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Apr. 27th, 2008

I like happy weekends!

Yesterday Cory and I got up earlyish and headed down to Eugene to the Men's Wearhouse. Cory's got a job fair thingy going on in a few days and he needed his first suit for it, and we didn't want to spend a ton of money. We ended up spending about two hours there with Joseph the sales guy, trying them on and getting them fitted. Cory ended up with two nice suits, a shirt and tie, some shoes and socks, and a big bill. But it was money well spent, and he looks very nice. I could tell he felt nice too, from the way his body language changed when he put them on.

We stopped at Bike & Hike on the way home, in downtown Corvallis, and I got a pair of bike panniers and a rack to go over my rear wheel so that I could begin my goal of riding my bike instead of driving the car if I don't have very far to go; like for groceries or movie-renting or whatever. (Actually, we walk to the movie rental place, but you know what I mean.) I like going into Bike & Hike - bike guys are cool.

In the afternoon while Cory studied, I put the rack and panniers on my bike and crocheted a little, and then we walked to Blockbuster and rented Juno and No Country for Old Men, which we watched in the evening. NCfOM was actually less bloody than I thought it would be, and I liked it quite a bit. Juno was also cute.

This morning I walked up to WinCo for the cheap groceries (canned things, bread, that sort of thing - no produce there though 'cause eww), did a bit of laundry, and then biked over to Fred Meyer where I got some veggies and such. I just got back from there - it was really nice actually. I thought I wouldn't like riding my bike alone but I like going my own pace and being quiet and thinking about things (on King's you can't really ride close enough together to chat anyway - it's a busy street), and while I was at the store I wasn't tempted by junk food because I felt so good about riding.

And now it's not even 1 yet - I haven't even eaten lunch. I like it when I'm about done with all my chores and I still have lots of time left to hang out.

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solteronita
Apr. 28th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you feel better! How much were your panniers? I'll need to get some soon.
rivulet
Apr. 28th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
I got these from Bike & Hike but they were on sale for $25. (You'll need a rear rack for them to hang on, too.) I don't think I'll be riding much in the rain so I didn't get ones that were covered, but they have shoulder straps, which is nice for shopping with so you can use both hands. I just took them in with me to Fred's and filled them up. The only thing that was slightly annoying was the hooks on the back of the bags kept hooking onto my belt and pant pockets.
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