To anyone who still has this blog in their RSS feed…or ever checks it…I have not ceased to exist! :D I just got a really sweet email from some readers (I am honestly so flattered!!), and I decided to face my guilt of not posting and update you guys on what’s going on. Weeelll…it’s summer! I spent a couple weeks after exams ignoring my computer completely and just enjoying the nice weather, and my outfits were incredibly boring shorts/tshirts. (Actually, that’s basically what I’ve been wearing all summer…I know! For shame!!) Then, while on my boring trip to Oklahoma to visit family, my grandma died. :( It’s pretty sad, but she was sick and we’re all a bit relieved that she’s not suffering anymore. So we had to go through allllll her stuff, and there is a silver lining. Vintage scarves. Lots and lots of them. Something really great to remember her by! She also has a GIGANTIC collection of jewelry, but I probably won’t get to go through all that till we go back at Christmas since my grandpa wants to get everything of value out (it’s that WWII thrift in him…haha!). So anyways, I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE that I will write a ginormous post sometime this week that includes pictures of said scarves and other things I’ve picked up while in the states. We’re leaving tomorrow, can’t wait to be home and get back to a regular routine…which will include blogging! :D
Okay, guys, exams are coming up and since I missed almost 2 weeks of school (SCREW YOU, MONO!!!) I have a lot to do…so I am making my brb official! I will be back by next Wednesday at the latest, as that is the last day of school. And yes, I am excited! But now, back to social studies homework. Sigh….
I’m having a lot of luck with eBay stuff arriving this week! My floral print dress arrived today. It looked huge when I took it out of the package, but a belt fixed it all up and I LOVE it.
It’s incredibly lightweight. This is going to get a lot of wear! If it ever stops raining…
Filed under: outdoors, talking | Tags: bicycles, biking, electra, helmet, summer, velorbis
After supper, me and my brother went with my dad to Mountain Equipment Co-op to get ourselves new bike helmets. That’s right, remember this post? The craving is still there! Unfortunately, I also still have to wear a helmet or else I’ll get fined (and with my luck, hit by a semi. If anyone needs a helmet, it’s me!!!). Luckily I found one that I really like!
At first, I didn’t like the visor, but it’s really growing on me and it’s practical. The pink detail on it is cute! I can always switch out the lining for one without a visor attached, too. The best thing about this helmet is that since it’s multi-sport, it doesn’t scream “CYCLING NERD!” like my dad’s does. (No offense, dad. He’s a proud cycling nerd!) I also got some gloves, just because I tend to only fall off my bike and onto the leftover gravel from winter when I’m NOT wearing them. And I think they’re kinda cute in a hobo-ish way…don’t tell!
But trust me, this is the extent of my cycling gear. I’m going Copenhagen style – for me, biking is simply going to be an awesome and sustainable form of transportation, not an extreme sport (most days). I want to prove to the people of this city that you don’t have to be in head-to-toe spandex and low drag sunglasses to use a bike to get around! Of course, that would be a lot easier if I had a more stylish bike! My absolute dream bike would have to be the Velorbis Victoria Classic. It’s just SO. FREAKING. GOODLOOKING. The details are amazing.
Marvel in it’s glory.
Of course, this wonderful, amazing, beautiful bike is £569, which is… *sob*… $1,110 Canadian dollars. PLUS shipping, because nobody near my city carries them. Goodbye, love! However, there is an alternative. It might not have strands of leather wrapped around the handles, and it might not be quite as perfect…but it’s also pretty dang goodlooking, and WAY more in my budget. Behold the Electra Women’s Amsterdam Classic 3 speed!
It also comes in white and black, and I think I like white the best (especially with the contrast of the seat, handles, and tires). This one costs $549.99, an amount that I could actually save up to. And I’ll still have my mountain bike for when I want to go out to the mountains and get dirty!
So, in conclusion… dedicate your 11:11 wish to me getting the job I want for the summer! :P