Sunday, January 31, 2010

They're Here!

The first time I saw Cirque du Soleil was on the beach in Santa Monica and since then, I (along with different male companions) have seen every one of their shows in San Jose as well as the one at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

I won free tickets for this year's final dress rehersal. With The Boyfriend out of town, I'm taking my favorite physics professor. I can't wait.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Singing in the Sun

"Baby the rain must fall ...." And finally after several weeks of stormy weather, a glorious day arrived that left me singing in the sun on today's ACTC ride led by S and P. Above, descending Bernal. Our climbs included Bernal, Bailey, Buffalo and Country View.

A scene from Country View. S said to watch out for animals to which I replied, "Oh, like you." All I saw though were dead mushy mashed up slimy things on the road; lizards I think.

Another scene from Country View with Chesbro Reservoir in the distance. I didn't do all of Country View but I was pleased enough. We were all left feeling invigorated from today's outing.
30 miles
11.1 mph avg.
30 mph on a descent
2 hr 41 minutes

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bowl Me Over

So what exactly do university librarians do for fun during a rainy week in winter? We bowl baby while listening to AC/DC Big Balls, a wonderfully dirty song.

Naturally, we read up on the subject. We would not be librarians, otherwise.

Ah, the smell of Lysol. Makes me downright dizzy. Did I score? Oops, the question ought to be, "How was my score?" Either way, I think my smile says it all.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

There was this guy

Earlier in the week, there was a fire in the library shortly before I arrived for work. I somehow missed the 79 firemen who stormed the facility. Sigh

While I did not meet 79 men on today's bike ride and before the dark clouds threatened rain, I did meet a cyclist who fired me up. He was right on my tail, just about on top of me. Harder. Faster. Blood pumping. Heart beating. Sweat dripping down my face. Breathless as my pedals turned over and over, wondering if he would overtake me.

At a bridge, he went under, I went over, the river separating us until our paths crossed again in Alviso. But only for a moment as he bid farewell and I smiled knowing that I got a good workout. Oh, how I love training.....

Naturally The Boyfriend regrets that he was away on business and missed out.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Radar Love

I intended to do an ACTC ride today but one step outdoors into the cold, damp dreary air, I said, "Screw that." I decided to have a day of something different. So, first I made Jerusalem artichoke soup. It is neither from Jersusalem nor an artichoke. It's part of the Sunflower family yet it tastes somewhat like an artichoke. Go figure. My, that's a big ping pong ball in the above photo, eh, and nothing to do with the story so far.

Next, I watched a t.v. production (Masterpiece Theatre) of Count Dracula. When the Count seduces Lucy, it's to die for. :) Today's passion though was to visit a place I've been meaning to go for quite some time. That ping pong ball is really Pillar Point United States Air Force Station, and the northern most instrumentation site of Vandenberg A.F.B. Wow, I must be a librarian to know such things. No, there was a sign ....

Naturally The Boyfriend regrets that he had business to attend to and could not join me.

Being at the beach turned a gloomy day into a romantic outing. Especially as I thought about that seduction scene from Count Dracula.

The wind kicked up, a few rain drops fell and it was time to leave. And coming soon -the regular scheduled programming of my cycling adventures....