Urban Daze

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A lot of times when I start work at midnight I feel tired and irritable. Many times though, by the time morning rolls around and I am released from being property of “the man,” my energies regenerate. At times I enter a sort of walking meditation, probably just because I’m too tired to remember all my petty problems.

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So after watching someone smoke crack right in front of the traffic spilling off 90, I rode to the beach to relax. It was funny because I was trying to figure out how to take one of those nerdy hold-your-bike-over-your-head pictures that everyone has, (shut up, you have one) when a random guy offered to take the picture for me. This certainly made things easier.

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Lunch time hit and I rode off to a place I’ve never tried before called Urban Vegan on Montrose.

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I had a nice lunch all by myself in the restaurant. The tea was the most gingery tea I’ve ever had and I couldn’t suck it down fast enough. Sexy huh? Also got a seaweed soup as a starter.

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Check out this yellow curry. It was good but I should have definitely went with the super hot red curry. Next time.

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After that I took a really lazy meandering ride around the area and then cruised The Lakefront Path. Oh, look, a bicycle has washed up on the rocks.

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“I sit before flowers hoping they will train me in the art of opening up

I stand on mountain tops believing that avalanches will teach me to let go

I know nothing

but I am here to learn.”

-Shane Koyczan

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“You just like the idea of me. You like the person I present myself under circumstances that I can control. I choose what I say and how I say things. It’s like being attracted to a fictional character in a book. They are scripted and made up. If you think about it, through writings, we all script and make ourselves up. I don’t share the person I become when I am upset. I don’t show you how I look like when I sleep. I don’t tell you about all the times I’ve made someone cry. All the guilty things I’ve done and the bad thoughts I’ve had.” -Han