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utilitaire 4.12

Per Utilitaire 12 rules 5 and 6, today’s ride will get logged as a second entry for “any store that is not the grocery store”.  I rode to Target.  Barely.  This cold has gotten the best of me over the past few days, and my sinuses feel like they are filled with cement.  My teeth hurt.  But I needed a few small things – laundry detergent, juice and a couple of cards to send to my boys –  and this is a short round trip (8 mi).

My observation for the day: our local school-bus driver could stand a refresher course on the 3-foot passing rule.

arachnophobik(e)

today's bike rack "friend"

So I had to make a quick bike run to Target today.  I arrive, go to lock up my bike at the rack, and spot this lovely little arachnid along the building next to my bike.  It looked suspiciously distinctive, and upon closer (but not too close) look … yep, a black widow.  (And yes, she was fully alive and well.)

Now it’s not that I have any big case of arachnophobia; I happen to think spiders are kind of cool – as long as they are not crawling on me.  But this one, being a little package of poison – I swear she was eyeing my bike and thinking how nice and cozy it might be to sneak into my panner while I was in the store.  It looked like a mighty nice home, rather camouflaged, nice and dark, an easy place to hole up … and wait.

Yes.  I’m an idiot.  And my mind runs in ridiculous directions.  Never the less, I moved my bike to the other side of the building.  Just in case.

looking for a new home in my bike?

a color-coordinated house for your 8-legged "pets" (?)