@ev in #DayInTheLife

a day in the life, fayettenam

When you don't have a car, sometimes you have to walk to work. @gb and I decided to take a few photos along the way!

There are twenty blobs below, give them a chance to load. Can you spot the $20?

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Last photo = arrival at work after a two and half hour meander.

@Kas in #DayInTheLife
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I guess there is only a small chance that the two of you get overweight. :wink:

Those small yellow flowers are cute, what kind of flowers are they?

@arj in #DayInTheLife
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Thanks for sharing. Is bike not an option?

@ev in #DayInTheLife
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@kas Small yellow flowers, I don't know! I'll have to ask around. They grow between the cracks in the concrete.

@arj My friend died on a bike in NYC many years ago, and after that I swore off biking forever. My fear about biking in this city is almost no one does, so the cars aren't used to watching out for bikes. It's an option, but I'm not sure if I want to go there yet. Probably a better idea is moving closer to work.

@gb in #DayInTheLife
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@kas when you're skinny your whole life you can get a weight gaining buddy. And you can talk about your favorite ice cream finds and celebrate when you gain a few pounds. In my case, her mom died when she was young, too. So we have a lot in common. She also serves, so she runs circles around a restaurant and has to work hard to put on weight. Not having a car has made life more of a challenge the past month, but I'm making it work.

@arj I rode a bike in Tokyo and Yokohama. Haven't biked a city since because yeah, sometimes drivers text instead of watching the road. And I don't text because I don't own a mobile device. So, I don't want to be on a bike and have to share the road with texty-drivers. I'd rather walk. Even long distances don't scare me the way texting drivers scare me.

@nanomonkey in #DayInTheLife
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@kas They appear to be in the Asteraceae family, possibly Yellow Camomile (Cota tinctoria).

@Kas in #DayInTheLife
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Dammit, I think you're right. Thanks!

@dominic in #DayInTheLife
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great photos!

a compromise between walking and biking, plus it folds up so easy to take on the bus:

https://www.amazon.com/Razor-A5-LUX-Kick-Scooter/dp/B00B4HM8MG/ref=sr_1_2?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1498523901&sr=1-2&keywords=razor+scooter

@ev in #DayInTheLife
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@dominic I once took a test drive of one of these through Google HQ in Manhattan, and I nearly died.

I didn't quite capture the endless lots full of used vehicles that are almost everywhere here. I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to get a gas powered locomotive with either two or four wheels, I'm just not sure if I'm ready for that either.

Transportation is this weird political problem here though. You're either a driver, or not. And we are def not, which seems to work out fine right now.

@ev in #DayInTheLife
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But what I really want to know is: who owns the pirate bus parked at the Flea Market?

@dominic in #DayInTheLife
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I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to get a gas powered locomotive with either two or four wheels

If you think bicycles are too dangerous, I've got some news for you about motorcycles!

If you meet the pirate bus people you should definitely invite them to secure-scuttlebutt!

@arj in #DayInTheLife
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Keep forgotten how terrible biking is in most parts of the US. But on a positive note I guess you get a lot of time to think about stuff on the way.

Seconded the pirate :bus: :smile: