Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thrillseeker

Biking around Adelaide has been a dream. There are bike lanes pretty much everywhere. And there is a beautiful path by the river that I can take to get to school. That's one of the dreams that I've had since being a kid, was to walk/bike/be human-powered to get to school or work. And to go by a beautiful, peaceful, quiet river, it's amazing! The river will go all the way to the beach if you let it. I'll probably go this weekend. But for now I go the other way, only about 7-10 minutes, to get to school. The entire commute takes about 20 minutes.
So along the river there are grassy riverbanks, and shady trees. There are many people rowing. And just to make it interesting, there are black swans.
Riding home tonight from Zumba (!) I could see the silhouette of the swans, the sun setting in the distance, just like a dream!
Later in the commute is a section of bike path that goes alongside the road on one side and a park on the other. This part is usually deserted, and I can fly, standing up on the pedals, face in the wind, downhill all the way, into the setting sun... cricket fields surrounded by trees, smooth road, its one of the best parts of my day. I'm so lucky to have found this bike!

Also, I bought a travel hairdryer today. What was I thinking!!! I was thinking, it's cheap, it's small, it folds up, it's light and I can use it to dry my hair. Well it's a laughingstock! I WILL put pictures up this weekend, I promise! Imagine Barbie in her dream house, drying her hair. Well that's me, but my hair is brown. I got to show you this thing, just so you can laugh. The best part is the fact that it is bright pink, bright Barbie pink. Anyways, I did manage to dry my hair with it, it's small, it's light, and I don't think I can return it. Well that's what traveling is all about, right? Making do with less material and going all out for the experiences.

Speaking of less material, if anyone wants to send me any warm sweatshirts or blankets, please feel free. Winter is coming!!!

Let's see, what else. Oh yeah, I saw Black Swan. It was really good. It said so much in terms of being a performer, being a girl growing into a woman, growing up, having a crazy parent... I'm not going to say my life was that crazy but movies are supposed to be larger than life, aren't they? Sometimes we are imprisoned by the demands we make on ourselves.

And I'm finally catching up on Glee! Love that show! Not only do episodes get here rather late (they are just showing the Valentine's day episode now) but the tv in this house doesn't really work. So it's all about ten.com.au. Kind of like the Australia Hulu. Which doesn't work here.

Anyways, that's about it for now. Tomorrow we're supposed to go see an Aboriginal comedy act- I'll let you know how it goes.
Good night!

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