I encourage everyone to start biking more. You’ll be doing a favour to yourself (several favours, even), the environment, and your community.
You Don’t Have to Be Superhuman to Commute by Bicycle
These are people who travel many miles at a pace more like 10 miles an hour. They wear regular clothes and ride the bikes that they can afford.
But everyone who bikes in New York or any other city has certain things in common. The Type-A strivers on their carbon-fiber steeds; the skinny-jeans-wearing fixie riders; the elevator repairman in work clothes on his anonymous hybrid; the fashionable businesswoman on her folder; the 82-year-old photographer on his cruiser. All of them benefit from an increased recognition that bicycles are a legitimate way to get from one place to another, and that you don’t have to be some kind of a freak to use them.
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YEAH! Just last week I bought a super cute beach cruiser off Craiglist and as soon as it warms up enough, I’m parking the car and grabbing the handlebars (plus it’s got a basket for my dog, Alex). — tanya b.
Some of my friends don’t understand why I like to pair beer (and wine, for that matter) with food. They seem to think the point of drinking is merely getting drunk. I urge them to read this, give it a try, and reconsider.
In Match-Up Of Beer And Cheese, Everybody Wins — With A Good Coach
With the Super Bowl looming, three questions are buzzing around America: Who are you pulling for; who’s singing at halftime; and where are you watching the game? And if you’re hosting a party, you’re also asking yourself: What am I going to feed these people?
So it’s a good time to highlight a basic lesson of hosting: Nothing classes up a party — even one that’s focused on watching football on TV — like good cheese.
And as I learned recently, nothing tastes better with cheese than beer. That’s the word from Garrett Oliver, author of The Brewmaster’s Table, an influential book about how to make beer-food relationships work.
The Wonder Years
It’s finally on Netflix, which is good. Really good. You should check it out, if you haven’t yet.
I heard they had replaced the opening song (Joe Cocker’s cover of The Beatles’ With a Little Help From My Friends, which I wouldn’t call better than the original but which certainly managed to become its own thing) with a cover (of a cover) and I worried they might have done the same to the rest of the impeccable original soundtrack.
I was happy to see, however, that it still opens with The Byrds’ Turn, Turn, Turn (wich is also a cover).
I had to stop it, though. I forgot how emotional this show makes me (in part because I grew up watching it, in part because the show itself is highly nostalgic by nature). I can’t deal with it. At least not alone in the middle of the night. It make me miss everything and everyone.
SO SAY WE ALL!
What’s up? Nothing, just totally met Commander Adama last night with my friend. Yeah. And he was awesome!
They just started filming season 3 of BTD. Life is swell.
Finally! TV is about to get good again!
I feel like somebody just punched me in the stomach and knocked all my wind out. I’m only 30 years old and I want to have a chance to continue creating things. I know I’ve got at least one more great computer in me, and Apple is not going to give me a chance to do that.
Steve Jobs, 1987. (via hipstamiphone)
You showed them, Steve. This is inspiring.
It tears at the core of my being that some of you are not watching Portlandia yet. FIx that, now.
Everyone else can stop making music this year. It will be futile.