I am not Julia:
Yet again, I am behind by 6 weeks! I am not as dedicated as Julia (forgive me, I forget her last name) who cooked her way thru all of Julia Child’s cookbook. I don’t think she missed a night of her blog, leading to marital strife (which resolved) but also a book deal, a movie and great fame and fortune. I am not headed for any of these things as far as I can tell. I don’t like marital strife, anyways! As far as fame and fortune, how can I miss what I have never known. I digress, back to blogging. At least, I will still finish this blog on the intended date and I will have attempted to sell 52 items in a year to raise some money for charity!
Chachka 46/52: Superman tin
I got this superman tin, which was the container to sell a pair of superman boxers, from my friend Liz. She is on this blog singing Siyahamba with me. She is a superman buff. She knows everything I’ve never cared to know about him. I take her word for it though that he is The Best super hero. I received the tin at a white elephant Christmas party. (You exchange items that you don’t want…it has to be junk from home…my kind of gift exchange!) So, I now I’m getting desperate trying to sell an empty underwear tin but when times get tough the tough get going.
Never seen a beginner conductor up close…here’s your chance!
Here’s my final exam for conducting. You can hear a part of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s symphony orchestra and see a beginning conductor. I am conducting the first movement of St. Paul’s Suite. Learn more about St. Paul’s Suite by Gustav Holst HERE!
Chachka 47/52: Bike Pedals
These pedals came with the bike I bought a while back in preparation for not being able to drive. I then found out that I did not remember how to ride a bike very well. Apparently, some people do forget how to ride a bike. I was terrified and I fell down many times before I’ve finally mastered the art of biking slowly on a very wide bike trail where other bikers are very far away from me. I still have issues. I can’t ride a bike without constantly making this really uncomfortable face. I call it the “bike face.” I’ve recently noticed other people with different “bike faces” then mine that look equally uncomfortable. Back to the pedals: The pedals that came with the bike are the standard flat pedal without any straps or cages to hold your foot. I bought pedals with a cage on them to slide my foot into. I had some knee pain while biking and realized I needed to be able to pull up while pedaling to help me use the muscles on the back of my legs and takes pressure off of my knees. Worked like a charm, no knee pain. Some people have told me they hate a pedal with a cage or clips so I figure maybe someone will want my old pedals.
In lieu of a video, I decided to take a photo of my “bike face.” Does anyone else have this problem?!