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By MillMan (Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 12:53:24 PM EST) (all tags)
2nd and king, motherfucker. Fuckin' LA pussy!


I walked over to the local coffee shop early this afternoon, but the line was well out the door, so I didn't bother. I think on lazy weekend days I should just take the train up to SF and find a coffee shop to hang out at. The local place is right next to the train station so I'll probably stop by tomorrow after work when presumably less than every family in the city will be there.

I did ~14 miles (don't have an odometer yet) on the mountain bike yesterday, probably 10 of which were on the road. I puttered around this park for a bit which has some small hills, good for a newb like myself. I managed in the clipless pedals pretty well - my only fall thus far was in my apartment, although falling on hardwood isn't pain free. The psychological process of hill rendering is pretty similar to hiking:

hiking uphill: "I fucking hate this. This fucking sucks. Fucking bugs, fucking humidity, fucking lame."
hiking at the top above the treeline: "this is amazing."

biking uphill: " this fucking sucks. How much did I spend on this bike? Dear god. Yes millman you are the dumbest POS in the history of man."
biking downhill: "COOLEST SHIT EVAR@!@! WAAAAHHHHOOOOOOO!!!"

The above isn't a joke, by the way. That's pretty much what is in my head during each activity.

If you look at the satellite image of the park again, you'll notice a building in the upper left of the park. That's a methane power plant. This particular park is build on a landfill. Couple that with the rotting salt ponds you'll also see in the picture (the white areas with what looks like rivers and tributaries running through them) and you get air that is rather offensive and only marginally breathable. California: good intentions built on a pile of shit.

Saturday afternoon I headed up to SF to watch a baseball game. I got my Gilroy garlic fries, hot dog, and beer, and took a seat. The baseball was pretty bad - both teams suck - but it was fun. I'd rather be watching the Twins in the septic Metrodome, but hey.

I'm already thinking about a road bike. It'll be a beat up commuter, something cheap I can ride to the store without worrying about it being stolen.

Tonight: pad thai.

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mmmmmm pad thai by moonvine (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 10:23:54 PM EST
sounds great. I'm going to go make some right now. I can't sleep anyway and my house is already spotlessly clean. Were your gilroy fries garlicaly invasive or delicious?

they were great by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 10:47:19 PM EST
I can't have too much garlic. Like most food though it had far too much salt.

Your new diary is really good, btw. Now, time for sleep.

Everybody still hates me in this city and I hate everybody.

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