I bought a bicycle off Craigslist. When I went over to the other end of Milwaukie to check it out, I saw a bunch of people smoking and drinking Smrnf Ice on the porch in front of a magnificent river vista. Somehow it came out over the course of the conversation that I did music stuff, so the lady selling me the bike showed me all sorts of incredible audiovisual clutter throughout the place. I may never see a wall of Commodore monitors again - even in my own house. Multiple unicycles, pedestrian fatalities, code enforcement, endless sliders and knobs, monitors, Disney on Ice, and the whole thing ended up with a hug. Wow. I took the bike into wonderful wonderful Meticon, and while this thing has its quirks in abundance and needed a hell of a lot of work, when I rode it home, I felt like a superhero in the Milwaukie night. So fast, so smooth.
Eric and I are releasing the newest Activity Universal (note the absence of the word "Associates") album Flee on cassette, so I'm in full-on dubbing mode. I played it in my car driving the aforementioned bike up to Meticon, and I swear I had like three people honking at me, so transcendent was the Activity Universal driving experience. Note to self: Do not listen to this album while driving - save it for dishwashing and other household chores. I need to get cracking on making the cover art (J-card!) and, hopefully, an accompanying comic.
Other than that, I continue biking to work, doing work, looking at other languages all day long. I like how my Spanish continues to improve, to the point where I feel like I need to start practicing speaking it again. I need to read more Spanish literature - I read it in translation and think "this has to be better in the original and I'm near the point where I can take it in without too too many visits to the old dictionary." Plans!
I made my own sauerkraut and it is delicious. I don't know why I waited so long to start fermenting things.
I must say: having my own little den and keeping it usable (for doing embarrassing things like watching televised sporting events and playing videogames) is 100% wonderful. What a ridiculous luxury.
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