Wednesday, August 31, 2011

share the road.

where do i even start?

for the past two years while attending UNT i have purchased a premium parking pass. they are normally $180, but this year they bumped it up to $225. im only on campus two days a week for one semester, and i just couldn't bring myself to spend that much on parking. ever since i was little i have secretly wanted to ride my bike to school. well this is the year! the lovely lizzy has allowed me to park my car at her place and ride my bike to school! THANK YOU LIZZY!

now let me tell you i have only been on this bike a few times. and from what i have discovered in its short life is that it's very tall and heavy. so tall, i pretty much have to get a running start. you can only imagine how nervous i was thinking about the four lights i was going to come across. 

so i get my bike out, start running and jump on. *mistake #1* see i have never ridden my bike with a backpack. today it was unusually heavy. my adrenaline was pumping and i guess i jumped on too hard because my dang backpack about made me to fall over. i think only three people witnessed this event. thankfully i just laughed it off :)

after the backpack experience everything was going good, and then the dang light turns red. since my bike is so tall i really can't put my feet down on the ground and still sit on my seat. so i figured if i could keep one foot on the pedal and one tip toe on the ground i would be okay. *mistake #2* i couldn't keep one foot on the pedal, (at this point of my adventure i hadn't figured out that if you hold the breaks the pedals stop) so im basically practicing my ballet on the bike now. the light finally turns green and luckily there is no one behind me. so i struggle on up and BAM the next light turns red (at this point im considering calling my emergency buddy liz to come get me) i stopped and im still pulling ballet moves on the bike and all of sudden i hear this loud noise behind me. i turn around and what do you know, it's a UNT bus. i count to ten and breathe. i am now at the street that scares me the most, carroll street. the light turns green and i swear my legs have never pedaled so fast in my life. now it's only uphill to class (yes oak street is uphill) i finally make it to class after turning on the wrong street. i might have been drenched in sweat, out of breath, and experiencing a slight heart attack but i did make it in one piece...

the ride home was 100% better because a) it was all down hill, b) hickory street has a BIKE LANE! and c) i discovered that if you squeeze your breaks then your pedals stop!

so now when you are driving and you get stuck behind a biker/cyclist/redhead attempting to ride a bike please be kind and patient :) 

angela was my paparazzi today! 
it's hard to tell but im stuffing my bag. 
i will be investing in a basket soon.

 this is what we did is science today! we had to draw a scientist. of course i drew myself because we are all scientists :) my face really isn't that large.

so today our little lunch group ventured over to the new business building to eat lunch. (we really wanted to see where our tuition was going) liz went to the bathroom and said there was buttons on the toilet, of course i had to check this out! these super shiny commodes had 2 buttons, one with one drop of water and another with three drops of water. hopefully you can figure out on your own what they stand for ;)

they also had theses scary/powerful/cool hand dryers!
i can now sleep at night knowing the business majors are in hog heaven.

and now for the stressful part of my day. homework assignments have officially been assigned. sadly my planner isn't even halfway finished. see y'all in december!

love and miss you dave & the texas flag will be on it's way soon!


  1. Hahaha! Oh my gosh, this is amazing. I was trying to read this out loud to Ashley but couldn't because I was laughing so hard. You are awesome and yay for toilet options!

  2. haha, those are the type of toilets we have in Germany! It took me forever to figure out what the 'big' button was for....hahahahaha. P.S. I saw those hand dryers in Korea like 4 years ago...get with the program UNT, lol.