The CD arrived in the mail four days after it was mailed from Colorado. I mailed a CD to a friend in Canada,and it took a month to arrive. Mail is a funny thing.
This month is proving very busy. I am glad I love my work, but my free time for hobby things I'd like to get done diminishes.
I am thinking about getting a new or new/used bicycle, or changing the tire inner tubes on the one I have. My current bike has those annoying tires that require a special attachment to the tire pump to inflate. This annoys me because although in theory this style should hold air better, my own praxis suggests the contrary is true. I am a patient man, but I cannot easily abide a bicycle which deflates (and which thereby deflates the spirit). I want to ride like the eagle in a bad 70s song, who rides like the eagle and lets his spirit carry him. DeGray Lake is having an eagle watch this Saturday, but that is a four hour plus drive, so I will watch seagulls instead. I am reading up on American-made worksman bikes and also on used bikes. I am all for sustainable re-use and domestic trade. We have lovely places to ride here--a side benefit of being so flat.
We watched them make dresses from burlap bags on Project Runway tonight. I would like to see a challenge in which they make burlap bags from dresses. I stopped by a Mexican-themed supermarket tonight. I saw the little ginger pigs for which I have a hankering. Ahead of me, though, were half a dozen people, with pastries stacked on each patron's large round tray with tongs, as is the custom. I could not endure waiting a long while in line, only to get that look of disbelief when my single ginger pig might cost, say, fifty cents.
Perhaps the idea of ginger pigs is the key.
I am thinking about the people of Haiti. I hope that recovery efforts make a positive impact on a very difficult and sad situation.