Not to rant on cyclists, but…

Yesterday evening, I took the Little Man to the park and, as we always do, we walked there along the bike paths that go through Bluemont Park in Arlington. Most of the time, walking on the bike paths is no problem, the cyclists are exceptionally good at keeping an eye out for pedestrians and vice […]

Wedding prep

We’re one week away from the Big Day, and this weekend is all about wedding prep.  We were both tired last night and went to bed around 10 AM.  We were up shortly after 7 AM, after a good night’s sleep.  I had an appointment at Saturn this morning to get the alignment on my car […]

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head

Today was supposed to be my last Orioles game of the season.  But weather and other tasks kept me away.  And while I was fairly certain this game would be postponed–or at least delayed–it turns out it wasn’t.  The Orioles lost 10-1.  They lost every game I attended this season, some 10 out of 13.  At least […]

Peaceful weekend, part 2

Up just before 8 AM, once again.  We lazed around for a little while and then decided to walk to Shirlington again, not for breakfast, just for the walk.  We left the house at 10 AM and didn’t get back until almost noon.  We walked to Shirlington, and then from there, we headed to the […]

Monday evening

Kelly met me after work and we went home together. She’s still sick (she stayed home today) and when get got back to the house, she went right to bed and slept for a few hours. I got my bike back together and then took it out for a test-drive. I rode up Army-Navy drive […]

Bike repairs

At lunch today, Casey showed me how to fix my bike. We headed over to my house (convenient that it’s just 5 minutes away), where I gave him a quick tour of the new place. Then we set about fixing the flat rear tire on my bike. First, Casey showed me how the “quick release” […]

Is it feed a cold and starve a fever…?

Had another restless night last night and finally, around 11 PM, I got up, went downstairs and ate two large bowls of cereal. I had another when I got up this morning. And I was still hungry at 10:30 AM, and so I ate my peanut butter and jelly sandwich right then and there, instead […]

More bike drama

I got a bike pump this afternoon when I got home from work. I pumped up the rear tire, and adjusted the front brakes. Everything was perfect. I rode my bike around the back street here just to make sure everything was good. All seemed good. But then, it felt like I had a rock […]

Coming down with something?

Work was pretty busy today, but I felt okay about what I was able to get done. When I left work I headed over to the bike shop to get my bike, which was in great shape. Nearly as good as new. I couldn’t remember how to get the front tire off, and I was […]

Cleaning day

Today is Kelly’s first day at her new job! We drove to Pentagon City together this morning; Kelly got on the Metro and I headed up to the office. I’ve been cleaning this morning. Friday (August 1) was the first day of my 7th year in the Washington office, and this morning, I decided I […]