Cool Bikes Post!

So I've been seeing neat bikes around town and on campus. I love it.
Awesome banana seat FTW!


Flat Tire

Oh wow. I got my first flat of my entire life the other day. I didn't want to belive it was happening, so I kept riding on it until I got to the music building. Now there's a gash in the sidewall of my tire. I was so upset. Here I had gone almost 19 years of life without any flat tires. I knew it would have to happen eventually, but not yet.
I'm very proud of myself for changing the tire on my own though. The wheel has a bit of a wobble in it, but I'm sure it'll be fine for now. I'm gonna try and go to Plan B this weekend to get it all fixed up before Halloween week, since I'm sure I'll be needing to ride around.
VooDoo Fest is this weekend. I still don't know for sure if I'm going, but I really want to. Boo expensive tickets. I spent most of my money on a refrigerator and clothes. Shiny fun dresses and a nurse costume for Halloween. I spent waay too much money on silly things in the last week. But I really wanted them all. So it's alright, right?


Ring Ring

Ughblah. I was late for Nightwatch. I hate doing that. I take a nap before my shift, and my alarm didn't go off, and when my phone started ringing I thought it was the alarm... and oh well. Now I'm here and that's what counts. I have a West Civ quiz tomorrow which I haven't studied for yet.

With every day that passes I realize how awful not having a camera is. There are so many people riding in New Orleans, and I want to take pictures of them and put them here. I'm going to borrow one of my friends' cameras.

I also lost my cell phone last week. I've gotten a new one already, but it is very stressful not knowing who is calling me. Especially when it is someone like my boss or my voice teacher. I only have about ten peoples' numbers in my phone now. I was thinking about making one of those irritating Facebook "I lost my phone OMGOMG" groups but I think that that is far too silly and I always hate getting invited to those anyway. I'm sure that people whose numbers I'd rather not have would join it too. So now I can be selective in re-collecting people's phone numbers. It is somewhat refreshing not to have a whole bunch of people in your contacts list.

Other than that, I'm quite overjoyed really. The boy and I have been riding to all sorts of places. Tonight he was riding around holding his trumpet case in one hand.

I can't wait to get to sleep.


Hellz yeah, Thomas Edison.

Yeah, Thomas Edison is a badass.

I couldn't make it out to the bike mapping this weekend due to work. So I'm totally bummed, but I'm gonna try and make it out to critical mass this month and to the Zombiecat Race on Halloween! I still need to buy costumes... hopefully I can ride over to a costume store this week.

Here's the info on the race:

zombiecat bicycle race
fridayoctober 31st, 2008
jackson square
register @ 6pm
race @ 7pm
afterparty, contests, prizes, goldsprints
$5 to race
$3 for zombie

Contact info@nolabikerace.com to volunteer.


Here's to a super weekend

Amazingly I couldn't find the time to post last night during my Night Watch shift like I normally do. Night Watch is basically the front desk person at our residence halls, who stays up from 12am to 4am on Wednesday and Thursday nights and 2am to 6am on Friday and Saturday nights. I work the desk on Wednesday and Friday every week. Usually I had been posting from there, since I'm up for 4 hours and usually have nothing to do except watch Youtube videos and listen to music. Usually my friends who never sleep come visit me. Its actually a pretty fun job because I get to sit behind the front desk and watch all the drunk people come in. Sometimes they come talk to me, but they're part of the reason I'm there. If one of the residents comes in and they're really really messed up I'm supposed to call university police who come and get them an abulance. Also I make sure people who don't live in the building can't get in and cause trouble.

Being on ResLife means that they pay for my room and board, so I really don't mind being up at all hours of the night talking to drunks.

I lost my cell phone on Monday, which is very upsetting. I had a Palm Centro, and basically had my entire life on that phone. I hadn't scynced it with my computer since August, so I lost most all of the stuff I had on it. Luckily my parents had it insured so Sprint is shipping me a new phone which is supposed to get here tomorrow, but I won't be able to get it from our pathetic package room until Monday. But I'll be glad to have a phone back. I had to write my friend's phone numbers in a little notebook I've been carrying around. And I hate asking people to borrow their cell phones all the time. Also I never know what time it is anymore. I should probably just buy a watch.

Something awesome happened this week though! My boyfriend finally bought a bike! He got a Giant Boulder mountain bike with street tires. It's a pretty solid bike, I really don't know much of anything about mountain bikes, but I've heard pretty good things about Giant. As soon as we got home with his bike he wanted to go for a ride, so we got some of our friends together and rode around in Audubon park and over to the Tree, where we found a bunch of my other friends who had ridden over there earlier and were climbing in the Tree. Now almost all my close friends have bicycles. I can start a bike gang. Or not and say I did.

So, theres some bike mapping this weekend! I'm going on Saturday for sure.

Saturday October 11th, 4pm - Palmer Park. Mapping Hollygrove.

Sunday October 12th, 4pm - Samuel Square. Mapping Central City.



Wow! It's already October. The last few months have gone by pretty quick. But with October comes absolutely beautiful New Orleans weather, lots of frat and sorority parties, fall clothes, and HALLOWEEN. My favorite holiday after Mardi Gras and Christmas. I love Halloween. Why? Because it's an excuse to dress up in ridiculous clothes and drink excessively. And since the month leading up to Halloween is crammed with ridiculous costume parties, dress up days, and themed rides, the month of October should really be renamed Octoween. Upon my boyfriend's request I'm going to be prancing around as a nurse. I will definately be pulling my school uniform out of the closet.

There are two NolaCycle bike mapping rides this weekend.

Saturday October 4th, 4pm - Comiskey Park. Mapping Mid-City/Treme.

Sunday October 5th, 4pm - Park at Esplanade and Grand Rte St John. Mapping 7th Ward/Fairgrounds.

There's some sort of ride coming up this weekend, I read about it on NolaCycle. Crunkical Mass is what it's called, and it sounds like its going to be pretty rad. I'm going to try and go for sure. Any excuse to dress up and ride with people. And it's right after mapping, so everyone should go map and then ride over to the Crunkical deal. Heres the flyer, which I stole from NolaCycle, as usual.