1. My triathlon wagon is in the shop. My parents were kind enough to lend me a car for the duration while their trusted mechanic decides what's actually necessary. The first quote I got said I needed $1,200 of assorted services; my parents' guy says $300 ... so far. Firstworldproblem: My bike does not fit very well into the back of the Saab. I have to take off the wheel and lay it on its side. I'm starting to appreciate my car a lot more.
2. I'm fairly certain our local library thinks I'm super nutso. We pay a ton in taxes and don't take advantage of many public services, such as the school system, so I feel it's important to visit my library as often as possible to support their services and see my tax dollars in action. However, renting a stack of magazines, DVDs, books on tape and regular ol' books every week might make you a regular pain in their asses.
Our library is mighty fine looking
3. Anyone been to Beijing? I'm going on a work trip to Busan, Korea, this summer with a stop off in Beijing. I'm going to stay a few days and see the sites there, but I'm looking for suggestions. I know we want to go to the Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square, the Great Wall and a tea house, but we're still foggy on the details.