Very little cooking, but lots of cool stuff. Unfortunately, I can't say I got to mowing the lawn. Luckily, neither have my neighbors.
After fixing a laptop for a friend, I headed out to a shop where one of my co-workers sells bikes on the weekend. This shop has a body scanning machine that actually helps determine which bike frame size, crank size, etc... is best for me. Well it sounded like a good idea, but the computer program pretty much puked when it got to my leg length. It kept saying, "enter valid length." Apparently, I should join the circus!
We were able to figure out that there are basically two bikes that will fit me without building a custom frame. Terry makes small frame female specific bikes. These would be special order and pretty expensive. Kona makes a kid's bike that is pretty decked out, called a Jake 2-4. It is a cross which means, I could take it out on a jeep trail or it will handle just fine on the road. Yup, I'm riding around on a kiddie bike!
Saturday night, I headed out to a concert. It was Big Head Todd and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Toad was one of my fav bands in high school, so that was pretty neat. VeganDoc met my friend and I at the show. It was a great concert and very cool to meet someone through blogging! Also pretty awesome, to have a new vegan buddy. At the moment, I have one friend who is vegetarian and a few that are wannabe veggies.
This morning, I was supposed to go for hike. The weather here was outrageously hot and humid, so I chickened out. BTW - I chickened out and vegandoc finished a triathalon! In the afternoon, I stopped by my aunt's. She gave me some fresh basil and oregano from her garden. Later, I headed into the city to go to the Boston Vegetarian Society meeting at my favorite vegan restaurant...Grasshopper. I met some nice people and really enjoyed the speaker and of course $8.95 buffet!
I'm not a fan of crowds and two hours was all I could take even though everyone was very friendly. So, I headed over to say hi/bye to VeganDoc who was sitting on the other side of the room with some new friends!
On the way home, I stopped at TJ's for some tomatoes. Once I arrived at the house, I took my new bike out for spin because it had started to cool off. I rode until it got dark, and then headed inside. I definitely didn't need more food after the buffet, but I did need lunch for work this week.
My fridge had pizza dough, herbs from my aunt, veganrella, the tomatoes I got on the way home, kalamata olives, tofurky kielbasa, and the pesto I made earlier in the week...so pizza it was. Half is pesto, olives, rella, and tomatoes. The other half is tomatoes, sauce, rella, kielbasa, fresh basil, and oregano leaves. I tried one bite it is dang good. I'm pretty sure it beats the vegan pizza at TJScallywaggles. Tommy polished off a mini slice---yup she loves pizza. That bird is a freak of nature.
Hope you all had a good weekend! I've got to get some exercise in before bed time. Within the next few days, I will make the blog rounds and also update my frequently read list on the right. Quite a few of you are missing.
Oh---another spellcheck fav. Today it tried to change blogging to flogging.