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08 September 2008 @ 11:02 pm
Dear LJ...  
What a weekend.

My parents were here on Saturday, and we went to Christopher's soccer game (lost), I shopped for kids' party favors, and we went two rounds of "So what do we know about LittleSister's boyfriend? Has he been married? Does he have children?" before I pulled out the "It doesn't matter because it's none of our business. We don't get a vote in this." card.

Sunday was Christopher's party. I decorated the Star Wars-themed cake right up through the first ½ hour of the party while the boys were smacking each other around with pool toys under HalfshellHusband's supervision and refereeing. Everyone had a great time, and no real injuries resulted. Then I went for a bike ride in the 100-degree heat and had a tube blowout 9 miles in. That's a first! A nice visiting medical student stopped to keep me company while I fixed it, and I gave her big info on the bike trail and where to buy a decently-priced helmet.

Today—lots of chauffering. HSH had an ECT treatment (bleh), and these are now clear across town now that he's on Kaiser coverage. I also picked Christopher up from school and finally met his teacher, who is a bit on the rigid side and 2 years from retirement. Some of the parents have been muttering about the curriculum, and the seeds of revolution are being sowed after just 3 weeks of 4th grade. :0

Tomorrow… Federal Jury Duty all day down at the courthouse again. *sigh* Crap. :(

Eventually… blatherings on how writing my remix project went.
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Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on September 9th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
I can't keep my tyres up for love nor money at this point in time.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
Do you have "tire liners" over there?

They're long strips of plastic that you put up inside the tire rim to protec the inner tubes from thorns and such.

They help a LOT, though clearly they won't help random blowouts (or nails or construction staples).

I hate changing bike tires. :(
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on September 10th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
We do have liners, but I've never used them.

i miss having a mountain bike. Though the hex seems to be off the road bike that I got from Mum.

I hear you on bike mechanics!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
We do have liners, but I've never used them.
They make a HUGE difference.

I'm down to changing flats about 1xYear per tire, and that's with 30-100 miles of riding per week.

It's surprising how much of a difference they make, but they really work!