Oh, I have already talked to a couple of you about it, but just a general call: if anyone would like to write things for the food/drink blog from time to time, or just post food porn there or whatever, let me know. I would love to have more content than just my stuff. I am not asking for a huge commitment-- it can be anything from "I have my grandma's awesome recipe I want to post" to "I would like to post a regular thing once a week." And I am pretty flexible with what counts as food blogging, since I count things like raising bees and chickens. Food and drink comics, photos, and art are also welcome! I'm also going to set it up to auto-post to Tumblr.
I took my bicycle out for her maiden voyage! She is a purple Schwinn (bicycles, like ships, are apparently ladies) and I have a matching pink and purple helmet. I rode around Queens for an hour, about 75 blocks in all. You know how when you're a little kid, if you swim in lakes or whatever, you always have that one moment when you realize that you forgot about swimming back, and you're out impossibly far and don't know how you'll get to shore?
I was pretty good at floating on my back, so my usual MO in those cases was to flip over and lie on my back for a while until my arms weren't so tired.
You can't flip your bicycle over. Well, I guess you can, but it would not be as effective. Anyway! Brave me, I rode on some two-way traffic roads that don't have bike lanes, and it wasn't so scary, even. I have barely ridden a bike since high school, although a couple of years ago I did a 13 mile bike ride in Denver. According to Google Maps, my ride today was only about five miles (I'm not entirely sure because I didn't follow a planned route and I did double back on myself quite a bit) but man are my arms tired. And my legs.
When I got home from bicycling, I was just like a Gumby. So I went to the grocery store, which I forgot makes inexpensive sandwiches, and got one of those and a kombucha. They are expanding the store, I am so excited because most NYC grocery stores have such narrow aisles as to be somewhat perilous, and I heart my grocery store. They have a Secret Kimchi And Pickled Daikon Section that is down a mazelike corridor, and when you go down it you can get lots of the above. And other pickles!
Anyway, I have this comics party to go to tomorrow, and Brendan was supposed to text me to say whether I am supposed to go over to his house and leave from there (thus permitting me two extra hours of sleep should I wish to take them, but more likely one extra hour and some nice time in the morning), or if I'm supposed to show up at work! But he didn't, so I suppose I am going to be getting up at the usual time and checking my texts! Oops.
Hooray for biking. I sort of want an inexpensive exercise bike to keep in the apartment, because then I can build up my stamina-or-what-have-you even when I can't ride (like, I'm not going to be comfortable riding in the dark for a while yet, I think) and I will thus be better prepared for longer bike trips.
I think next time I'm going to try biking south instead of east and see how that goes. My goal is to be able to bike to Brooklyn easily!
Okay, now is time for zzzzzzzz.