Thursday, January 31, 2008

ummmm hum

So today after my Psychology class we had an exam study session for an hour. I was one of only 7 people who showed up. Me, a foreign guy, and the rest females. After the study session was over this girl Latoda who is Dr. Millers (psych prof.) TA came up to me in the hall. See, Latoda is also in my Communication class. She came up to me and said, “so, don’t we have an impromptu speech today?” I said, “yeah, we do.” Latoda then asked me if we were allowed to have a partner. I caught the hint and said, “yeah, we are actually, hey do you think you would be interested in being my partner?” Well, long story short, I thought up a really great speech and we both did an awesome job together. We got the “most creative” speech and then we got an extra 5 extra credit points. It was awesome because she made a correct assumption about me. It felt good to make that happen.
As I was driving home I passed an older man riding his bike. Now, this is not a big deal at all. BUT, he was riding on a busy street in the most busy part of the day, with a bunch of college kids leaving the university.

I just don't understand why he has to ride in the street when there is a perfectly good sidewalk that runs the whole length of the area he needed to go. I just had to pull off and take a picture. I would really like to know why people do this. It's not like this is the only guy who does this in. All over the city people ride their bikes when they could be on a perfectly good and safe sidewalk. I can't make sense out of it.

The girls had a great gymnastics meet tonight. I was super proud of them.

Afterwards my friend Holly took me out to eat and I activated my old phone on her account. She hated her phone and was having a lot of troubles with it. We met at Banditos and had a good talk and meal. It started to snow pretty good as I left Banditos. When it is super windy out and the snow falls hard it makes this really beautiful sweeping all around the road. As long as you drive slow and pay attention, it is really pretty to see. This picture doesn't do it justice, but it kind of explains what I am talking about. If those headlights weren't shining right towards me, then you could see what I am talking about a lot better. :-)


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Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, it's not legal to ride your bike on the sidewalk. I know, makes NO sense, but apparently that's what an officer informed my stepmother a few years back.

Anonymous said...

It is illegal to bike on the sidewalk in my city ... which makes sense because sidewalks are for walking, but if there aren't too many people on the sidewalk, I bike on it anyway because I am petrified of the drivers here. But you are supposed to ride in the street and there are laws for bike traffic.

Mikey said...

I guess it makes sense, but it just doesn't seem very safe. If there is a perfectly clear, and safe sidewalk that I never see anyone walk on.....Ya know?