For the record, I bought a bike right after writing this. $100 at Target. $118, if you count the seat I got with it. (The default seat was rather painful.) Tried a number of the thrift stores, but none had adult-sized bikes.
If you’re reading this via RSS you’ll notice that a small ad unit has been added to the bottom of some of the articles. Obviously, this is done in order to monetize the content, which I can really only continue if it pays for itself (I’m not exactly making a killing here, folks, just enough… Read more Ads in RSS Feeds
I was raised a Catholic. Sort of. My family wasn’t particularly religious, although I did go to Catholic schools until the fourth grade. After that, I moved to the US, went to public school, and attended Baptist churches for a while where I was told that the Catholic church worshiped Mary over Jesus, and that… Read more Catholic Rebirth
I caught this talk from TedPrize.com and thought it so very inspiring and holding such significance that I felt it needed more than just a share via Google Reader, it needed to be reposted.
We didn’t have beds when we first moved to the US. The four of us shared two small chair beds my parents got, probably from Goodwill. (I should really ask them about that.) Both were broken, so instead of folding out into a bed they sort of split into two pieces. The lucky one that… Read more The World According to the Bottom Bunk
[IMPORTANT: UPDATED ON FEB 7, 3rd PARAGRAPH] The powers that be (by which I mean my muses) decided it was time for a tune up to this site. Although I’ve updated the way the site looks–it now has a clothy look to it which makes it a bit more comfortable to read–that’s not where the… Read more Site Update: Presentation, Focus, Functionality, and RSS Feeds
Probably the biggest influence during my childhood years, at least insofar as an understanding of the astronomical universe was concerned, was an old encyclopedia my mom bought my sister and I. In it, there was a picture of the solar system. Being the science nut that I was, I delved into it like other kids… Read more Planet China, or When We Were Still the Center of the Universe