ok, so i've biked maybe 10-12K today, and played some frisbee with my friend, and i had a meeting with the director of my grad program, which lasted an hour, and i felt, was enough 'work' for one sunny day... and tonight a couple friends came to my place and we watched some tv. lost (which i don't think is all that ****ty), law and order (no comment) and the daily show (yes)... oh and yes threw the frisbee around in my dog-****ty lawn
i was drinking. come one or so, i'm hungry, so i decide to bike to meijer (an everything giant store, somewhat less, imho, scary than walmart) to get some food. macdonalds is near. now i shun the mcd, since i read fast food nation (and i'm a guy that drinks soy milk, and doesn't eat much meat), but i was a bit drunk and hungry (i'd bought store sushi at meijer, but i hadn't eaten it yet). so i decide to bike through the drive through. thinking i'd probably get no service. none at the talkbox. so i go up to the window. the dude at the window looks like a mcdonalds guy. like a boring guy. but he says "hey i thought i saw a flashing light back there...no problem..." so i get a disgustingly wonderful cheeseburger. and we for some reason talk politics.
he says he's kinda liking bush cause he's speeding up the process of the system coming down. holy ****. he's been reading the same green anarchist **** i have been, i guess. so i say that i know, and i'm not helping it, cause i'm here on my bike not using up the fossil fuels.
anyways. bikes kick ass. but the system's got to go. in my opinion, the catalyst will be 'peak oil', i.e. end of cheap petroleum--gas, planes, plastics, fertilizers, etc, etc, etc. my profession depends on all these things. i know this.
so, in the most unexpected of places, a mcdonalds late night drive through, i got some validation that the world is realizing that civilization is dooming itself faster and faster, and that just might be a good thing.
the burger was good. sorry vegans. i love ya'll