Today was… both quite productive (despite my usual grumbles, the deflag of the copyedit for FIXED is going well, and should be finished tomorrow) and really frustrating, on fronts I can’t discuss. Â So around 2pm, after a phone call to deal with some of the frustration, I decided “screw it” and hauled out the bike, and headed out.
I made it down to Pier 1 Cafe at 70th Street, following the 3rd Law of “Bike to the Beer.” Then I proved that you can in fact read off an iPad screen in bright sunlight, and got through a few manuscript submissions before biking home.
the view from the West Harlem pier (125th street, more or less), looking up-river:
the wages of cycling are beer. Â Note Watson the iPad in red, waiting to be put to work…
the view from Pier 1 (70th St), looking toward the West Side of Manhattan:
The ride home was entirely into the wind. My knees have lodged a formal complaint, and have demanded another beer, and steak (they got it it).
I am still cranky about various things occurring, but since I can’t DO anything about those things, I’m just going to enjoy the sunlight, the well-earned ache, and the pleasant lethargy from mmmmmmsteak.
Tomorrow, I kill the rest of the copyedit.