I have been a busy bee lately, which is why I’ve not written in a few days. The biggest news is that I resigned from my law firm job and I’m going to take my legal career in a new direction. Not having a new job yet is a bit nerve-wracking, but I’m excited about the future and I need a break. Now that I don’t have a commute, I’ll have to make up more reasons to ride my bike. In other busy bee news, Sunday I was up early to support Melissa running the Chicago Half Marathon. She performed wonderfully, beating her goal time. Yay, Melissa! Maybe her new bike commuting routine helped push her over the edge? :) Then on Monday and Tuesday I had Tori Amos concerts, first in Chicago and second in Milwaukee. I’ve been a huge Tori fan since high school, so her new albums and tours are major life events for me. Last night I was second row center – amazing!
Whether you also love Tori, only vaguely remember her from Cornflake Girl, or have no idea who she is, watch this video of her performing one of her new songs, Lady in Blue, in Vienna earlier this year. She is a true original talent!
In an effort to make this post bike-related, here are a couple of Dutch bikes I spotted in Chicago this week.
The De Fietsfabriek was parked only a couple of blocks from my place. I wonder who owns it. I see a lot of men’s Dutch-style bikes parked around the city, but I don’t recall seeing many men riding them. A notable exception was a very finely dressed young man riding an Amsterdam through Lincoln Park. I rang my bell at him ;)