Yearly Archives: 2014

Happy Late Christmas!



“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Well, I learned a few things this Christmas. One thing: living in America is pretty great. I went down to California to visit my family. It was a much needed visit and I’m so glad I went, however, I contracted some sort of gut disease that made me vomit upwards of 30 times until my aunt drove me to a medical clinic where I was given some anti-nausea medication and an IV. Before that, I would throw up every  time I would try to stand up. It made me appreciate a few things—certainly my aunt and uncle who allowed me to take up semi-permanent residence on their living room sofa, but I also was reminded of how wonderful it is to have indoor plumbing, clean tap water, and urgent care clinics. I was wallowing about on the aforementioned sofa thinking about how differently such a sickness might play out were I living in the bush somewhere. I was also immensely grateful for the other 90% of my life that I have been so fortunate to live in health. And, perhaps more than anything especially given that it is Christmas time, I am grateful for the coming of Jesus who is the greatest physician. So, Christmas has come and gone, and a new year is on the way and I am glad to be starting it with this refreshed perspective.

Speaking on behalf of Lizzy, Beef, and myself– We wish you a merry late Christmas!

Back from Bellyjams!

this post was written by lizzy

I’m back from visiting with my home skillet Timmy in Bellingham, WA! He’s going to school at Western Washington University there, so I spent a lot of time roaming the campus and working in the library with Beef (the rat) during the week. I also went around and took pictures of some of the many (so very very many) bikes on campus. So… uhm, I’m just gunna blast you all with a million bike pictures now. Enjoy:

Yup. Turns out, Bellingham is quite bike friendly. Here’s some more rando pictures from my trip:


That is all. Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday time! Byeeee.

Thanksgiving & taco wheel

this post was written by lizzy

Where to begin…

Well, turns out there was a series of unfortunate events which ultimately lead to the tacoing of my front wheel. If you’re unfamiliar with the term… just… just use your imagination.

Anyways, lessons learned: don’t cruise in the park at night without a front light, don’t crash into invisible nighttime holes, don’t remove vital parts from your cycle, don’t let your dear brother ride off on your now death-trap-bicycle-thing, and don’t DON’T don’t hide your ratboy in a pannier and forget where you put him five minutes later in the midst of all the crash hub-bub.

BUT HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS: everything worked out okay in the end, so no worries. Except that the Stinks now know the deep depths of my stupidity. Oh well, it was bound to come out sooner or later.

In other good news, it was Thanksgiving! I was feeling very thankful that no serious harm was done during The Great Wheel Tacoing Event of 2014. Stink even fixed up my cycle good as new on Thanksgiving night, so I am once again free to ride and be a danger to the public.

In more other news, I’m up in Bellingham, Washington for the week with my good friend/(brother?) Timmy. I brought along a few of our highly professional definitely very centered & accurate non-business cards to spread around up here.

I can’t think of any other pressing news, so I’ll leave it off here. I hope all you lovely people had equally lovely Thanksgivings.  Till next time, be safe & ride freeeeeee!