Yesterday I biked down to Argyle from work, and today I biked up from Argyle to work! It was a commute of about 6.8 miles, but it would be less had I not took so many little detours. I’m scouting out a good route between my place and Chris’ apartment. The lake front trail doesn’t even begin until about Loyola, and Sheridan and Clark are terrible streets to bike on – fortunately there seems to be several nicer residential streets running parallel between Clark and Sheridan. This was my route this morning – once I got into Evanston I was actually just going along the Evanston lakeshore trail, not on Sheridan per the map.
Also, the pot holes in this city are some of the worst I’ve ever seen.
On Sunday, Chris and I got some more fauna for my aquariums. I also picked up some test kits (finally!) including one for iron. The guy at the fish store was impressed that I got the iron testing kit, which made me feel better after previously getting into a geeky argument with two of the other employees about the merits of Siamese Algae Eaters versus the merits of Thai Flying Foxes. The jury is still out on that one.
- 2 mystery snails
- 1 giant, filter-feeding wood shrimp
- 3 Amano algae-eating shrimp
- 1 croaking gourami
Chris and I went to the Shedd last weekend, on one of their free admission days. He took a lot of little videos with his camera of the various fish. Here is a video of me being a total DORK and geeking out about all the fish…I am particularly excited about the boxfish.
Cost of parking at Midway airport: $58.50
Cost of getting my car towed and ticketed if they declare a snow emergency in Evanston when I’m out of town: $100
Cost of being frustrated because neither of these are good options because I am poor poor poor: priceless.
In other news, my boyfriend is TEH AWESOME. He bought me eggplant and daikon radish papyrus from Hiromi Paper…AND he got me the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Pop-up book that I’d been drooling over! I posted about the pop-up book over on the Kilgarlin blog.