I'll be taking the Flood Fighting Methods day-long course this month. I really like the idea that if I am called out for flood fighting this winter, I will have some idea what to do.
Ali joined me for my lunch-time swim yesterday. She was a collegiate national champion swimmer. I haven't seen her sprint yet, but when she isn't trying, her cruising speed is exactly twice as fast as mine. At the end of a lap, I looked up to see that a crowd had gathered on the deck to watch her strokes and turns. I bragged about her, of course, but wish that I had a good enough eye for swimming that I could appreciate her technique as well.
I subbed in for a friend yesterday and gave a lecture at Sac State. I'd forgotten how much I love being in front of a class. I should see if I can find a lecturing gig somewhere, because that much attention leaves me exhilarated.
Also, I tried Ali's fixed-gear a couple nights ago. Her bike was too tall for me, but it was FUN. Now I have to find a non-poserish way to ride a fixed-gear. The kids all ride with no hands, so naturally I've started too. I can take corners with no hands now, and should admit that I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself. (The kids also ride around standing on their crossbars and handlebars, and I have no desire to copy that at all.)
I don't mean to be a tease, but I have to mention this and I don't have time to write it up. It seems kinda like leaning in close and talking in a low breathy voice while playing with your buttons, but I'm still gonna do it. Here's a promise for you, baby. After lunch, more Los Osos.