Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Reunited...



...And you know the rest ;) Now can you believe with two bikes in the house, I didn't get a chance to ride today?! The living room/dining room area became the holding area for every box that was carried in at the end of the day when no one had the energy to take it to the basement. There also boxes, boxes, and more boxes of glasses, cake stands, pitchers, punch bowls, and the like that have to be put in their display cases and china cabinets. Of course, none of these things beckoned to be restored to their rightful places until just now--the day before Thanksgiving. At least, I was able to sneak away the other pretty days this week (and over the weekend) and go for some rides. I found a really nice park with a "beach" that a huge flock of geese have commandeered for the season.* There are two trails there--one paved and the other gravel-covered. I rode over the paved one and, while it's nice, it's very short--less than a mile long. Oh well, I can always lock up my bike and walk the gravel trail, or get a mountain bike. Tee hee!

*It's really just a sandy lawn.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm Getting There, Slowly

I'm pretty much moved into the new house, but I don't have Praline, only Brown Betty. I really, really hate that. I want my "Chocolate Chariots" together. (Yep. That's what I'm going to call them with both of their pictures underneath on my sidebar as soon as I get the time to do all of that). Luckily, it appears that the new house is also close to a library. I'm a little disappointed about the fact that I have traded down in libraries though. The branch nearby is a third the size of the Cartersville library. Oh well. Like I said before, I believe this is a mere hiccup in my transition from small town to big city. Hopefully, when I move yet again, I'll be in Dekalb county--their main library is huge and swanky.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bike Fuel


I don't know if I've communicated how blessed I feel to be a part of the Globe experience project not just because I get a free, awesome bike, but because the other bloggers are so cool and inspiring. Do yourself a huge favor and check out the blog of Robert Feuille. This 27-year-old father of three is fighting testicular cancer with everything he's got--that means incredible wit and creativity on top of enormous positivity and courage. No wonder he's got people organizing a schedule to keep him prayed up, others making donations, and a bicycle company sending him a free bike with the some financial support in the works (hopefully). Please support Robert. Send encouragement, a prayer, or some cash (or help motivate Globe to send him some cash).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Announcements, Transitions, and Developments

I'm grabbing Internet access wherever and whenever I can as I'm now landline-less. My family is cellphones-only for the moment and I suppose that's fine as we're in a huge transitional period at the moment- we're moving. My mom and I are moving--my involvement in this particular relocation is completely accidental as I thought that I would've moved away on my own by now. She is destined for another small town not far from the small town where we currently reside and I'm going through the motions as I feel that my job search has finally gotten hot. Still, I should be blogging regularly as I'm fairly certain that I know about every public computer within in a ten mile radius of my house.

On a blogging note, I'll be doing some professional-type blogging for Specialized's new bicycle brand, Globe. My Globe blog went live yesterday, but I couldn't get to this blog to tell you that as I was packing, schlepping boxes, and tidying the new place. The very nice project manager contacted me about blogging for the company about two months ago, but I didn't want to say anything until all the details were pinned down and the launch was near--everyone would just forget a really early announcement. So far, I have one post, but the second will be up swiftly. In these posts I just touch on my cycle chic philosphy as I wait for my Globe bike to arrive. If you want to see what kind of ride I'm getting pop over and check it out.

Even with two blogs to manage (for the next three months), I assure you that Sweet Georgia Brown won't go neglected. I already have six new post ideas, new blogs to add to my blogroll, and changes to make to the site. I also have a skirtguard in the works for Praline so plenty will be going on here.

*On an accessories note, stop by the cheap-crap section of Target that assaults you as soon as you walk in the door. there may be reflective goodies left over from Halloween at ridiculous markdowns. There may be some orange and yellow relfective tape, 90 cm x 20 cm, left and tons of LED blinky's and flashlights. Let me know if you have some luck.