Friday, December 31, 2010
With the new year a few hours away, it seems like a good time to look over some highlights of the past year of blogging. Click on the image to view the posts.
I should mention here that for some reason this post entitled "Pink Floyd Thursday" gets more hits than anything I've done in the past 3 years. Since posted, it has revived an average amount of hits, nothing to write home about. In November something happened, and it now gets around 2000 hits a month. I believe this is due to a Google image search for the above image. Thanks Google!
Not a bad year.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I saw this utility bike from Box Cycles at the Whole Foods in Silver Spring a few days ago. A dad rolled up with a kid inside who looked nice and warm. It was very cool to see this on the streets of Silver Spring instead of in Cycle Chic. This one gets filed under "If I only had a garage".
Monday, December 20, 2010
Eagle County Colorado district attorney Mark Hurlbert is a huge wanker. To get you up to speed if you haven't been following; uber important money manager Martin Erzinge hit bicyclist Dr. Steven Milo and sped off leaving him for dead. Said wanker, Mark Hurlbert let Erzinge off because he makes way too much money and a felonies make rich people sad. Read more here and here.
I know this story isn't brand new but I've been sick for a while and that tends to exacerbate my laziness. Also, I saw this video on AHTBM and it made me angry all over again.
Vail Colorado, governed by assholes.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Every year the Washington Post puts out the much coveted list of holiday cookies which has a wide reaching effect on the local population: baking aisles throughout the metro area are sacked, local hospitals see an increased number of ink poisoning cases as the weak minded of us attempt to eat their newspapers, and brawls break out at holiday potlucks when all the guests bring the same plate of cookies. The true victims in all of this are of course the children.
This past weekend I decided to make the "Chocolate Chunk Cookies With Nutella".
Everything was going fine until my two year old got a hold of one of them. With that much bittersweet chocolate combined with Nutella she didn't have a chance. After the cookie took hold it was hard to even recognize her. The once sweet little angel had been transformed into a terrifyingly cute little monster driven mad with the desire to destroy all cookies in her path using only her face.
I just want my family back... fucking Nutella...
Monday, December 13, 2010
Once again I have a prolonged holiday cold which has kept me off the bike (and the blog) for weeks. To combat the doldrums I've turned to the "Holiday Spirits" to pull me through. After consuming a few glasses of said spirits I made this ornament for a tree decorating party I attended this weekend.
It's pretty straight forward. I butchered two semi-worn cassettes I had laying around and got my little girl to help me paint the bottom on to look like a wreath. Then I tied it all together with picture frame wire.
PS. Any home cold remedies are welcome. The wackier the better.