For a long time I’ve been nurturing the idea of biking my way from the college campus to downtown, but I knew there were big hills on my way. I went anyways.
I am distant of everyone and everything and I fill my days with routine and the mundane.
I find joy in the little things on my daily life and I hardly ever encounter any problem worth of note. I spend most of my free time with myself and free.
On my bike, I fly with the birds that follow me, surrounded by Spring and green fields. Every ride I go a little further, today this milestone, tomorrow the next. Further and further. Every week I get lost.
Ricardo Jorge has recently given me an odometer and I’ve been eager to get some miles on it. So today I’ve went for a big ride with a friend and I obviously took some photos too!
The weather wasn’t very promising. It looked like it could start raining any minute and we had chosen to take a ride pretty close to the sea. Hmm maybe it wasn’t that much of a big idea, but we didn’t get damp!
Weather actually provided for pretty cool photos!
It did rain for a few minutes so we took cover in a café. After some hot beverages, we were ready to hit the road again! But because we were already a little damp and my friend had a train to catch, we decided to just take the metro on our way back.
Unfortunantely, and because I’m not yet very good at dealing with the odometer, I’ve lost my miles a couple times already :(
Me, at my grandparents’ garage.
I’ve been taking many photos recently so I found myself thinking about making a photography exclusive blog or something like that…
But then I remember I have this blog, where I presume I can just post everythings, including photos. But you just don’t get it, I take way too many photos for that to be a pleasant thing. I take many pictures on my bike rides so bikes are a constant in my pictures. Maybe sometimes you won’t see the bike, but you should know it is always somewhere close.
Having two bikes is a blast, I love it! :D Weather permitting, I’ll be ridding one of them. Recently I’ve found myself ridding bigger and bigger distances. It’s like I’m training for something, except that I am not. But I like it that I’m growing strong and that I can go further away in less time, so I can explore all the roads I didn’t have the change to yet.
Going further means going to other places and thus taking more pictures. Everything is related, one thing leads to the other.
It’s been a while since I last updated around here and I’m a blogger and therefore I should blog.
At least more often.
Well, many things have happened in the past two months. For once, my younger sister, who’s living in the City with me, has gone on a college break for almost an entire month, leaving me to live by myself during most of that part (occasional visits were paid).
I thought I was going to feel really lonely and I did for about… one day. After the initial shock, I began to enjoy my soliptude. My sleep schedule improved greatly: I’d go to bed at the time I started to feel either tired or too bored and wake up early to go to the gym without actually losing any necessary sleep hours (these are very important and sacred to me, sleep much important). I also started cooking pretty much whatever I wanted and taking care of my things on my own terms and pace. It was very peacefull. Sometimes I’d feel a little lonely, yes, but that feeling was gone by the end of the first week.
During this month I also bought a second bike to have with me in the City! So exciting! So, this is probably second- or third-hand bike, but it was rather cheap and in good condition (just required some minor fixing in the brakes).
I called it Biclins. It may not be as lightweight or pretty or slim as my older bike, but it’s a faithful companion and does take me to work every day!
There is only one downside to this. If there’s possible a downside to bikes. It’s been raining. Everyday. ALWAYS. And I do not have the proper clothing for riding in the rains.
It’s constantly raining and because I want to bike really hard and I also can’t manage to ride a bike while holding an umbrella, I’ve been reaching college everyday pretty damp. Obviously getting a mudguard was a task of most importance, especially after a week of drying my pants and panties with the blow drier in the gym (it was not a sexy sight, trust me).
But in all seriousness, it’s been raining for so long I think that lake is now permanent. Also some sentient life might be developing on it.
Because of such awesome weather and tho I ride my bike to work everyday, I still haven’t rode the entire city around just for the sake of it. That’ll have to wait for better days and when I’m not feeling too miserable due to riding in the rain for too long. So yeah, that’s a task for some other weather.
My sister is back again to living with me, which is both a good and a bad thing. Let’s just say I got pretty used to my good sleeps and the whole being free to do whatever I pleased.
But it’s still nice to have sister back.
So, for short, my month has been dealing with living on my own for the biggest part and enjoying the indepence that follows and many bikeing in the rain. Much good!
I had two bits of corn bread laying around the kitchen for a while and decided that since I’m already into eating everything before the approaching expiracy dates arrive, I decided to make a quesadilla out of them. Fortunantely I only had two, because eating more than one would be kind of impossible, heh.
I don’t follow any recipe, the only thing I know about quesadillas is that they must have the queso, so I went for that.
I put the first slice of corn bread on the frying pan heating up. I added a thin basis of cheese and some bacon.
And then I added some avocado because I love avocados and avocados don’t really last very long after they’re oppened so I had some to spare. Also I can’t think how this meal could come to be without any sign of salsa sauce, so I added a little bit of that. I like colorfull food, what can I say?
And then another layer of cheese because I want to make sure the two layers stick to each other.
Then it’s only a matter of wainting for the cheese to melt, flip the quesadilla and wait a little bit more and voilá, it’s good to go!
All I needed to do further was to slice the quesadila and eat the tiny bits. It is especially awesome if eaten while it’s warm. Much yum!
Ever since I moved the furniture around the City Room a little bit, I managed to get a desk just exclusively for me and that makes me really really happy. I even got to draw!