Hm, maybe this is all pointless since my commute to school will completely change after I finish moving, maybe by the end of next week, which is coincidentally the end of the semester.
December 7, 2006 - But this is one of the streets, turning right off Heping East Road, that leads to school. It has more restaurants, so it was more interesting than the street which goes directly to school. I'm shooting into the southern late-morning sun since I have afternoon class, which I hope will change next term. I want either the late afternoon class, or the late morning class. The early afternoon class messed with my drum practice schedule.
Further down the street, shooting over my shoulder. Whenever I do this, I seem to be carrying around a shakuhachi which always gets in the way of the shot, although I could say I was shooting the shakuhachi and be happy.
At the end of the street, the crosswalk to get to campus is a few meters away at Fuxing South Road. On the right is the Taiwanese bicycle version of the "bitch seat". I can say that, can't I? I mean they said it on the Prime Time cartoon "King of the Hill". Remember when Hank Hill and his wife get touring motorcycles, and at one point Hank initially refuses to ride on the back of his wife's motorcycle? "Honey, I can't ride in back, it's called the 'bitch seat'". Hahaha! That's with a Texan accent, too.
Anyway, there are no seats involved here, so maybe not. And actually, it's a sweet deal for the rider on the back and a pain for the pedaler, because the rider does no work, towers over the pedaler, and can smack him if he's rides over a bump; and the pedaler has to contend with a hundred pounds, more or less, of extra weight! So maybe we can start saying the guys are in the bitch seat. I don't know how Taiwanese women would say, "Yo bitch, take it easy over those bumps!" *smack*
I have those things on my bike, but unfortunately, I don't have a . . . OK, I won't go there.
1. Calling All Stations (Genesis)
2. Drink Before the War (Sinead O'Connor)
3. Plump (Hole)
4. Tiptoe (live) (Ani DiFranco)
5. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (The Beatles)
6. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) (Talking Heads)
7. Sanctus (P.D.Q. Bach)
8. Web in Front (live) (Archers of Loaf)
9. Come Back Margaret (Camera Obscura)
10. On the Other Side of Paradise (The Neville Brothers)