He had the presence of mind to plan ahead (whiskey).
Daddy left his phone at work, but Ed came to the rescue. We got up, dressed, and fed in record time this morning. Someone (who’s name starts with Z) was up super-late and didn’t get up until after 7.
This is so funny. @yesiamprecious recognized @mellowjohnnys. http://apexhunter.posterous.com/noodle-and-precious-at-mellow-johnnys
— Janeen McCrae (@thenoodleator) October 28, 2010
Noodle thought I was funny. If I hadn’t had that heart cockle bypass a few years ago, they’d be warming.
The cold front held off long enough to make the ride this morning pleasant. Tomorrow, probably not so much. Big Z was up very late last night and was a zombie this morning, but French toast sticks perked her up. For some reason she’s fallen out of love with school lunch, so she is packing PB&J today.
Zoe had the high-speed giggles this morning. She also discovered that she could affect the trajectory of the bike by wiggling around, much to her delight and my consternation.
This week is anti-drug week at school. They are signifying their opposition to illicit drug use through different clothing options and today they are going to “sock it to drugs” by wearing crazy, mismatched socks. I wish they were just having crazy sock day.
Zoe learns about passive surveillance through the school’s Boltage program. Kids who walk or ride their bikes to school get a tag that is read by a sensor near the bike rack. Days they ride or walk are tracked and there are rewards and stuff, but most importantly the kids become comfortable with having their movements tracked and entered in a database. (Kidding. Sort of.)
I’ve been following http://yesiamprecious.com and http://nodirectionknown.com during their trip across the country and have really enjoyed it. Today, I was picking up some last minute gear for the Livestrong Challenge ride and when I walked into Mellow Johnny’s I saw Precious, and a few minutes later Janeen too. She was very gracious, after getting over the surprise of being recognized by a complete stranger in a strange town. Here, Zach poses next to Precious (he usually vibrates like this, especially after meeting Internet-famous cyclists and their bikes).
There was thunder and lightning this morning with clouds as black as Daddy’s mood. No rain, but we drove anyway.
Zoe proudly shows off the cheeseburger drawing she contributed to the classes food appreciation mural. To be honest, the food choices available at the school are one of the only things I’ve been unhappy about. They need some Jamie Oliver tough love at Austin ISD.