Life in NOLA


A mayor of a local town intentionally hit a cyclist  so here is your reminder that a bike is a vehicle and you have a right to the roads and to be safe. Riding on sidewalks is illegal. If you bike commute to your school and work stand up for your rights. The road is yours too. 

150 miles down and back home. Legs hurt. Knees hurt (especially right knee). Butt hurts. Neck hurts. But I don’t have MS. Others’ struggle is much harder than some sore muscles. #bikeMS #ThatsHowWeRollRide

150 miles to go… #BikeMS

Rosie got new makeup! Well… new handlebar tape

Rosie got new makeup! Well… new handlebar tape

Yup. Went ahead and bought one of each flavor

Yup. Went ahead and bought one of each flavor

Come Fly Away with Yelp! Lauren won the costume contest and I came in 2nd. #YelpSwag



Sept 24 1894
Mr. Charles Baird
Dear Sir
Sometime ago a letter was received from you but by accident it was mislaid. That must be our excuse for failing to communicate with you sooner. We would be glad to have you come down and coach our team, say for a period of ten…

The reason I find fitness so attractive is simple


To see someone putting in that much hard work into their body reflects their lifestyle and usually the type of person they are and I admire that in someone. Dedication, persistence, discipline.


Have you ever just looked at someone and thought, “I really love you”. They’re just talking or humming or watching a movie or reading a book or laughing or something, and there’s something about them in that moment that makes you think, “I just really love you”

Got my motorcycle endorsement, then filled up the tank. I could get used to $4!

Fried plantains: attempt #2. Success!!

Fried plantains: attempt #2. Success!!

Every time

Every time

Things you can do to be happier:
  • Go to bed earlier
  • Finish things ahead of time
  • Eat whole-food
  • Exercise
  • Be present
  • Organize
  • Listen to music
  • Think positively
  • Drink lots of water
  • Journal
  • Read
  • Be productive
  • Eat fresh fruit
  • Breathe deeply
  • Go for a bike ride

Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake.
Jeanne Ray (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

Did somebody say cake?!

Running of the Bulls! Celebrated with sangria thanks to Yelp, and patatas bravas thanks to Clesi’s Catering