Bikers are assholes

After I left my job to focus on school full time, I decided to get a bike to reduce my commuting expenses and inject exercise into my daily routine (outside of the gym). As a pedestrian, I am far more afraid of bikes than I am of cars, because bikers are assholes. They have the attitude of pedestrians (meaning they feel they have the right of way) without the dexterity to get out of the way or stop quickly. I’ve never been hit by a car in this city, but I’ve been swiped by a bike messenger. Continue reading

i don’t deserve magic powers

If I were a magical person (by Harry Potter standards), I would use my powers to accomplish the mundane tasks in my life. I realized this while doing laundry today. Houses would be cleaned, rooms kept tidy, laundry done, etc., without me having to put my brain and my time to work. I could accomplish the more important things in my life: research, blog posts, twitter comments, hanging out with my cat, becoming fluent in Spanish, editing my documentary project, without household tasks being left undone. Continue reading