The day started with the discovery that Snakebite had indeed written about my money tree on his blog. Magnificently coincidentally today on my iPod-bug-zapit-thingy was one of my heroes Wangari Matthai on Speaking of Faith, talking about planting trees.
"...she has fought off encroaching desert by planting 30 million trees..."
Someone then brought to my attention an article from The Local Daily. They wrote-up Snakebite's Bike To Work Challenge today - which indirectly raises the profile of the Bike To Work Day event. In the paper version there's some pretty great photos of Sean rolling on his xtra-cycle - and his lambchopped mug on the cover.
Toward the end of the work day I recieved a very nice, honest e-mail from a traffic engineer related to vehicle sensors that don't detect bicycles. You can tell it was honest because it contained an admission that there's room for improvement. It also contained hints of their plan to make improvements.
After work I spent 90 minutes at Monk's with this guy.
Don't be alarmed. He was properly supervised.
We made progress on the local singletrack project. We looked at some pretty sweet soon to be ready for public consumption diagrams of what we're trying to do and prepared to visit the site for some "before" photos.
After the meeting we observed that the design guy's last name is an anagram of his first name - and his parents didn't do it on purpose.
Then we made Adam cut his hair.
After being gone from home so much today I darn well better not forget to pick up a half-gallon of milk on the way home.