May 27, 2005

Bye Bye!

This is my first, and last, post from the office. Today is my last day at the office in Amherst. Tomorrow, we're going to do a site visit at Williams College. That night, gleeful merrymaking. And the next morning?
The next chapter in the book of my life!

May 3, 2005

Slippery When Wet

It's raining in the valley. Which made my 8 mile bike-commute home slippery, a little chilly and blissfully adrenalin fueled. I don't know what it is about exercising in the rain that triggers it but I thrive on the energy that surges through me. I pedal hard, oblivious to discomfort and with a huge grin on my mud streaked face. I don't know why it feels so good. But it does. It makes me feel totally alive.

Being a bicycle commuter means I need to ride in bad weather too. Like the weekend before last when Gary came out to visit. We were forced to ride around on a pleasant spring day. We had to endure sunshine, burgeoning wildflowers, a slight breeze and some great views. Both of these pictures were both taken near the Connecticut river, about a 10 min laidback ride from my home in the bustling center of downtown Northampton.