Wednesday, April 25, 2012
When I was a kid in Brazil I used to enjoy riding my pink bike. It was fun and that's all I remember -how fun it was.
I hadn't thought much about bikes during my adult life since I lived in a big city where subways take me anywhere I want or need to go, and I really enjoy walking. I was good with that. Then a little more than two years ago I met my husband Kevin, who is c.r.a.z.y about bicycles. He put together one for me and that was super sweet. We were able to ride together a couple of times last summer, but I must say that I got a bit nervous on the busy streets of Manhattan. Cars are super close to you and sometimes drivers act like you are a bother to them. There is also the invisible effect... yes you become invisible to pedestrians. They don't see you. I am not kidding. They will suddenly cross the street right in front of you or stand in the bike lanes (because, you know, if bikers are invisible than so are bike lanes) so if I could get over my fear of being hit by a car I'd still have to watch out I don't hit a pedestrian. It was fun at times but mostly I just felt nervous.
This summer I'm thinking about toughing it up and getting used to it. Since last summer I haven't been riding my bike at all. Kevin is the one using it to go to work or run errands. We are thinking about getting new bikes and that could be fun. There are so many options. I really want a girlie bike - something I can ride around calmly and comfortably. So far I really like Public C7 in white. It's cute and not too expensive, plus I can add a basket to it!
I am still deciding. We have been visiting some bike shops, I really like Adeline Adeline, they will soon start selling Bobbin Bicycles. The Birdie below is pretty and it has a chainguard so I don't have to worry about something getting caught in there. Oh... and the mint color is awesome!
I still want to go for a test drive on both bikes, maybe next week, I am excited about that.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I was having a nice day and feeling happy when I thought, what if I could make a random person happy today? That would be cool, so I thought about things I like doing, and I like many things but creating my plushies it's on the top of my list. So I thought I could randomly pick a place around my neighborhood and put a cute plush there with a note, and that's how me and my husband Kevin Plush Bombed the city for the first time!
It was so fun and we are planning on doing that twice a month, I am not sure what's the best way to do it, but next time I will give the heads up to the people who follow me on twitter and facebook, I will also make a post here with the address or clues to get to the location.
Another plan is to drop a plush anywhere we go, so far we have plans for Atlanta, Massachusetts and Brazil, a friend will be taking one to the streets of Taiwan... That's right, Plush Bombing will be an international event. n_n
What about you, how would you make a random person happy this week? I would love to hear your ideas!