Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Oh, so true.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Bicyclists are entitled to a piece of the road too...

(Click Image for link)
"Oil is a non-renewable resource that harms our environment and is a huge source of conflict among nations. Vehicles that run on oil, such as every SUV, car, truck and minivan in Toronto are only inflaming this growing problem and polluting the very air we breathe. In contrast, bicycles use absolutely no gas to run, do not in any way harm the air and (shockingly!) actually benefit those who ride them. At a minimum, cyclists should be treated with equal respect to motorists and so the next time you see someone toiling away on their bike to get from A to B, show a little sympathy and appreciate the sacrifice we cyclists are making."

I love when signs tell the truth...

Friday, August 17, 2007

if you haven't noticed...

Treehugger is one of my favorite sites. I love passing on all the news they update me with everyday, so loveable :)

If a picture intrests you, just click on it and it will take you to the article!

When the beasts realize THEY are bigger...

You need to watch until the end. This is great!

On another note:

so cute and

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

on this day in 1969..

(Image from

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.


Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Click the picture then the icon at the bottom of the pop up page, for a slide show.

I have not been teared up until now.



"Geez... my kitchen sink drain is clogged, well draining slowly"

(Went to Walgreens to buy Drano)

(Used Drano, doesn't work)

(Feel guilty for using Drano, bioHAZARD)

(Went to Walgreens to buy vinegar, no vinegar)

(Calls Plumber)

"Can you come over, my kitchen sink isn't draining"

(Plumber comes, uses a long scrub brush thing, and leaves all in 10 minutes, says he's giving me a break and charges $98)

"I think I am in the wrong profession" I say to myself all last night.

$98 is a full day of work for me. All to take a scrub brush down my pipe.

Peace. no LOVE for you.

Friday, August 3, 2007

tragic. really.

The thought that a bridge could just fall down has been a fear of mine since I was a wee little one. I grew up in the great "twin cities" of North Dakota, aka Bismarck-Mandan. The river that runs through the cities is the Missouri, which is also littered in bridges.

As a youngster I played various games with my two younger brothers, like holding your breath over bridges, but could never get over the constant fear of drowning. To this day it (an being too average) are my biggest fears.

At any given time I know how to get my seat belt off and open the door. I am and was always prepared to jump out of the car in case it plunged into the river or the bridge collapsed.

But, I never ACTUALLY thought I would see something like I saw yesterday.

My heart aches for the lives that have been changed by this event.

And all the more, gives me one more valid reason to be car free. (I am not saying I do not ride in cars, rent them, or use public transit). But, the fact of the matter, if I did have a car to just hop into, "it could have been me".

Yesterday after work, I rode the west river parkway, which is closed to vehicles. It looks to me that the Stone Arch Bridge is closed to pedestrian traffic. The closest I could get was Gold Medal Park, where it was littered in people pointing, and a somber silence and whispers of people trying to come to grips with what they were seeing above the tree lines.

Traffic was another hug issue. I rode over to the Washington Ave overpass that crosses 35W. There wasn't much to see other than lines of cars, and emergency vehicles.

Here are some pictures of my view.

Gold Medal Park was crazy with people getting a view. Really the only highest point other than Endless Bridge of the Guthrie is the hill.

West River Parkway was closed to vehicles, but I got by on my bike, until the baracade right after Gold Metal Park.

I watched as people went up and down the hill, somber and quiet.

Everyone just looking to see what they could over the tree lines.
This was the view from the top of the hill.

Washington Ave. overpass bridge

Cars backed up from Cedar Ave.