Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bicycling.

Fall bike riding is my favorite and the Legacy Trail opened in Lexington last Sunday, so Freddie and I went on a crazy obsessed search for a bike this weekend. (I sold my last bike in July for Forecastle tickets…my love for Zooey knows no bounds). We started the search in Louisville at Vic’s Classic Bikes. I wanted a used bike that had been given some TLC, and didn’t quite find it there. My next stop was Parkside Bike Boutique, where upon entering the store front, was promised by Ben (owner) that he would find the perfect bike for me or his day would be ruined.

parksidebikes

Ben delivered on that promise and found two, a vintage road bike that was just the right amount of bike for the right amount of money and a Schwinn Breeze that was way too cute and way too comfortable for me to leave behind. I contemplated getting both, but left only with the Breeze (currently working with @ChadByrum to build the perfect-for-me-road-bike).

My new favorite thing

There are a few things I want to vamp up my new joy a little. New crankset, a head light, a rear basket (and to figure out what that little thing on the front is for, if you know, tell me!)… and then there is this amazing thing for my future road bike:

Perfect Bike Shelf

Perfect Bike Shelf 2

Perfect Bike Shelf 3

Everyone needs a bike.

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Labor Day Weekend in Cell Phone Pictures

sweet Sawyer

campfire for family smore hour

homemade mini burgers

Chad B and me, conquering Amelie's

the case

the damage

croissant face

But he likes Koala bears

chandelier of baking

custom made froyo-yoforia

The napoleon and fat tire I left behind. Thanks CB

Top Five Reasons I Love Fall

I love the smell of autumn, the feeling, the sights, the clothes, the food, the beer. Fall is the perfect season to fall in love, read a book, play outside, start something new. I could do a top 20 things I love about fall list, but I won’t bore you. Let’s begin!  

The Top Five Things I Love About YOU FALL!  

5. The chill! 

In my opinion, there are few things better than throwing on that light sweater or adding an extra quilt to your bed for those chilly fall nights. The nights are longer, the air is crisp and cool, the sky is orange. It is romantic, comforting, and truly the greatest time of year! 

cozy

4. Back to School!  

Student or not, seeing those back to school supply bonanzas take over every store makes me very happy. I love overhearing kids talk about the rotten teachers they have this year and whether or not they will have classes with their best friends. I love to reminisce about the feeling (and smells) of walking into school on the first day, figuring out where my locker was and never using it…deciding on who my #1 crush was going to be that year. Where spring was a time of desperation to make it out of school alive, fall was (is) a magical time for new beginnings. Every now and again I will have the bright idea of becoming a teacher, just for these back to school encounters to become an up-close and personal experience again. Not going to happen, but it is nice to daydream about.  

School food!

I know where you are, but I don't know how to open you.

3. Seasonal Beer!  

When it gets a little cool outside and the leaves are turning, go out on the porch with a blanket, a book, and a beer.  

pumpkin makes great things even better

2. Fall Food!  

I love food year round, but fall food is the best food. We break out our crockpots again, halloween candy ruins our diets,  and then there are the gourds. I won’t talk about it, feast your eyes.  

comfort food at it's fall finest

Kürbis Cremesuppe

(f)all-time favorite candy

a caramel apple a day...

 1. So many things to do!
 We may have school to keep our days busy, but our nights and weekends are filled with more fun than one can handle. Oktoberfest, hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, halloweening, raking leaves…. ahhhhh…I can’t wait.  (And Keeneland fall meet for all you Kentucky folks)

trick or treat

don't mind if I do

perfection

 So this concludes my top 5 reasons for loving fall. Get ready, it is almost here.