oke up this Saturday the usual way, my head alive and spinning with ideas. No going back to sleep. So I ended up on the computer for an hour or so, reading the online paper and emailing model railroad design plans back and forth with a buddy.
I’d just gone back to bed (at 8am) when the neighbor started mowing the lawn. So that’s out.
Instead, I went out and got Manfred (my Brompton folding bike) out of the garage and (sans helmet) went for a spin around the neighborhood.
Outside of it being a glorious day full of sunshine and possibility, it was a good day for the reader-side of me. We’ve got two of those little micro-libraries (the take-one/give-one birdhouse-y thing s you see in yards when not driving madly from place to place) within a mile. Went by the first and saw a couple of titles I’d be willing to trade for. So back to the house to sling the saddle bag on the bike, load it with four books, and ride back.
I traded out at the rate of two for one (since I’m generous and have a shit-brick of books in our house). I did pick up The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, which I’d seen years back but have never read. And also got The Lost City of Z, which is about an explorer looking for one of those fabled lost cities. Hey, if I don’t like them, I can always take them back.
But overall, a great morning – two less books in the house, two more to read and a beautiful ride through the tree-lined streets of my neighborhood. Win-win-win.