|A specific instance of summertime|
A specific instance of summertime
Jul. 3rd, 2010 @ 10:58 am
I got my health insurance card in the mail, and my first paycheck. To celebrate (and because it was a sweet deal on Craigslist), I bought a unicycle.
I woke up this morning at about six thirty and it felt like Christmas morning. I got out of bed, grabbed a helmet and gloves, and walked on campus to spend about two hours teaching myself how to unicycle.
Oh, and even more Christmas-morning-feeling, I had a Fedex note on the counter yesterday - my phone had tried to come but gotten nervous. So I drove out to Crofton after the day's unicycling and picked up my sweet new snazzyphone, which is charging right now before I bring it to the VZW store to get it activated.
I really want to watch you unicycle now. And it occurs to me that you might like this song
, though you appear to have unicycle euphoria at the moment. (This is the band whose songs always make me think of you and Will without fail whenever I hear them.)
I have never heard of this band before, but man that is awesome.
I wouldn't say the learning process is behind me... it is a lot about balance, I did read a few tips, but most of it is one of those "get a feel for it" things. It took a half hour or so to figure out how to mount the thing consistently (while holding a wall), then I spent the next three or so hours of practice following next to the wall (and still falling off). Now (grand total of four or four and a half hours of practice) I can go ten or fifteen feet away from the wall on a good run, but pretty often it just squirts out from under me without my having gone any decent distance. The nice thing is that I've been pretty good about jumping away from it and landing on my feet rather than falling down - I've only _fallen_ once or twice.
As for Christmas in Australia - that sounds pretty cool, but one question: in what sense are the fruits wicked?
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