why did i not think of this before :D
the streets were deserted. baseline, woodroffe, centrepointe, thornbury, all of them. there were some cab drivers near Baseline Station and they gave me a funny look as i zoomed past them at 1:11 in the morning. other than that, there were no people outside. and i got to see Mars shinning brightly up in the sky so high
i wanted to bike in the small 30cm deep artificial pond in front of the Ben Franklin Place / Central Library but i heard some guards, presumably, unlocking the main doors as i made two circles around it so i biked away. i shall try again tomorrow !
now that i am sufficiently tired, i'll take another stab at this much fabled activity called sleeping.
we were supposed to bike from Baseline to Dominion and back. however, after a hat and a washroom break, we decided to explore a bit more to the east. the bikepath we were following took us to Port Champlain bridge... which takes one from Ottawa to Hull.
reached home more than 8+ hours after the departure time; Home -> Baseline -> Lincoln Fields -> Breakfast@Wendys -> Ottawa River Parkway -> Champlain Bridge to Hull -> Hull Riverside -> Dinner@Harveys -> Hull Riverside -> Royal Alexandra Bridge -> Ottawa River Pathway -> Baseline -> Home //biking in pitch black through rows and rows of trees and foliage on both sides can get quite unnerving.. especially if a firefly decides to suddenly light up in front of you..
both ended up skipping classes but looking back, i think it was worth it. ottawa is beautiful. i've lived here since '97 but never had i seen these bikepaths, experienced nature like this, or biked to hull before ;)
oh and another thing. no more carbonated drinks from today, the 20th of June, to September something something. promise!!111
it is getting hotter here in ottawa. i don't really mind the sun but the humidity can be extremely frustrating. with no air conditioner in the house i can't really do anything about it.
dooh, that lucky
bastard guy will be happy to know sikander.org is back up. after experimenting around in PHP and mySQL i thought it's about time i sign up for webspace. the $/month for this webspace is almost equal to a large pizza. worth it no ? //priorities priorities
went biking with lunato yesterday. had to drop some tapes and books at Carleton so we headed out from thornbury, onto meadowlands, down on rideau canal, and finally right on university avenue to reach the carleton campus. afterwards, kept riding down on rideau, left on carling avenue, a late lunch at Aladdin (meat pies.. yummm.. have to take some with me to toronto later this month), and finally south on woodroffe to reach home after 5+ hours. wasn't specially tired.. a few bruises but nothing special.. it's the morning after when all the bones ache :)
i was planning on doing some japanese studying tomorrow but doesn't seem like it anymore :( i refuse to go back to OJLS in september not knowing as much, or almost as much, as my fellow classmates.
other than that, i've learned how to make sushi, renewed my driving license, and gone to the gym regularly. some movies seen over the past month that deserve to be mentioned before i close this are : Sex is Zero, Asako In Ruby Shoes, Bunjee Jumping Of Their Own, Autumn In New York, and The Insider.