June 25th, 2002

Roman

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I woke up several times last night thinking about the grant app. REalizing it has to be sent this Friday. And I need to find the nearest fed ex office. So that's what I'm going to do. Find it.
Roman

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The birds now love the third bird feeder, the tall one. So I put up another one just like it last night. They haven't discovered it yet. I also got a similar one just for the little finches, the goldfinches and other little ones like that. It requires a different kind of seed, and those finches are nesting now, so are not feeding. So I'll wait on that one. I find I enjoy refilling them.
Roman

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I'm tired and don't want to do anything. I just want to lie down. Of course if I did lie down I'd start thinking rapidfire about what I might be doing. Actually, lying down is a really good way to get the fires inside burning, I think. I mean, the brainstorms, the thinking, the planning. Those kinds of fires.
Roman

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My right arm is still hurting. I think it is healing, slowly. Today I'd like to do a short hike before hitting the PC meeting tonight, but I can't decide where. Bishop Peak? Too much? I mean, not to the peak but one of the other trails. Madonna - Maino? Poly P loop? Too messy for now. Laguna - not enough. Where where where? Maybe I'll take my bike somewhere if it isn't windy.
Roman

Bike liberation

I unlocked my leaf-clogged bike, pumped up the soft tires as much as I could with my little hand pump, cleaned it off, and took off to the gas station. There I filled the tires more solidly and rode downtown. I stopped at Uptown Espresso for a cup of peach-ginger tea, then took off toward Johnson Avenue. I figured I had not done enough work getting downtown so I needed to do more going home. The climb was invigorating. Most of the way I was riding at a pace slower than that of a runner ahead of me. Near Laurel Lane the road started going downhill, though, so I had the advantage and finally passed her.

It felt so good to be riding again. I feel so free on my bike, under my own power, able to travel far (relatively), cheaply, easily. My throat is a little sore from deep breathing on the uphill slope but that's a nice price to pay.
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Roman

changes

When I was young, I often entertained myself by reading through cookbooks. I would read a recipe, visualizing each step, imagining the finished product. Later I would get the ingredients and make it.

Tonight I did something I have gotten into the habit of doing: read about hikes in a hiking guide. I review hike directions and information ahead of time, visualize driving to the trailhead, imagine the hike.