Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Paging Mr. Herman...

I spent most of last night putting together--or rather, trying to put together––my new bicycle. The final problem is the handlebars, which were bolted at an impossible-to-ride-angle by a worker in China who is certain to win a Gold Medal in the hammer toss at the Beijing games.

I haven't been able to loosen them.

We'll see what a good spraying with WD-40 might have accomplished overnight.

When I am finished, Peewee Herman will have nothing on me.

Take that, Big Oil.


Blogger Nin Andrews said...

Hope you fix it up and it works for you! Am just back from rural El Salvador--watching old women hike up hills with water on their heads . . . Almost no one has cars, though there are a few who buy one when they can--and they will buy a car before they will pay for indoor plumbing . . .
Now, if only my insides will recover.
And yes, I agree with you about low res programs . . . I did not have an option at the time--with family obligations being what they were. I worked very hard too. And loved, loved, loved, loved it. But if I had been able to choose, I would have chosen to be a part of the local community, which is fabulous in this part of Ohio . . . And it seems you have a wonderful community there in Michigan (where I have been for Buddhist teachings). Given a choice, I would be an eternal MFA student.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Careful with the WD40. Too loose is a bad thing with bikes and, well, we'll leave it at that.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I hope you have better bike luck than I've had recently. WD40 let me down.

8:56 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

It worked!

Leslie, had you not been talking about WD-40 on your blog recently, I never would have thought of it.

4:43 PM  

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