after a long career as a bike rider, i was put out of commission for a week, due to a cold. man. sucked! for three of those days i wasn't even able to get out of bed. i took one day off from work, and i'm still syptomatic. blegh.
but today, i got back on my hog (who still remains nameless. and shameless ;) i was a little reluctant (read: lazy), but i did it. i decided to just take a stroll, seeing as how i am still under the weather. basically i was riding with a snot nose the whole time and had to stop to cough my lungs out and blow my nose every 5 minutes. so with that in mind, i figured a long ass ride wasn't quite appropriate yet.
it was fun. it's so nice to be outside. i went to uptown whittier and did some shopping. got some coffee. wrote. got invited to the park by a crackhead. yes, whittier has crackheads. meth face is probably more accurate actually. then i just rode up and down random ass streets near my place. man, whittier has some cute little streets. i also rode around whittier college. dude, their school mascot, is The Poet. The Poet?!?! how is it that i did not attend this college? good lord.
ooooh and i also got my new chrome bag in the mail during my hiatus so today i was riding in style! that bag, and well, this whole bike riding experience, was inspired by ms. calitexican. i owe this all to you mujer. i'm in trial right now and so a good ride around life is the daily vacation i need. makes me smile. makes me feel accomplished.