January 22nd, 2002

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Wednesday night, I left the newspaper office and headed to Wendy's for a late night meal. As I was leaving the drive-thru, something under my truck popped. And then it rattled. And the rattling never stopped.

I dropped my ride off at the dealership Thursday so that they could diagnose the problem. Four business days later, all they can tell me is that it'll probably be bad. The thing is... they don't know how bad.

It's a pain in the ass to be without a personal mode of transportation in these parts. Oakdale is anything but a major metropolitan area and our public transit system is limited. I was okay with that, for the most part, because it was still easy to get around campus. It was easy, you see, because I had a bicycle. (Please note the use of the word, "had")

Shortly before 2 p.m. today, I wrecked that bicycle.

I was crossing a pedestrian bridge not really designed for bicycles. I saw a pedestrian near the end of the bridge, so I moved over to one side. Something on my bike caught the railing on the bridge and down I went. I'm okay. My bike, on the other hand, is just a tad under the weather.

The truck is broken. The bike is broken. What's next?
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I've been fortunate as of late to get some quality linkage from journalers I enjoy reading. The flip side to that wonderful showing of interest is that "The Window" hasn't been updated since New Year's Day. (I guess that's one way to force people to read the archives.) Certainly, things have been happening in my life... And certainly, I've been promising updates to my loyals readers. But the computer (like my truck) is still under the weather and I've lacked the time to explore other opportunities.

I have big things planned for the journal. I promise. I just need a little more time to fix the computer (or a little more money to replace it). I'm going to right this ship. I'm not ready to give up writing about my life just yet. In the mean time, I'm blowing the dust off of the LiveJournal. I'll keep updating it if you keep reading it.
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