Yesterday morning, I come out to find a brake pad stolen. One brake pad. Stolen off the front wheel of my bicycle. ... WHY!!?!? Why one brake pad? Were they going for the front wheel, and quit when they noticed the chain? Did they need brake pads? Did they notice the poor state of the first pad after removing it and then decline to put the effort into stealing the second, fairly worthless, pad? (WHY didn't my mechanic replace these brake pads on my last tune-up?) Has that life insurance policy kicked in already? Am I starring in a Law & Order episode?
Blessedly, the owner of Innovation bike shop
was just unlocking, and took pity on my broken-down state, swapping in a new set before he'd even had a chance to step out of his bike shoes, a good half hour before opening. (THANK YOU, kind sir!!)
FINALLY! scored a pair of VibramFiveFinger Alitza's
-- and LOVING them. Easily my comfiest shoes ever. Even with the hot spot rubbed onto the back of my heel. I shouldn't have hit such a blistering (ha ha!) pace within 5 minutes of putting them on my feet. Cf., "comfiest ever". Dang. I may need more.
Voted. Chuffed to see the mechanical lever ballot boxes! I thought them gone forever. Love them so. (I am spoiled by being in a district where they work reliably.) How soon 'til the results? I was told the reason for falling back to the levers is that there might be a re-count -- which you can't with our optically scanned ballots. Polls close at 9pm...
Making General Tso's tofu. And asparagus / carrot / yellow pepper / onion / snow pea! Mmm. Rice done -- so easy in my heart pot
! I love this thing. *Nothing* sticks to it. Not rice, not oatmeal, not cheese sauce, *NOTHING*. Amazing.