Monday, May 08, 2006

How I'm spending my down time.

Saturday found me on a wild goose chase for road bike tires.

The bike I normally ride is a mountain bike but the other day, I was investigating an abandoned house with a friend of mine and, on the back patio, found a Montgomery Ward 10-speed from 70's - it was covered in dust and in need of some work, but I've been wanting a road bike and haven't wanted to spend the money. The problem is that the bike's tires are super skinny and these days, the only bikes that use 1 3/8" tires are high-end racing bikes with appropriately priced accessories.

I'm determined not to spend more than I absolutely have to on a bike that - with a lot of work - could possibly one day be called a rideable piece of shit.

Saturday night I went to see a good friend who's been out of the country for a year and a half working on a documentary in South America - I'd missed her and was very happy to see her again (and glad that she got back safe). We hung out, drank wine, had dinner, caught up, and had a great visit.

So far I've scrubbed the stove, flipped the mattress, caught up on all the blogs that I love to read and never have time for, have watched some DVD's and turned in my draft to the magazine editor (and I've not heard back from her - that's a good sign. When they hate it, they write back immediately).

I'm hearing rumors of a possible music video later this week, but we'll see.


eecue said...

Please try the , they will sort your bike needs out.

Doom/Blondie said...

music videos...

at the moment I HATE them.

hope you don't get attitude from any rap star's henchmen this time.

love and kisses


Peggy Archer said...

eecue - thanks for the link!!

Doom - I know. I hate them too, but money's money.

Anonymous said...

Who's you podiatrist in Santa Monica? I live in Culver City and mine is in Burbank! Too far to slog all the way there and he's only open during the week. Not good for a fellow worker bee (I'm in the Prop Dept.)

Thanks for the info.