Outfit Post: 11/15/12

Sweater: Goodwill — Skirt: Leah’s free pile — Tights and earrings: Target — Flats: Thrifted (Born) — Camisole: Old Navy — Necklace: Fable & Fury — Bangles: Gift

Something that’s cracking me up today is my coworkers’ apparent inability to understand that I like biking to work. Since I started my new position, several folks have approached me to say that if I ever need a ride, all I need to do is call them since they drive that way anyway, etc. etc., and there’s much fretting over the fact that I sometimes bike in the cold or the rain. I try to be gracious about the offers because I know they mean well, but really?!

I mean, sure, some mornings I grumble a little bit as I strap my helmet on, but I do have my own car that I can drive to work if and when things get too hairy. I just refuse to buy an expensive parking pass for campus, so I have to park in the back 40 and walk ten minutes across campus if I drive–which I consider a good thing! Either way, I’m getting at least a little bit of exercise, and not being able to park the car at my building’s back door means I’m more inclined to bike most mornings.

In any case, they’re just being nice so I can’t fault them for that, but it’s still funny. Oh no, poor Mia, she has to take a fifteen-minute bike ride every morning and afternoon through easy residential streets to get to work! And she’s planning on getting herself a nice new bike for Christmas, so the ride will be even easier

Truly, I am to be pitied.

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6 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 11/15/12

  1. You’re getting a new bike? Have you picked it yet? Do you know what color? I NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS.

    One of my co-workers has been really funny about this too. He stopped riding his bike about three weeks ago when it started to get cold, and keeps asking me when I’m going to stop riding in. XD I figure I’ll keep riding until the snow makes the road dangerous. >_>

    This skirt is so lovely, btws.

    • Mia says:

      I have not 100% picked it, but there’s this pretty sea-green hybrid at REI (I forget what it’s actually called), and I might be getting that or something like it…I am going to go off of Mike’s advice and I-don’t-know-who-else because my knowledge of bikes is so embarrassingly limited.

  2. I don’t own a bike, but here in DC we have a bike share that I’m a member of. I’ve been worried about taking one out, though, because I see the way drivers around here treat bike riders. It’s very sad. One day, I will strap on my helmet and get over my fear.

    Also, red. That red is gorgeous, especially paired with that awesome skirt.

  3. When I lived in Houston, my lovely church choir friends constantly offered me rides home from choir practice. Like you, I have a car and chose to ride my bike instead. The ride was barely over a mile, much of it through a college campus, the rest on residential streets. But they were so worried about me getting home safely.

    • GoldfishGirl says:

      I think it’s charming that there are people that are worried about your safety/comfort. However, I can see where it would get a little ridiculous after a while.

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