August 20th, 2021


the friday 5: luxuries

1. What luxury is totally worth the price?
I'm thinking about getting a road bike. I cheap out on a lot of things but nice bike, nice running shoes... the difference is clear.

2. What is the most unique or silliest problem you have going on in your life at the moment?
well I'm still healthy and don't have coronavirus, so I should be very thankful. all my problems are silly, right? but I still had a concert, and conference, and a big local bike race all get cancelled or go virtual all in one week. all plans I was looking forward to, all just slipping through my fingers. It made me sad. Here I thought I'd gone from doing everything (pre-covid) to doing nothing (covid) to doing a little bit (post-covid) - I was worried I wouldn't know how to come back from nothing. but I learned, and now it's gone.

3. If you were so wealthy you didn’t need to work, what would you do with your time?
volunteer. I'd be one of those retirees at the makerspace, basically still working. I'd go on longer daily walks too. that's about all that would change.

4. What is the most tedious and/or the most exciting sport to watch?
golf puts me right to sleep. I enjoyed olympic sport climbing, for the oddity of it.

5. What do you think the ideal age to be is?
I'd do my late 20s again in a heartbeat, those were great. Sometimes I regret not investing and saving more money, getting into the stock market at 15-years-ago prices, but who am I kidding? I was having a blast, going out with friends, living downtown, it was the life! and my body was wonderful. my back never hurt. I could sit all day or stand all day or read all day or stroll downtown and never worry about anything.