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Saturday, June 2, 2001

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Veggie time

Woo! It was hot today and I was running around on my bike most of the morning. As long as I was moving it wasn't too bad but when I stopped I could feel the heat radiating from my body. It didn't help that my gel seat was disintegrating and I had a plastic bag over it to keep the goo from my butt. I couldn't leave my bike in the shade once and forgot to take the plastic bag off and when I got back my bike seat was like sitting on pure heat.

This is the first gel seat I've had and I didn't realize they did this. In the back where the cover was worn it's gooey and sticky when you touch it. It took me a while to realize what was causing the stains on my shorts. I kept trying to figure out what I was sitting on. I finally got a new seat at my last stop and have to put it on.

I've felt so blah lately and can't seem to get anywhere with losing weight so I decided to go vegan, no animal products. I've tried to eat vegan before because I like vegetarian food, I feel good when I do eat it and there are ethical reasons that I find persuasive. I just never manage to keep at it more than a couple weeks. It's more work, on one hand, as the prepared foods are more expensive but, on the other hand, the food is easy to prepare and I can even just eat a handful of walnuts and a piece of fruit. We shall see.

I've spent the rest of the day throwing things away. I went through my closet and got rid of so many things that I just don't need anymore, don't use anymore, etc. There were things I haven't used in five years and don't look to ever using but I keep because I might. I already feel lighter. I throw away a couple times a year and you would think that I would get rid of everything but it still keeps coming.

I have such a lack of nice furniture, though. I would like a nice couch or a recliner. I can't have anything large as the bed comes down in the middle of the room, but a small couch and an armchair would be nice. Right now I only have some dining room chairs. Nice ones, but hardly living room furniture. It's just so hard for me to spend money on furniture. It's not like I have people over very often.

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Rachel Aschmann 2001.
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