Thursday, 3 July 2008

They want to ride their bicycles...

Poor little blog. I think it feels neglected. This past week it has been rejected in favour of tennis and studying. Perhaps I should buy it some flowers.



It's not like I didn't give due warning though! Pretty much everything goes by the way side during Wimbledon fortnight. Anyhow, my first OU assignment has been submitted, Andy Murray is out of the Championships and rain is threatening. It seems like a pretty good time to make a comeback and give some much deserved TLC to Ponderings and Ruminations.

So what's been getting my goat recently? So many rants, so little time. From the serious (Mugabe, the C of E, the British government) to the mundane (cyclists and cinema adverts) - most things have the capacity to turn me into a grumpy old woman. Cyclists are my most recent nemesis and it being summer, they've all come out of the woodwork. It's such a hassle trying to pass them. I have to make sure that I don't knock them over, that I don't hit a car coming in the other direction, that I don't lunge for their water bottles when it's a particularly hot day. I'm all for environmentally friendly transport - just not when it gets in my way! So to cap it all, where has my younger sister decided to move to? Cambridge - land of cyclists! No doubt I'll be visiting quite regularly and that can only end well! Oh how I continue to long for the day that teleportation becomes reality. It's been months since I asked those scientists to get cracking on it. Slackers.

2 comments:

Radio said...

The thing which annoys me most about cyclists is the way they jump queues. There's nothing more frustrating than being sat in a jam at traffic lights and watching a cyclist weave in and out of the cars right up to the front! It also frustrates me when people cycle on pavements. And whilst cycling may be environmentally friendly as a transport method, not so as a sport; it upsets me to see the damage bikes cause in the countryside :(

Am I just bitter and twisted because I can't cycle?!

JackP said...

...shame about most of the tournament but two great finals.

I'm pleased Nadal won (surely it was his turn!) but he and Federer served up the best men's final I remember in my life. Not only was it an incredibly close battle of a game, but the sheer quality of the tennis on show was fantastic too...