Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ode to spring: pretty girls in unexpected places

Not highly unusual or anything...just unexpected.

My dad recently had shoulder surgery, so I've been up north a bit lately, after my trip to Montreal.

One trip home, there was this totally pretty indie chick working the toll booth. The NH toll takers are generally pretty friendly...but let's just say to find a knock-out is an anomoly. Ok, ok, she wasn't a knock-out, but she looked pretty cool, the type of gal I wish would be my friend.

A few days later, I saw a girl on a bicycle, casually commuting along. Not in cargo shorts or biking spandex, but her snug jeans and polka-dot top. She had a very "Amsterdam" air about her...her pace, her look, and all while bicycling. She was pedaling at a very modest pace...but as I had hurt my back the day before, I didn't have the giddy-up to pass her, hence the detailed observations.

Since I stopped taking the subway and started biking exclusively to work, I observe so fewer people. I kinda miss it.

1 comment:

Avery Bailie said...

At least you're not missing the crazies that come with public transportation. Just the other day on the bus to work I had a guy sitting next to me who kept shouting "DO YOU HAVE MY MONEY!?!" for about 10 minutes. I wasn't sure if he was talking to me because I had avoided eye contact the entire time. He was then quite for the rest of the ride until we got closer to Down town Cleveland where he felt the need to proclaim at the top of his lungs "THAT'S LAKE ERIE!!!"