where you are totally allowed to vent, curse, and hate humanity for a while.
I read your entry aloud to Anna. She is the queen of pre-teen rolling of eyes, stomping of foot, and dramatic pronouncements of "This is the Worst Day Ev-Ver!" (usually followed by torrents of tears, loud stomping up the stairs, and slamming of the door to her room). She is very impressed with your ability to avoid thinking positively at all costs. I hope she's taking notes on style.
Hope your hamstring un-knots soon.
Yup, you are totally allowed to to complain and vent on your log. That's what it's there for. I hope the hamstring heals itself well!!! And you should use my bike, if it's still around.
Your bike is "in the shop" because the bottom bracket needs to be replaced and the cartridge is rusted in place.
Uppsala is not a healthy place for bikes in the spring. I guess organized crime is to blame? And many bikes are stolen all at once throughout the city.
I am pretty good at being pessimistic. I'm aware of it, though, so I think that's step 1? :) Ross did go and buy me a new bike last night, so I could get to work this morning!
My son had a very nice mtb disappear during finals one year in Boulder. After that he just got clunker bikes for around campus, $10 or so. One had no brakes and was still stolen. Good luck to whoever. Good luck with it.
Unfortunately, $10 bikes don't seem to exist in Uppsala. The cheapest ones you can buy used from people are more than $150. The cheaper you go, the more money you have to spend on parts and repair. I think the idea is to get one that is just good enough that it won't break when you're riding it in the winter to work, but it look likes crap :) I will say that my old bike (which is almost too small for me, so not appealing to most people) was right next to my nice bike with a far worse lock, and it's still there (and has been around for 5 years!). Or I could just go out and steal my own, I suppose. ;) There's a few that have been sitting unused for a year outside my apartment. At what point is it just clearing garbage and not stealing?