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Rain Check on the Bike Ride

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Well, I planned on shooting a fun little bike ride vlog to the library yesterday, but was stopped by my exploding bike. Okay, “exploding” may be a tiny exaggeration, but it was close! The brakes and chain kept falling off, actually falling off and onto the ground. This is not conducive to safe bike riding. My journal entry happened to be making something with, or inspired by, bicycles. So, I scratched the video and made this photo collage of my futile attempt at bike repair.

Hubs is reluctant to repair said bike, because he’s not sure bike riding is a good idea for my neck. I assured him I wasn’t planning on doing anything crazy, just a tame, slow ride to the library. Sigh.

At any rate, I thought I'd tell you about the fun little summer project I started, regarding the library. It’s my Message in a Bottle, er, Library Book Project. Just for fun, I’m leaving little post-it notes on pages of books when I return them. I like fun surprises, so I thought other people might like them too. Nothing big, just my ongoing attempt to make the world a little sunnier. Do any of you have fun summer projects?

Pg. 187 of City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare

Pg. 83 of The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Pg. 345 of A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Side note: I’m heading out of town tomorrow, flying down to TX and OK. The reason I’m going is sad; it’s for my cousin’s funeral. He was part of our little tribe growing up; there were six of us and we were thick as thieves. His death was sudden, unexpected, and way too soon. So, the reason for the trip is difficult. But I’m looking forward to seeing my whole clan and celebrating the awesomeness that was Mike. I’m hanging around at my dad’s for a week afterwards, so who knows, maybe we’ll shoot another Walking with Dad vlog. Hug the ones you love and tell them how important they are to you. Tell ‘em ‘til they’re sick of hearing it, and then tell them again. Talk to y’all when I get back.

Spark ON, Brave Sparkers!

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