Archive for August, 2007
So, I’m riding my bike to work today, and it broke.
Not “it broke down.” Not “the chain broke” or “the tire broke.” The bike broke.
The frame cracked right through the bracket that holds the rear wheel in place.
I was surprised. Don’t get me wrong. The bike was a piece of crap. But I was sure the derailleurs or the chain or something would go before the frame broke.
So, I used my house key as a screwdriver and removed all the useful bits. And then I abandoned my bike on Queen St. E, just east of the Don Valley bridge, and caught a streetcar to work.
I was thinking of taking the same streetcar home to see if it was still there.
There’s German board games and then there’s…
Nazi board games under the hammer
A collection of Nazi era board games – including one where players are given points for bombing British cities – are going on auction in the UK this week.
Let’s see what’s happening on CNN right now:
Padilla convicted in terror trial
CNNMoney: Stocks tumble on credit worries
Ticker: Jenna Bush engaged
Report: Vick deal includes prison 46 min
Human remains found at bridge collapse
Bodies line Peru streets after 8.0 quake 25 min
Erin causes floods, Dean strengthens
Noise detected in mine, drilling plan changed
Wow. That’s a lot going on.
But guess which one appeared as “Breaking News” in my e-mail inbox.