After starting Jane Austen’s Emma a dozen times, and watching Clueless once to try and get the gist of it, I have finally finished the book. I absolutely love Pride and Prejudice, but some of Austen’s other books just about bore me to death. Now if only I could figure out if I’d read Persuasion or not… I think I may have, but it was so unremarkable I can never remember.
I’ve now got 150 miles on my road bike as long as my bike computer is accurate (and I may cry if I find out it’s high-balling me), and REI has the member 20% off coupons starting this coming Friday, so I can get some pants for riding in the cold and wet, and perhaps some shoe covers. I’m not sure how much cold and wet riding I’ll be able to tolerate, but if I’m wearing mostly waterproof clothing, that should help a lot – it’s not the wet I mind so much as that being wet makes me so very much colder. I’m hoping for an 18-20 mile ride on Wednesday, but we’ll see how things are going then for distance.