After dumping off a truckload of stuff at Goodwill I walked into REI with the mindset of buying a bike rack. I found the one Yakima HoldUp 1.25″ that was in stock and as I wrestled the box (it’s a heavy sonnabitch!) away from the others I noticed that one was set up on display. From the way it looked to me there is a bar that you insert into the hitch that stays permanently. This confused me, so I will consult the video on Yakima’s website today. No sense spending $450 (plus sales tax) if it’s not going to be the thing I really want.
[UPDATE: After watching the video on Yakima’s website it appears that my fear was unfounded. It appears as if you can unlock the base (the lock was missing from the display model) and remove the entire thing from the hitch receiver. While this makes perfect sense in hindsight the display model really confused me and there were no employees around to answer my question.]
While in the shopping center containing both Goodwill and REI I noticed that Genghis Grill has close that location. It’s not surprising to me because I thought the food was so-so and the value wasn’t good, so I stopped going there.
How About Plan “C”?
The original plan was to entertain our office guests by going to the Taco Mac across from the office. However, they had gone there on Tuesday night, so we decided to go to The Fred, er, The Chapter Room, instead. When we arrived we saw that The Chapter Room was closed for a private party until 10pm.
We could have gone to the Taco Mac above The Chapter Room, but decided to give the guests a different outing by walking down to 5 Seasons Brewery. The night was fun, a couple of beers, dinner, and a lot of amusing stories, but when I arrived home around 9:30pm I was pooped.
Might Have To Wait Out Traffic Tonight
If this morning’s awful traffic is any indication of what it’s going to be like tonight (and I shudder to think about tomorrow with the predicted 100% chance of rain) then I will be seeking solace from the gridlock by doing one of three things:
- Studying German somewhere quiet.
- Drinking beer and eating dinner at an establishment to which I can walk.
- Going to the gym.
Were this later in the year “going to the gym” would probably be the first option, but I’m still wary that the place is overrun with January Resolutioners.