everyday is getting faster


my hot schwinn
Originally uploaded by cwdaniels.

everyday

I ride my bike to and from work on a daily basis these days, it is a 5 mile trip to and fro. Now to be honest I ride the bike to the metro train in the mornings – that takes me all but about a mile from work. I do this so I don’t begin my workday like I just finished a workout. But I am pretty much riding home everyday. I love it. I was riding home today, at one point I began passing some really old car (going about 20 mph) and as soon as I did that car hit the gas and took off, and then a little bit later they turned right, just in front of me, waiting in LA driver fashion for the very last second to turn on their blinker. “Come on! I can’t help it my schwinn goes faster than you pinto.???

I love rocking out to my ipod on my schwinn; its so much more fun than listening to tunes in a car. I have no idea why but maybe it is the thrill of never knowing whether I am going to get run over by a car or not – quite a thrill. My old scrappy bike that I bought form craigslist for $75 is by far one of the coolest things I own, pus I am getting back into shape a little – especially after two years of a steady diet of reading, dim lights, and lots of coffee.

Oh yeah and we just got our security deposit back from our old landlord only 2.5 months late. He responded rather quickly after I posted the California law in my email to him the other day. It stated that he only has 21 days to get it back to us before he is in violation. It 21 days dude, not 90! It is amazing how many people will try and take advantage of you because you are either nice. Or they figure you are ignorant, I guess I fall under both. …..anyways – thanks to all my friends for being ready to go over to his house and well, stand there I guess, after all we are just a bunch of Quakers and Mennonites – but hey he didn’t know that.

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…is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC., PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a “released minister” at Camas Friends Church, and father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with a friend, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.