Monday, June 18, 2007

Green & Bouldery

A few days ago I did my first ever grocery shopping trip via bike. This trip was made possible thanks to my fancy new courier bag, an item purchased primarily for work related purposes. Still when not in use for whatever it is that I do, this bag doubles nicely as a carryall for general use around town. I was able to stuff the bag with enough food to last several days. I rarely buy more then 3 days worth of food at a time anyway (as anyone who has seen my cabinets/fridge can attest) so this seems just about perfect. I imagine that I will still make the occasional trip via car to pickup larger items not conducive to being stuffed in a courier bag, but I see many shopping trips via bike in my future. I feel all green and Bouldery (plus not paying for gas appeals to my “thrifty” nature…).

Still, groceries? Food is good, but something about the whole event lacked excitement. Cue the liquor store. Turns out I can easily fit two six packs in the bag – and three would not have been out of the realm of possibility. Now I really feel Bouldery.

Apparently photography is thirsty work.
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R. J. said...

You had to have a bag like this, because it was for work. Of course.

Angela said...

Good for you! I've been doing my grocery trips via bicycle as well lately.

Now I must know- was that missing beer consumed during the bike ride home, or during the photographing? :)

Mike said...

The beer was consumed during the course of the photo session - which is probably for the best. I'm fairly happy to bike home after a few drinks, but biking while drinking might be pushing things a bit (at least without a suitable disguise). Still, something to ponder...