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Entries from November 30th, 2009
November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · general stuff
Apparently having three days off means that your week gets squeezed into your two normal work/school days. I won’t be blogging until next Monday, unfortunately, but travel safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized
I didn’t go to Cornell [for college] but I found the best room mate there. We found each other in a slightly musty dorm room on the first day of summer school. Hailing from Staten Island, Mell was lightly freckled and Irish to the core. She was confident without being arrogant and charismatic without being […]
November 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized
Can you believe it’s November? I understand that happened almost three weeks ago, but it’s finally sinking in. It’s almost Thanksgiving. That means it’s almost December. When did that happen? I blame the deceptively warm weather that has me thinking it’s still early October. My long-sleeve Underarmour gear has remained untouched in my closet for […]
November 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized
Catching me headed out into rainy weather on my bike a few weeks ago, my openly gay law review faculty manager observed: “You’re so butch.” I thanked him sarcastically in response. Although he was joking, I’ve actually become accustomed to that perception. As a college freshman, punked out with pink hair, people had thought/hoped I […]
November 18th, 2009 · 6 Comments · embrocation cycling journal, hanging out, style
Despite the hundreds of words I can write, the numerous sites I can read about bicycles, and the fact that my words stumble over themselves when I try to talk about bikes, I find it hard to explain my weekends to friends who don’t ride. There’s no drama in doing power intervals on my new […]
November 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · bike shops, style
Because pictures [of pretty bicycles] are worth ten million words. And because I’m up to my eyeballs in work these days. The Dolan is officially NYC Velo’s Bike of the Week [a.k.a. BOTW]. Check out the rest of their flickr sets for bikes that are [arguably] way prettier than mine.
November 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · embrocation cycling journal
Looks like someone has a case of the [Embrocation Cycling Journal] Mondays… Sorry that was sort of lame, as is the lack of a drawing this time around. But this isn’t.
November 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments · bike shops, hanging out
When I first arrived in Boston, with no friends or knowledge of the city, my best friend directed me to Newbury Street. It’s no New York, she cautioned, but it would at least be something to do/see. She was right. On both points. The long stretch of Newbury Street made for good people watching and […]
November 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments · training
If you’ve ever seen even one scene from The Paper Chase, you have a vague sense of what it’s like to be called on in a law school class. Even as a third year, the Socratic method of drilling questions eludes me. It’s like being asked to perform a waltz with cinder blocks for shoes. […]