There have been all sorts of new developments since I last blogged. First, I went to Madison for the wedding of a very good friend, known to several readers as Anne of Money. It was really nice to see her and to finally meet her now husband. However, with the name change, we can no longer call her Anne of Money. It's the passing of an era. :-) But it seems like that whole marriage thing is going to work out for her, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.
In other news, one of the local bike shop chains was having their annual Warehouse Clearance Sale. My dad and I went over there because it had recently become apparent that the bicycle I had been riding was a bit too big for me, as it had been purchased for Santini. Dad spoke to Erik himself before I got there to scout out the terrain. Here is what I ended up with:
The old bike is there in the background for some perspective. And here is another view:
While Dad was talking to the bike proprietor, it came to light that this is the bike he himself rides. So needless to say, this is a serious upgrade for me. Both new AND improved.
The other new development (although I wouldn't necessarily say it's an improvement), is that I have acquired a new beloved roommate. BR 2.0, one might say. Here's Maren, making her blog debut:
We had a fun time last night making dinner and playing Rock Band. It's going to be good. She even put up with my mild bike obsession for most of the evening. Yay!