Because of the bizarre way in which New Jersey highways are laid out, it's strange but true that the best way for me to go between Pburg and the homestead is basically a trip through Pennsylvania. So the trip also afforded me a chance to swing by Philadelphia and hang out with metalepticfit for a while. That was a great visit. I brought my bike with me on the trip, so the two of us got to bicycle around Philly for a bit. I got some badly needed pho, which is something I have so far not been able to track down in the boonies of Jersey. I got to see a bit of Jeff's stomping grounds, and I think Philly is a great town for biking around in. There are copious bike lanes, it seems, and it's a pretty straightforward ride to downtown and Chinatown and stuff, but more importantly to me...it's flat! I live in a really hilly area, so every time I go out riding, it's an adventure in exhaustion. Worse is that I basically live on the top of a hill, so no matter where I go, it's an uphill ride coming home, so whenever I get back from a ride, I'm totally wiped out. Philly holds a lot more potential for easier cruising, it seemed like to me. :) Anyway, biking aside, we got to spend some time chilling and talking about Marx and my own warped sense of what anarchist systems are like. Also he lent me this cool book that covers all the basics of bike parts and assembly and maintenance and stuff, so I'm looking forward to getting into that.
Today, in contrast, is looking like a total stay-at-home day. I'm puttering around and taking care of some chores, but mostly I'm just totally taking some time off. I'm making bread and spent the morning kneading dough. I think I'll be zoning out with some video games later. The next few weeks are going to be...if not busy, then at least involved. I'm actually not sure yet how my time is going to be split between Pburg and SoJo, but for the time being, it looks like long blocks of time at each are going to be in order. We'll see how that shakes out.
I hope everyone's enjoying the holiday weekend. Peace!