Monday, May 25, 2009

Day Eighty-two, 090510 - Pensacola, FL

Day Eighty-two, Date Thursday, May 21, 2009
Time in Saddle: n/a
Distance for the Day: n/a
Accumulated Trip Distance: n/a
Altitudes: n/a
Speeds: n/a
Weather: 70° in the AM, warming to 76° by mid-day, partly cloudy w/occasional showers in the afternoon
Expenditures: $9

Got up around 8:30am and made some eggs for Cho and myself. It’s been *years* since I fried an egg, and while they weren’t the prettiest things I’ve ever seen, her sunny-side-ups, and my over-easys turned out pretty good (not burned, not raw). Cho took a short test ride on my trike, just to see what it was like. I then took off for the library for more wi-fi, and she went to work. At the library, I prepped the photos for upload, and was able to do a couple of blog entries, but then the connection began to freeze, and I tried restarting several times, but it kept hanging, Demitol. Well, at about 2:30pm, I gave up, and left the library to call Cyclesports to see if the letter with my music SD card showed up (nope), and then went to go look for a hardware store. I found one, and had a duplicate key made up for Cho’s house, so there would be no chance of her having to climb through her window, anymore. I then went to visit her at her workplace, which wasn’t very far away, and gave her the other key. She suggested trying to set up my notebook, there, to finish my blogging. She gave me a tour of her building, and we found plates of shepherd’s pie set out for whoever wanted them (me!), so we had a free lunch. They work on AI and robotics around there, and it was all *very* interesting to me. I picked out a quiet place in one of the unoccupied rooms, and Cho helped me hook in directly to the network using a spare cable at an empty cubicle, and walla-walla! I was able to finish uploading the photos and was consequently able to make the rest of my blogs publicly available. How nice! What a difference bandwidth makes. I then began updating my Google Maps entries, and did that until 6:45pm. Cho mentioned there was going to be a music concert in a park nearby that would have pipe band music (bagpipes), which she found out I liked in earlier discussions, so I went over to the park and listened to the McGuire Pipe Band. They were sponsored by the McGuire restaurant Cho and I went to last night. After that, I headed back to Cho’s place; it got dark, and I didn’t have my headlight with me, and ran my starboard wheel up onto a tall curb and heard the edge of it scraping something metal on my trike! Everything still seemed to work okay, but I knew I’d done some kind of damage, even if it was only surface paint. I’d have to inspect it carefully tomorrow in the daylight. Demitol! I picked up some trail mix and drinks ($9) and made it back the rest of the way, fine. I decided to write some articles for the astro newsletter, so did that, and got to bed at about 2am. I left lights on for Cho – I thought she said she was going to be back by 10pm, and wondered what was keeping her.

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