I thought….well….It hurts when I walk, when I sit, when I lay down, when I stand, when I drive and when I take a train.  So – why not try riding today!  How much worse can the pain get?

Bad. *&^*%*. Idea.

Riding my bike keeps me sane.  Suffice it to say – I don’t feel particularly sane right now.  I want a beer and some cake.  And to ride my bike.   Maybe while eating cake.  I should have asked my coworker to buy me some cake when he went to lunch….crap.




Why aren't there more restaurants with bike through windows and cake on a stick anyways?