|added Sat July 17 2004 at 8:19 PM
|Okay, that wasn't meant to be a philosophical question on the meaning of life. It's simply asking why the heck I'm in Provo going to BYU. And no, Eliza, this isn't in response to our conversation earlier... it's in response to a current conversation.
I know I've already spent way too much time whining about girls who refuse to date non-RMs. But nonetheless, it still really bothers me when I run into them. The funny thing is that it's actually Danny and her roommates again. Nonetheless, I still am amazed that girls can say in the same train of "thought" that they do not date non-RMs and that they think it's not right for guys to date girls that are 2 or more years younger than them, and that they don't want to get married yet because they're only 18.
WHAT?!? Ummm... okay, no more comment... I'm having a hard time formulating coherent thought patterns.
|added Sat July 17 2004 at 8:42 PM
|This is obviously a gross exaggeration (there's actually five or six rodas to Springville as far as I figure from today's meanderings), but for all practical purposes, you can't get to north-eastern Springville without going on State Street. Now, I'm saying this sweeping statement withe the *hope* that somebody proves me wrong.
I bought cool new roller blades while I was in Canada. They're really comfy except for the sore that's developed on my leg about three inches above my ankle where the top of the skate rubs my leg. I'm afraid to take my sock off, because I think that the scab incorporated itself into the sock. Enough complaining about minor warwounds... that's not the purpose of this entry.
One of the reasons why I justified the purchase of these nifty new wheels is because I'm thinking about skating to work on tuesdays and thursdays because I don't have to be there until 11 on those days. Well, today I set out to find a good route to get to work on skates. My original purpose was to time how long it would take so that I could be sure to leave on time next tuesday. It turns out that it's a good thing that I decided to check it on a saturday, because I got about half way before I ran out of sidewalk.
I tried a couple sidestreets (no sidewalks, but no traffic either), but I found out the hard way that there's no easy way to get from Provo to Springville without going on a busy road that doesn't have sidewalks. So I turned around, went home, and got the car.
I probably spent about an hour driving around southern Provo and northern Springville looking for a suitable skating route. The problem is that my workplace is relatively close to train tracks on the west and mountains on the east. This makes for fewer cross-streets in the area. I think I may have found a suitable path, but it includes two fairly large hills (bridges over train tracks, actually) and 3 blocks west to get over another set of tracks before going east to my work. I'll try to draw a map sometime tomorrow or the day after, in the hopes that somebody who knows the area (mom) might have suggestions of alternate paths. Said alternate paths must have either low traffic or sidewalks. I'd prefer to minimize the number of hills, but if there's an open street with little traffic, then the hills could be fun.