|Behind these Geeks are tons of hot Librarians|
A few Sundays ago, I managed to get into a convention for free. My friend DrDrea is in town for the ALA conference and when I learned that one of my favorite contemporary authors was going to be there for an unannounced appearance, I asked if she could get me in.
I had tweeted Scalzi earlier in the week, asking if there would be copies of his book to purchase and if he would sign them. He tweeted back that he would sign books. I thought the response was short because he probably gets hundreds of tweets per hour and I was lucky enough to get his attention at all.
|One is a talented writer, the other is just good looking|
I figured it would be a good way to get me to the part of town Nightingale was in. She was at the Home Depot in the west end of the South Loop and I was a bit closer to Chinatown. I could have had Nightingale come pick me up but she had already graciously dropped me off just more than an hour before so it seemed cruel to ask her to make a second trip.
So after listening to the finer points of the program from the individual, I got my free code and procured a bicycle. These bikes only have three gears Slow, Really Slow and You're Not in a Hurry Are You? While I fancy that I could make it from my house in Portage Park to the South Loop in 30-45 minutes, it would take much longer to make that journey on one of these bikes. Which is sort of the point. These are merely Self Propelled Urban Runabouts that are meant for short trips like the one I took. Alas, I don't fathom these will pop up in the lower income neighborhoods even though there is really no street value for them.