Crazy bicycle route of today

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.

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New fish.

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

Snowy update.


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.