My bike was stolen on Friday, and I'm still angry about it. I used it to get to work, to go on rides with the family, and periodically to pick Brannon up from daycare. It had a toddler seat on the back and a basket in the front for the nap blanket and books. Very hip. Anyway, I have been parking it behind the parking attendant at my school all summer, because there are no bike racks anywhere near. Anyway, I came out Friday to see it gone. The attendant thinks it was taken when she went into a cafe for 15 minutes.
So some shmuck is gonna sell it stolen for $20 somewhere, and I'm gonna pay $300 for a new bike, seat, and basket. The seat alone is $100. To put that in context, I make a little under $600 a month for providing a university education, and the rent for our 1 bedroom is the same as the old mortgage on the 3 bedroom house we used to OWN. Arrrgghhh!!!! On the other hand, I cheer up everytime I say Aaarrgghhhhh because it lets me pretend I am a pirate.