Until this morning, I had been jobless for close to 2 years. I got almost to the 99 week limit on unemployment, but a job came through today. It's work I'll enjoy (UNIX system administration) and it pays better than any job I have ever had.
It does involve commuting from San Francisco to Oakland though, and I want to do a bike -> BART -> bike thing. Problem is, BART has lots of restrictions about conventional bicycles, so today I went out and bought a new Bike Friday Tikit.
I had previously owned a Dahon DH7 and was less than thrilled with several aspects of that bike so I sold it after only owning it for a month or so. The BF is a lot more expensive (more than twice as much) but I like the design a lot more, I like the quick and easy folding without having to adjust anything, I love that it uses mostly conventional components rather than proprietary stuff, and I love that it's MADE IN THE USA.
So, tomorrow I start commuting on it. I'm *really* looking forward to getting back to work, and the new bicycle will add to the thrill I think.